Legacy EZ-Link and NETS FlashPay cards to be phased out for public transport fares from June 2024

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Have you seen the news?

Starting from 1 June 2024, you won’t be able to use your old EZ-Link or NETS FlashPay cards to pay for public transportation fares anymore.

Additionally, the old EZ-Link cards also won’t work for retail payments.

But you can still use the NETS FlashPay and EZ-Link cards for driving-related payments like Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and parking fees.

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The Land Transport Authority is moving everyone over to the SimplyGo system by June 2024 since most people are already using SimplyGo EZ-Link or contactless bank cards.

Apparently, about two-thirds of adult fare payments are with one of those options now. 

But there’s good news for folks like seniors, students, and those with disabilities who are using concession cards as y’all don’t need to change anything.

If you have an old EZ-Link card, you can upgrade it to SimplyGo at any ticket machine, SimplyGo office, or service center.

You can keep using the same card.

To find out if your card is a SimplyGo EZ-Link card, check to see if you can find the SimplyGo logo/text:

SimplyGo logo or text

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Anyway, just in case you need reminders, starting at the end of March, the ticket machines will remind you to upgrade your old EZ-Link card when you add money to it.

For NETS FlashPay users, you have 6 months to swap your card for a FREE NETS Prepaid Card from 19 January to 18 July at SimplyGo locations such as ticket offices or ticketing service centers.

Or you can choose other SimplyGo payment methods like contactless bank cards.

For the stored value left on your old cards, you can either use it for other non-transit payments or get a refund.

To encourage people to upgrade, EZ-Link is doing a lucky draw until 31 May where 1,000 people can each win up to 6 months of FREE transit rides.

EZ-Link lucky draw

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To qualify, you just need to add your SimplyGo EZ-Link card to the SimplyGo app and then make one bus or train ride.

Easy peasy!

Here are the draw dates so may the SimplyGo force be with you:

EZ-Link lucky draw dates

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Even if you’re not joining the lucky draw, it’s still a good idea to download the SimplyGo app to check your trips and add money to your card remotely when you need an urgent top-up.

But if you don’t have the app, you can still check balances and trips at the ticket machines.

Just note that since SimplyGo transactions are like credit/debit cards, you won’t see deductions or balances at station gates or on buses, yeah?

And that’s about all we have for you.

If everything written here has been too much for your fried brain to take in, just take heart that staff will be at stations and interchanges to help people upgrade and provide information on how to download and use the app.

So relax, and breathe 🙂


New B.Duck and Buffy NETS FlashPay cards are up for grabs!

Get your hands on these B.Duck and Buffy NETS FlashPay cards, now available for $12 each (inclusive of $7 stored value) at TransitLink Ticket Offices, SBS Transit and SMRT Passenger Service Counters.

For more details, visit: https://bit.ly/2Oss67r

In addition, collect this B.Duck Christmas Bundle for the festive season.

Check out NETS’ Facebook, Instagram and website for more promotions!



Collect this adorable Pororo NETS FlashPay Charm, while stocks last

Limited edition Pororo NETS FlashPay Charms are out!

Get your hands on this Pororo Merlion NETS FlashPay Charm at selected Cheers stores and NETS Customer Service Centre for just $13.90 (no stored value).

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2KOJZuU

Check out NETS’ Facebook, Instagram and website for more promotions!


This limited edition Cookie Monster NETS FlashPay card is every Sesame Street Fan’s dream come true! Available from 8 November 2018.

ME WANT COOKIE! Om-nom-nom-nom!

Snag up the latest Cookie Monster NETS FlashPay card for just $12!

Exclusively available from 8 November 2018 at SMRT Passenger Service Centers on the North-South, East-West and Circle lines.

Each card comes with $7 stored value.

P.S. If you’re an avid Sesame Street lover, great news! Cookie Monster is just the first of 4 characters in this series! Check out NETS Facebook page, Instagram and website for more updates on the next release!



Spin the wheel with your transport cards and walk home with sure-win prizes from now till 18 September

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch? We beg to differ!

EZ-Link has launched a Spin The Wheel campaign that lets you walk home with attractive prizes from now till 18 September.

Your transport cards with the exception of Concession and Co-brand cards will give you a chance to spin the wheel and win exclusive rewards. Everybody wins in their sure-win lucky spin.

Each user can use up to 3 transport cards by entering their CAN IDs on the Spin The Wheel page here.

Win prizes such as: 

  • $100 ez-link card (it can be used for transit and non-transit payments)
  • Disney Tsum Tsum EZ-Charm (worth $19.90)
  • Limited Edition Tote Bag (worth $15)
  • $5 load value
  • $2 load value

Spin The Wheel


So what are you waiting for? Look for 3 transport cards and spin the wheel up to 3 times! Win limited edition goodies or an ez-link card worth up to $100! There is nothing to lose!