Existing EZ Link cards can be exchanged for new ones from Friday

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SINGAPORE: Shopping for new clothes or paying ERP charges will soon be made easier with the new EZ Link card, which can be used for retail and other payments.

Nicholas Lee, executive director, EZ Link, said: "Imagine the possibilities where you can develop schemes for cross-usage between public transport, ERP and parking. There can be incentives, discounts and rebates where you can cross between modes to give consumers some preference to use our product."

Examples of non-transit applications include using the card to pay at convenience stores and libraries.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it would carry out the EZ Link card replacement exercise in stages.

Adult EZ Link cards can be exchanged for new ones from Friday at all 62 SingPost branches, 42 TransitLink ticket offices and selected bus interchanges.

However, EZ Link cards with credit card top-up facility can only be exchanged from February 27, while GIRO-linked cards can be replaced from July 27 onwards.

Child, student and tertiary concession cards can be exchanged from February 16, while senior citizens can replace their concession cards from April.

Concession cards for non-MOE school students and National Servicemen can be traded in from July.

Commuters, who are allowed to exchange up to three cards at one time, have until September 30 to do so. They will get a refund of the remaining value in their old cards.

According to LTA, there are about 8 million EZ Link cards in circulation. And unlike the old card, the new EZ Link card will not have a travel deposit, giving commuters full use of the stored value of the card.


Read more about the FAQs from Ezlink site here.

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