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Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

Used the new Presto reader at Union. A couple of observations:
1. It's at least a half second slower than the previous readers.
2. The font is way too small for the screen size. Really need to make an effort seeing the balance.
Conclusion: previous (old) readers are better
 
Used the new Presto reader at Union. A couple of observations:
1. It's at least a half second slower than the previous readers.
2. The font is way too small for the screen size. Really need to make an effort seeing the balance.
Conclusion: previous (old) readers are better

Even slower? You have got to be kidding me - the speed of the current reader is already geriatric. And why do they always use the dumbest, most illegible display tech/size?

AoD
 
How does one go on a date using the PRESTO cards? Can't double tap. So it'll be a "dutch treat" when using public transit.

I have a few PRESTO cards lying around. I’ve used them when I’ve had guests visiting the city and wanted to get around on the TTC. I don’t really take dates on the TTC. If she’s downtown, we’ll usually walk since I live in the heart of downtown near tons of great date ideas. If she’s a little out of downtown, I’ll pick her up and drop her off in an Uber.

I wouldn’t want to complicate Presto even more by adding multiple passengers in a card. It needs to be as simple as possible. One tap equals one ride for the card holder.
 
Used the new Presto reader at Union. A couple of observations:
1. It's at least a half second slower than the previous readers.
2. The font is way too small for the screen size. Really need to make an effort seeing the balance.
Conclusion: previous (old) readers are better
It's in trial phase. So hopefully you have completed their survey.
 
Presto system is still horribly buggy. I have one of the older (I believe Mark II) green Presto cards. Went south from Richmond Hill today morning, and I couldn't tap off at any of the old readers.

Had to walk all the way from the platform 3 exit all the around to the main concourse before finally managing a successful tap on one of the new machines. I'm too lazy to complain to Metrolinx, but I thought I'd want to complain here.
 
Presto system is still horribly buggy. I have one of the older (I believe Mark II) green Presto cards. Went south from Richmond Hill today morning, and I couldn't tap off at any of the old readers.

Had to walk all the way from the platform 3 exit all the around to the main concourse before finally managing a successful tap on one of the new machines. I'm too lazy to complain to Metrolinx, but I thought I'd want to complain here.
You only have yourself to blame for not setting up a default trip
 
So a tourist to Toronto needs to set a default trip too? I want to point out that
a) the default trip wouldn't have mattered, as I usually take the Barrie Line
b) the friend I was travelling with had the exact same issue
It shouldn't matter, Union Station (and other major stations like Exhibition) should have fare gates and not readers.
 

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