City intends to replace single ticket on urban lines with one-hour ticket
Tartu City Government Press Release
29 May / As of 1 July, the single ticket will become a one-hour ticket. The current one-hour ticket price will become cheaper, but the price of a ticket purchased from the bus driver will increase.
Other ticket prices will remain the same as of 1 July.
Tartu’s new bus route network will begin operating on 1 July 2019. One of the goals that was set during the preparation of the new route network plan was that all destinations could be reached from each stop with a maximum of one transfer. In the interests of providing better service to passengers, the city government wishes to replace the single ticket with the one-hour ticket.
As of 1 July, the single ticket (price €0.83) will be replaced with the one-hour ticket (price €0.83) and the single ticket with a student discount (price €0.51) will be replaced with a one-hour ticket with a student discount (price €0.51). The price of the one-hour ticket is currently €0.96, which means that the price of the one-hour ticket will become cheaper on 1 July. If three or more one-hour tickets are purchased during a day, the one-hour tickets will be replaced with a one-day ticket.
A single ticket purchased from the bus driver (price €1.50) will be replaced with a one-hour ticket purchased from the bus driver (price €2). The reason for increasing the price is to reduce the bus driver's workload and to shorten pauses at stops.
New validators will also be entering service on 1 July on new urban route busses, which allow for tickets to be purchased using a contactless bank card. A contactless bank card can only be used to purchase full price one-hour tickets (price €0.83), discount tickets cannot be purchased with a contactless bank card. Passengers must be more attentive when it comes to the new validators. The bus card as well as the contactless bank card must be removed from the wallet or purse, in order to avoid undesired payment with the incorrect card. The cards must also be placed closer to the validator than is presently required, in order for the ticket purchase or registration to be successful. The change has been made due to security reasons.
Last changed 31.05.2019