I got sent through this photo today – highlighting that while some serious questions remain over the rollout of the HOP card at least there is some progress on getting the ticket gates in, building on progress at Newmarket a couple of weeks back:
For a number of reasons I really can’t wait until these gates are operational and we have the HOP card live on the rail, bus and ferry network. In particular, it should hopefully see fare evasion reduce – which is absolutely rife at the moment.
It seems there was to be a HOP related announcement this week, but it has been pushed back. Just like everything that has anything to do with the project. So who knows when we might see the gates actually up and running.