The Land Transport Authority (LTA) urges any ez-link card holders who have yet to replace their old cards to do so before the 30 September 2009 deadline. Commuters will not be able to use the old ez-link cards after this date.
The free one-for-one card replacement began at the start of 2009 on 9 January. With 90% of public transport trips already being made with CEPAS-compliant cards, the majority of public transport commuters are already using the new CEPAS-compliant cards. 4.3 million ez-link cards have already been exchanged for new CEPAS-compliant cards.
Card holders, who have not exchanged their current ez-link card by 30 September 2009, will need to purchase a new CEPAS-compliant card for travel on public transport. The CEPAS-compliant ez-link card costs $15 (i.e. card cost of $5 and a $10 stored value) and can be purchased from all Passenger Service Centres and Ticket Offices. However, card holders can still get a refund on any remaining value in their old card up to 12 years from the date the card is first issued.