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Replace ez-link cards expiring this year for free

Published on Jul 4, 2014 5:53 AM
 
Commuters tapping their EZ-Link cards on the fare gates at Dhoby Ghaut MRT station in 2012. From today till Dec 31, commuters with cards that expire this year - regardless of whether they have been used recently - can get them replaced at any TransitLink ticket office at no cost, while stocks last. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

With about 1.8 million active ez-link cards due to expire this year, ez-link is embarking on a massive six-month exercise to replace them for free.

From today till Dec 31, commuters with cards that expire this year - regardless of whether they have been used recently - can get them replaced at any TransitLink ticket office at no cost, while stocks last.

The large volume is a result of all of these cards being issued in 2009, when the ticketing system for public rail and bus transport switched to a new standard.

Ez-link cards have a five-year lifespan, and normally have to be purchased at a non-refundable cost of $5.

 
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