Does a Rail Industry Worker card expire?


Rail Industry Worker (RIW) cards have a lifespan of 5 years. RIW cards are a smart card, which means they incorporate a chip which holds information to allow the card to be read offline with certain devices. To ensure the integrity of the chip, the card must be replaced every 5 years.

The RIW System will alert Rail Industry Worker's and their employers when a card is expiring, as the cost to renew the subscription that year will be different. The 5-year renewal fee will incorporate the annual cardholder subscription plus the issue of the new card fee.

For more information, please refer to our article What is the RIW Pricing Model?

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