Auckland Transport is installing new electronic ticketing gates at Papakura Station as part of a programme to increase the safety of train passengers and avoid fare evasion. The gates will go in early November.
Customers will need a paper ticket or an AT HOP card to go on to the platform to catch a train.
The new ticketing gates are part of Auckland Transport’s Safety and Fare Enforcement (SaFE) project and are already in use at a many stations across Auckland.
SaFE is a joint commitment between AT and Transdev Auckland, to improve customer experience, increase security and safety, and to reduce vandalism and fare evasion.
AT Manager Trains Services, Craig Inger, says Auckland Transport is always looking for ways to improve people’s journeys and allow customers to travel safely.
“These electronic gates have already been installed at numerous stations around Auckland, with great results.
“The reduction of anti-social behaviour, fare-evasion and safety incidents has been a great outcome for AT and all our customers”.
Once the programme is completed, 90 percent of train passengers will have to go through electronic gates.
AT has also introduced 67 transport officers across the network, with the officers working on the Southern Line since the beginning of this month.