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Winnipeg Transit

How do I load my peggo card?

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Fare loading options

Loading fares onto your peggo card is easy. You can load fares in three ways:

  1. in person at one of our retail sales agents
  2. online
  3. or on the phone with 311.

1 In person

Fares can be loaded in person at one of our retail sales agents. Unlike loading fares online or by phone, if you load fares on your peggo card in person you’ll have access to those fares right away. All fares loaded at a retail sales agent are put on a card reader, activating your fares on the spot.

For a complete list of locations where to load your card click on our Retail Sales Agents list

2 Online

There is nothing easier than loading your peggo card from the comfort of your own home. With 24 hour a day 7 days per week access buying a Transit pass has never been easier. Passengers can log in to their account at any time and see what their remaining balance is on their card as well as see what passes you may have pending and can even set up auto reloads.

Important Information about loading fares online.
Our buses are not in constant wireless contact with a central fare collection database. Rides taken throughout the day are stored on the bus and processed overnight when the bus returns to the garage for servicing. This means if you load your peggo card online or by phone that information is not loaded onto the bus until the end of service when the buses return to the garage. Fares loaded online or by phone will take up to 48 hours before they are active on your card.

3 By Phone

For those without access to the internet you can contact 311 to load your peggo card. 311 can be accessed 24 hour a day 7 days per week. In order to load your peggo card you need a valid credit card.

Important Information about loading fares by calling 311.
Our buses are not in constant wireless contact with a central fare collection database. Rides taken throughout the day are stored on the bus and processed overnight when the bus returns to the garage for servicing.

Things you need to know about loading your card

You have the ability to load several passes onto your peggo card at once. There are several things to know about choosing to load more than one pass on your card at a time.

Passes will be active on your card in the order you load them, unless you have loaded a monthly pass. Monthly passes will become active on the first day of the month.

  • So for example on May 1 you go to 7-Eleven or Shoppers Drug Mart and purchase a 5 day e-pass and a monthly pass for May. When you go tap your peggo card on a farebox the May pass will become active and the 5 day e-pass will stay on your card to be used after the monthly pass. If you go and load a June pass during May, however, the June pass will become active on June 1 and the 5 day pass will continue to stay on your card.

If you aren’t loading a monthly pass you will need to be a bit more careful when loading multiple passes. First off, unlike a monthly pass which becomes active on the first day of the month rolling passes will become active when they are loaded on your card and you tap your card on a farebox. If you have more than one rolling pass on your card they will be active in the order in which they were loaded.

  • So if you load a 3 day, a 5 day, and a 7 day pass on your card the 3 day will be active first, followed by the 5 day, and finally the 7 day pass. That order cannot be adjusted.

Loading your card online

For a quick tutorial on how to load fares onto your peggo card watch the video below. We’ve also included a section on how to set up auto reloads.

For those who prefer text, a detailed “How to” description can be found below the video.



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To load fares on your card you’ll need to log in to your account. You can do this by clicking on the peggo online link.

Once logged in you’ll be redirected to the Manage My Card page. On the right side of the page is the Load Card button.

This button will open a pop-up window where you can add an e-pass or e-cash to your card (see below).

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Now that you’ve made your e-pass or e-cash choice you can head to the check out to pay for your fare product. After you’ve paid for your purchase a confirmation email will be sent to the email account you used to create your user account. A follow up email will be sent when your purchase has been loaded to your card.

Any fares loaded online or by phone will take 48 hours to process and add to your card.

Fares showing as not loaded in your account

When you log into your account and load an e-pass or e-cash it can take up to 48 hours for that pass to become active on your card. If you do not use your card after you have loaded a new e-pass or e-cash that fare will continue to show in your account as pending.

48 hours after your purchase, on your next use of your card, the e-cash or e-pass you loaded will be activated and added to your card. At the end of the day when the data from the bus you tapped is downloaded your online account will update to show this new fare on your account.

Setting an auto reload

For passengers who don’t want to worry about always reloading your peggo card, you can set up an auto reload. An auto reload allows you to set a fare option and not worry about running out of fares on your card. The auto reload will remain ON until such time as you log in to your account and turn it to OFF. Each time the threshold for your fare product is met an order will be placed. Like all other online orders, it will take up to 48 hours for your auto reload to be on your card.

Important
To activate an auto reload you must purchase a fare product from your online account using a credit card. Online debit cannot be used to activate an auto reload. After the fare product you have ordered is active on your card you can log in to your account and set that fare product to auto reload.

Can you set an auto reload for all fare options?

Not all fare options are eligible for auto reloads. Below is a list of e-passes and e-cash values that can be set for auto reloads and the threshold, the point where your reload occurs:

  • 7-day e-passes will auto reload 4 days before your current e-pass is set to expire.
  • 14-day, 21-day, and 28-day e-passes will auto reload 5 days before your current e-pass is set to expire.
  • The monthly e-pass will auto reload 6 days before the end of the month.
  • For passengers who use e-cash, only values of $20 or more can be set for auto reload. The e-cash reload threshold, the point where your reload occurs is set at $12 for all users. Once the remaining balance on your card drops below $12 your auto reload will be triggered. Like all other online orders, it will take up to 48 hours for your auto reload to be on your card.

How to set an auto reload

Auto reloads can only be set on registered cards. After you have registered and used your peggo card, you’ll receive an email confirming that your registration is complete. Once you receive this email you can set up an auto reload.

To activate an auto reload you must purchase a fare product from your online account using a credit card. Online debit cannot be used to activate an auto reload.

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To set your auto reload log in to your peggo account and go to the Manage My Card page. Below your card information, you’ll see the View Products on Card drop-down link. Click this link and you’ll see what fares you have on your card. To the right, you’ll see a button that indicates auto reloads. When you click the button it will go from black to blue. When it is blue you have turned your auto reload on. Save your changes and it’s that simple.

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How to check your card balance

Not sure what the remaining balance is on your peggo card? You can check your account balance online, by calling 311, or when you tap your card against the smartcard reader when riding the bus.

Things to know about checking your account balance:

  • Fares purchased at a retail sales agent will appear in your account right away.
  • Fares loaded online or by calling 311 can take up to 48 hours to appear in your account.
  • Your account balance will be updated in real-time on the farebox as you travel throughout the day

Why is my account balance online not updated to include the trips I took today?

Our buses are not in constant wireless contact with our central fare collection database. Rides taken throughout the day are stored on the bus and processed overnight when the bus returns to the garage for servicing. This means any trips you took throughout the day are not unloaded from the bus until the end of service when the buses return to the garage. Trips taken today can take up to 48 hours to show up in your account balance shown online.

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that can be found on our FAQ page