Shanghai Public Transportation Card

In Shanghai, Now a days Peoples, dont want to take RMB coins with them, So Mostly they, used  Public Trasport for their Transportation.It can be used in Bus,Metro,Ferry,Taxi .etc..

Also, we can recharge from, any Subway station.Shanghai Public Transportation Card (SPTC) is a contactless card, utilizing RFID technology, which can be used to access many forms of public transport and related services in and around the Shanghai, China area.

[edit] Uses

The SPTC is a form of rechargeable cash card, and allows access to, among other things in Shanghai:

  • Buses and trolleybuses
  • Metros
  • Ferries
  • Taxis
  • Tourist centers
  • Car parks
  • Fuel stations
  • Expressways
  • Airport Maglev

As of June, 2006, the card is interchangeable with the Wuxi Tai-Lake Transportation Card, and can also be used in Suzhou and Hangzhou.

[edit] Purchase and funding

There are five types of SPTCs:

  • Standard
  • Memorial
  • Mini
  • Personalized
  • Watch

Only the Standard card has a refundable deposit (30 yuan,20 after Nov,2007); other cards cannot be refunded, but have a lower deposit (20 yuan) and are resaleable through other means. The cards can be reloaded in multiples of 10 yuan, at convenience stores throughout Shanghai and service counters at all metro stations, or in multiples of 50 yuan in many local Metro stations (by machine; this is only possible for standard-sized cards with the exception of some machines in line 8 stations that are capable of taking most sizes). Should a cardholder attempt to board a bus, ferry or the metro without sufficient funds in their card, an overdraft will be allowed if the balance (prior to the overdraft) is non-negative and the fare is less than 10 yuan.

Personalized cards can only be made at a location a little ways off of West Nanjing Rd. station for a cost of 100 yuan (90 yuan fee for the card and cost of printing a custom design, 10 yuan credit included).



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