Fare increase for NSW

Some fares in NSW will increase in the coming year but only in line with the cost of living

Some fares in New South Wales will increase in 2015 but not but the amount recommended by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian says the NSW Government will not increase fares to the amount recommended by IPART in 2015, instead keeping Opal bus and light rail fares unchanged and increasing other fares in line with the cost of living only.

Fares for Opal bus and light rail customers will remain the same and there will be no changes to the $2.50 travel cap for Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card customers or for those still purchasing paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets.

From January 4 next year, train and ferry Opal fares and all paper MyZone tickets will increase in line with the cost of living only and will not increase to the amount recommended by IPART.

 "I have always said fares will only rise in line with CPI until there are demonstrable improvements in customer service," she says.

"While we have made significant changes for customers, including rolling out Opal electronic ticketing and delivering more than 10,500 extra weekly public transport services, we are working to make further improvements." 

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