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For Immediate Release
March 2, 2020

Debit Coming Soon to BC Ferries' Ticket Booths

Implementation underway and to be completed by the end of the month

VICTORIA – BC Ferries is informing customers they will soon be able to use debit as a form of payment at vehicle and foot passenger ticketing areas.

Tap and pay capability for both credit and debit will also be available with the installation of new PIN pads. This will help speed the ticketing process for customers with transactions under the $100 tap limit. BC Ferries waited to install debit to ensure tap capability was available to help process transactions.

BC Ferries’ customers have been asking for the use of debit as a form of payment, and the company is now able to provide the option. The installation of the new PIN pads is currently underway throughout the fleet and expected to be completed by spring 2020. The terminals between Metro Vancouver – Vancouver Island are expected to receive the updated technology towards the end of March as BC Ferries will be installing the technology at the minor terminals first.
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BC Ferries, Communications
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