New card readers


Activation in progress

We are currently activating the card readers on all buses, the activation operation should be completed by the beginning of July.

When you see that the screen is on, 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 

Since May 2019, new card readers are being installed on buses. This new equipment is currently put into service.

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.

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The new card readers read your card twice as fast, which speed up boarding

Why?

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 be on the honour system when the card reader is on. You have to 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

Installation
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.

Test
Fall 2020

Card readers were activated on few buses to test the software.

Activation
Spring and summer 2021

The card readers are gradually put into service across the entire network.

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