Fares increase but weekly cap remains

DAILY Opal fares will increase from next month but the weekly cap for adults, youth and concession holders and Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal customers will not be unaffected.

From July 4, Opal fares will rise by an average of three per cent, with the $50 weekly cap for adults, the $25 weekly cap for youth and concession holders and the $2.50 daily cap for Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal unchanged.
Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer Howard Collins said it is important that Opal fares across Sydney remained affordable.
“Opal fare adjustments for the next 12 months have been kept to a minimum and for the vast majority of our customers these fare changes will mean an increase of less than $1 a week,” Mr Collins said.
“Any impact on heavy public transport users and pensioners will be further alleviated by the Opal weekly cap and the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal daily cap, which will be maintained at current prices.
“We want our customers to continue to access affordable and convenient public transport across light rail, metro, trains, ferries and buses.”
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