Cashless Fare Encouraged In Brisbane To Limit Spread Of Covid19

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To reduce interactions between operators and riders, Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner is asking the State Government to consider not allowing cash fares to be collected on public transport.

It’s one of the highlights of the Lord Mayor’s announcement via Brisbane City Council’s official Facebook page on Thursday, 17 March 2020. The Lord Mayor said buses, ferries and CityCats are all running to standard timetables and are being sterilised nightly.

“In relation to concerns about cleaning and hygiene measures on Council buses, we’re following guidance provided by Queensland Government. Council has already escalated cleansing of its bus and ferry fleet, which includes daily sanitising of both buses and ferries, which exceeds the recommendations made by Queensland Government,” BCC added.

In the short video, Mr Schrinner assured residents that Council services will continue to be delivered as usual. This means household waste, green waste and recycling collection services all remain in effect and there are no plans for this to change in the near future.

With regard to the novel coronavirus, TransLink said: “To ensure we are taking all steps possible to minimise the risk onboard our services, our delivery partners have been instructed to increase their cleaning regimes to including daily sanitising. Queensland Rail trains, G:link trams and Transport for Brisbane buses will have these regimes in place from this week and we are working with other delivery partners to implement this across the TransLink network.”

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TransLink is encouraging riders to make use of their go cards. Registering the go-card comes with a handful of benefits, such as being able to top up online and over the phone, auto-activating auto top up so you always have money to travel, and viewing your balance and travel history.

To stay up-to-date about Brisbane transport, check the TransLink website or follow Brisbane City Council’s official Facebook page.

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