Activated on all buses
You can tap your OPUS or L’occasionnelle card on the new reader to validate your fare at either the front or the back door (articulated buses only). If you are paying with cash or a magnetic fare card, validate your fare as usual, at the front door only.
For quicker validation when boarding
The new equipment is used to validate OPUS cards and L’occasionnelle fare cards, while magnetic strip cards and cash fares are processed as usual via the fare box.
The new card readers read your card twice as fast, which speed up boarding
For quicker boarding
The new card readers read your card twice as fast, which speed up boarding.
For improved accessibility
Universal accessibility is enhanced through a larger screen, improved audio function and an optimized location.
For all-door boarding
Boarding via rear doors is still permitted, under the same conditions. However, payment is no longer based on the honour system. You must validate your fare using the new equipment. Customers paying a cash fare or a fare on a magnetic strip card will have to use the front door to board the bus.
For bank card payments
This will be introduced once the technological infrastructure is in place. Until then, only smart cards (OPUS, L’Occasionnelle) will be accepted.
Major phases of the project
May 2019 to November 2020
Installation of card readers on buses. A card reader will be located next to the fare box at the front of each bus. For articulated buses, two additional card readers will be installed at the back, near each door.
Card readers were activated on few buses to test the software.
Spring and summer 2021
The card readers are gradually put into service across the entire network.