What is the Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) System?
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 Mastercard/Visa/NETS contactless bank cards will be accepted. There will be no need for upfront top-ups when using your credit card or debit card for fare payments.
Similar to any Mastercard/Visa/NETS contactless purchases, bus and train transactions will be processed, accumulated and charged to your credit, debit or pre-paid cards. Commuters will be able to track and view their journey and fare history via the TransitLink ABT Portal or TransitLink mobile app.
Why introduce the ABT System?
This initiative ties in with one of the key pillars of Singapore’s Smart Nation vision – Smart Mobility, and taps on digital payments technology to provide commuters with a more convenient way to pay for public transit, as well as an enhanced travel experience.
What are the benefits of the ABT System?
The ABT System will eliminate the need for a separate transit card, as well as the hassle of topping up.
In addition, the ABT System will enable commuters to track and view their journey and fare history at their convenience via TransitLink ABT Portal or TransitLink mobile app.
How do I participate in this pilot launch?
Mastercard cardholders may visit the TransitLink ABT Portal or TransitLink mobile app to register for an ABT Account and add their Mastercard contactless bank card to participate in the pilot.
Selected Visa cardholders may refer to the pilot invitation for information on how to participate in the pilot.
DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB contactless NETS cardholders may participate in the pilot by visiting https://www.nets.com.sg/netsintransit.