transport

My smartcard collection – I’ll report on Opal soon!

Here is my collection of Australian public transport smartcards. The ones I'm missing are Adelaide, Canberra and Tasmania -- all of which have been introduced since my last visits there. Notably Perth's SmartRider is the only card that is blank on the back, which is why the card number (which I've blacked-out) is on the front. Some friends and family have also given me cards from over

Brisbane 2011, transport

Queensland’s Go Card vs Myki

I'll get to writing up our Brisbane trip in full excruiciating detail in due course, but first what everyone wants to know: How is Go Card compared to Myki? First impressions Go Card seems faster; more responsive. On buses, ferries and railway stations we consistently seemed to get sub-second response times when touching the card -- clearly faster than Myki. This might reflect that the Go Ca