Introducing AFC - The 1989 Thorn-EMI systemPage created Sunday, 7th June, 2009 - HTML 4.01 Transitional
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replacing a system of tokens and turnstiles and ultimatic issues for Hydrofoil travel. Ticket vending machines, booking office
machines and ticket barriers were installed at Circular Quay and Manly wharves.
Extract from TN June 1987
Expressions of interest for ticket card stock
The original brochure describing the "dip" style of insertion.
A reminder to passengers not to try and insert their Edmondson or thin card Travelpasses into the barriers!
TN article about the mayhem the original machines caused.
The original turnstiles soon after AFC commissioning. Note that they are left-handed.
Ticket News reported changes to the TVM's only 5 months after opening.
Brochure describing the new way to purchase tickets.
August 1991 brochure describing the "pass-through" method of validation.
Ticket slot is now on the right.
Invitation to tender - Sydney Morning Herald, 22nd February 1993.
Undated leaflet from Abberfield Industries Pty Ltd (the prime manufacturing sub-contractor).