Opal for buses

Customers can use their Opal card to pay for fares on 100 more buses in Sydney’s north

Customers can use their Opal card to tap on and tap off on 100 more buses in Sydney’s north and northern beaches, as the number of Opal cards registered hits more than 300,000.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian says more customers are able to access cheaper, faster and more convenient travel on even more bus routes.

"Opal provides cheaper bus fares and by setting your card to auto-top-up, customers never have to worry about queuing for a ticket again," she says.

The rollout this week covers Forest Coach Lines’ buses, which operate 17 bus routes across about 30 suburbs in northern Sydney.

Opal is now available on 47 bus routes in Sydney’s north, northern beaches and eastern suburbs, including the popular 333 Bondi route.

Berejiklian says the extended rollout of Opal comes as more than 300,000 cards have been issued and nearly 16 million journeys taken by customers using Opal.

"Opal customers are taking advantage of the card’s frequent travel rewards and daily fare caps, taking more than three million free trips on trains, buses and ferries," she says.

 "The increase in the number of customers using the Opal system shows that Opal is being embraced across the public transport network and now is the right time to start retiring some old paper tickets."

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