Opal roll-out continues


The NSW Government will now focus on the roll-out of Opal on buses

Opal roll-out continues
The NSW Government will now focus on the roll-out of Opal on buses

The New South Wales Government will soon focus on expanding the use of Opal cards to 5,000 buses, as the train roll-out nears completion.

Customers can now use their Opal card to travel anywhere on the Sydney Trains network, as Opal went live at an additional 70 stations recently.

The State Government will now turn its attention to rolling out Opal to 5,000 buses in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, and Southern Highlands.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian says the roll-out marks a significant milestone for commuters across Sydney.

"Around 150,000 Opal cards have now been registered - that’s around 15,000 new card orders this week alone," she says.

"We are seeing more and more people sign up for an Opal card as readers are switched on at their local station and customers find out about the benefits of Opal - cheaper fares, daily caps, weekly rewards and discounts for off-peak train travel."

Opal will be available across the entire NSW TrainLink network, including the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Newcastle and the Hunter by April 11.

Opal is expected be available on light rail in 2015.

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