Calling all modes

Sydney-based Tourism and Transport Forum is calling on the O’Farrell Government to roll out MyZone to cover all public transport modes

Calling all modes
Calling all modes

April 7, 2011

Sydney’s MyZone ticketing system should be expanded to cover all modes of public transport to improve travel conditions for commuters, according to peak industry body Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF).

TTF Chief Executive John Lee welcomed the O’Farrell Government’s commitment to begin negotiations to add existing light rail services to MyZone, but called for Sydney’s private ferry services to also be included.

"This is something the government can do now to improve customer service as Sydney waits for the roll-out of smartcard ticketing," Lee says.

"Delivering a customer-centric, fully integrated transport network is the key to boosting patronage and easing congestion."

Lee says the current system, which excludes light rail and private ferries, limits patronage and complicates travel for those commuters and visitors who wish to use different transport modes.

"A major flaw in NSW transport planning has been the failure to deliver a fully integrated public transport network in Sydney," he says.

"Having a single ticketing scheme that incorporates all rail, light rail, bus and ferry services will simplify travel around Sydney and help boost the appeal of using public transport.

"This is vital to reduce the burden of congestion, which cost Sydney more than $4.8 billion last year."

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