Electronic ticket gates have been installed at Papatoetoe Train Station and began operating on 26 July.
The gates require passengers to have a valid AT HOP card or paper ticket to access the station to catch a train, and will help improve safety and reduce fare evasion.
Pedestrian crossings closed
In addition, the two pedestrian crossings across the tracks at Papatoetoe Station have been closed permanently to improve safety.
Under Auckland Transport’s Safety and Fare Enforcement (SaFE) project, electronic ticket gates have already been installed at Henderson, Ōtāhuhu and Manurewa stations.
Improving safety for passengers
SaFE is a joint commitment between AT and passenger rail operator Transdev Auckland to improve customer experience, increase security and safety, and reduce vandalism and fare evasion. The project also sees the phased introduction of potentially up to 230 Transport Officers.
The next stations that will be getting electronic ticket gates are Middlemore, Parnell, Papakura and Glen Innes, and once completed, 90 percent of train passengers will have to go through electronic gates.