What is the Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) pilot?
The ABT pilot refers to card schemes (NETS and Visa) who are undergoing trial and are not fully ready to be made available to the general public. After successful pilot, they will join the SimplyGo system and be made available to all commuters. For more details on SimplyGo, please refer to here.
The Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) system enables commuters to use credit, debit or pre-paid cards with contactless function for fare payments. During the pilot, only Singapore-issued NETS and Visa contactless bank cards will be accepted. There will be no need for upfront top-ups when using credit card or debit card for fare payments.
Similar to any NETS and Visa contactless purchase, bus and train transactions will be processed, accumulated and charged to the credit, debit or pre-paid card. Commuters will be able to view their journey and fare history via the TransitLink SimplyGo Portal or TL SimplyGo mobile app.
How do I participate in this pilot launch?
NETS contactless cardholders can register for an ABT account and add their NETS contactless bank card via the TransitLink SimplyGo Portal or TL SimplyGo mobile app to participate in the pilot.
Selected Visa cardholders may refer to the pilot invitation for information on how to participate in the pilot.