Metro Bus Lahore Travel Smart Cards & Tokens
Lahore (Sunday, February 24, 2013) – Metro bus started its services on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif along with Turkish deputy prime minister inaugurated this service.
To avail Metrobus services, every passenger must carry a valid ticket (fare media). However, infants ride for free. Passengers have the choice of purchasing two types of RFID-based fare media/tickets:
- Single-ride tokens that are deposited/returned at the exit platform
- Multi-journey Metrobus cards, that are retained by the passenger
A brief overview along with short videos on purchase and use of Metrobus fare media are as follows:
Lahore Metro Bus Ticket Machine
Tokens can be purchased from the on-station ticket office or obtained via the self-service Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) installed at each Metrobus station. There is no security deposit for obtaining single-ride tokens, however, the applicable fare has to be deposited at the ticket office or TVM to obtain tokens.
Tokens are to be tapped at the entry turnstile on the platform, retained during the journey, and deposited into the exit turnstile while exiting the platform.
Multi Journey Metrobus Smart Cards
Lahore Metro Bus TVM Machine
Metrobus Cards are durable, credit-card sized, and based on secure RFID technology. These cards can be purchased from the ticket office at each Metrobus Station, for a refundable security deposit of Rs. 130 – provided the card is returned in proper working condition.
People with valid Metrobus cards with adequate balance, can proceed directly to the platforms at each station, without having to stand in line every time to purchase single-ride tokens.
Travellers can recharge Metrobus cards up to a maximum balance of Rs. 1,000, via the self-service Ticket Vending Machine installed at each station, or from the on-station ticket sales offices.