Annex 3 Choice of Fare Structure

Time-Based Fares

Time-based fare systems provide unlimited interchange within a set period from initial boarding (typically 1 hour). This system may be used to address the problem of the onward validity of tickets for journeys on two or more vehicles, to reduce the price penalty of an interchange. This is only suitable for a densely served network, where connection times are short. More commonly, taxi services may offer a time and distance based system, though it is rare for bus services.

A time-based fares system requires on-board validation equipment, and synchronisation of clocks across the fleet.

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