Adelaide Metro no longer accepts cash as payment for metrotickets on Adelaide buses, trains or trams, as of today.

The city’s public transport system will move to the cashless system in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Commuters will instead be required to have a pre-loaded metroCARD for each of their journeys on public transport.

Adelaide Metro will install extra metroCARD vending and recharge machines across the city’s public transport interchanges to prepare for the move.

Signs that ask people not to board public transport if they are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus will also be rolled out across the city.

Patronage on the city’s public transport has decreased by approximately 70 per cent since the coronavirus measures started rolling out, according to The Advertiser.

The move to a cashless system brings Adelaide’s public transport in-line with Sydney and Brisbane.

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