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Peggo Now Available to All Winnipeg Transit Riders

August 8, 2016 9:12 AM | News

Janice Lukes

St. Norbert councillor and deputy mayor Janice Lukes holds up a ‘peggo’ card during a media launch on Friday, June 10, 2016. (BRAEDEN JONES / METRO WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg Transit’s reloadable peggo card is now available to all transit riders, not just seniors.

Starting Monday, the cards for full fare, youth and seniors can be purchased at 97 locations across the city, including all 7-Eleven and Shoppers Drug Mart stores, says the City of Winnipeg.

Cards can also be purchased online at winnipegtransit.com or by calling 311.

Cards are $5 each, which is refunded on the card as e-cash if the card is bought, registered and used within 90 days.

There are two types of fares which can be loaded onto peggo cards:

  • e-passes – replace paper passes and are valid for an unlimited number of trips during a set number of consecutive days. Transit offers e-passes that range from 24 hours in length all the way up to an annual pass.
  • e-cash – replaces paper tickets. Riders can load e-cash onto their peggo cards. e-cash fares are then deducted from the card when it is tapped on the farebox. When paying with e-cash, a 75-minute transfer is automatically loaded onto the peggo card so paper transfers are no longer required.