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December 12, 2014

ANNUAL CHANGES TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES

Media Releasy by Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian

 

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today said 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 (PETs).

From Sunday 4 January 2015, 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.

Ms Berejiklian said more than 1.5 million Opal cards have now been issued and customers will be pleased to hear that as well as no changes to bus or light rail fares, the daily travel cap of $15 and weekly travel cap of $60 will stay the same.

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

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.

  • From Sunday 4 January 2015:
  • Opal bus fares will stay the same
  • Opal light rail fares will stay the same
  • Opal daily and weekly caps will remain the same
  • Opal train fares will increase by 2.5 per cent (in line with CPI)
  • Opal ferry fares will increase by 2.5 per cent (in line with CPI)
  • A single MyZone rail journey will increase by 20 cents (CPI plus rounding)
  • A single MyZone bus journey will increase by 10 cents (CPI plus rounding)
  • MyMulti tickets will go up by $2 (CPI plus rounding)
  • The $2.50 Gold Opal card cap and paper Pensioner Excursion Ticket (PET) will 
  • remain the same.