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Operator to unveil new bus fare cards

The new cards will be a crucial aspect of the bus service reform. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The new cards will be a crucial aspect of the bus service reform. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

The new electronic bus ticketing system, similar to London’s Oyster card one, will be unveiled in the coming days.

New fares and a route network are set to be rolled out in July, the Transport Ministry said.

The card will be issued free on registration and is a crucial aspect of the bus service reform to improve efficiency and punctuality.

The present time-consuming paper system requires bus drivers to sell tickets. Pre-paid cards will allow commuters to just swipe them through an electronic reader upon boarding.

Read more in Times of Malta.

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