Opal personality

Pensioners are being encouraged to change to the gold opal card as paper tickets are to go

Opal personality
Ita Buttrose has joined the gold opal campaign

Australian personality Ita Buttrose has joined the campaign to help seniors and pensioners transition to the gold opal card with just weeks left before paper tickets are no longer sold.

So far the intensive campaign has resulted in 26,000 eligible customers making the switch to the gold card every week.

With17 days left until the paper pensioner excursion ticket is no longer available, Buttrose will be travelling to numerous shopping centres and stations across the state to assist those who may be hesitant about making the change.

"I want to help them get started with opal," she says.

"There are a lot of people already with a gold opal card and they are important champions, so I want to encourage them to talk to their friends or neighbours and help us get other people on board.

"It’s the same $2.50 all day fare for our pensioners and seniors no matter where you travel, and you only ever need to get the gold opal once."

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