Opal card rolls out to 120 train stations

Published 28th February, 2014 in Transport

The Opal electronic ticketing card is available at 120 train stations throughout Sydney, providing cheaper fares and ending the Monday morning ticket queue.

montage of train, ferry and bus transport
montage of train, ferry and bus transport

Train stations with Opal include the City Circle to Emu Plains, Richmond, Casula, Hornsby, Wyong and Bondi Junction, Carlingford and Olympic Park.

Opal card is already available on all Sydney Ferries’ services and on two bus routes.

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said customers had registered 100,000 Opal cards, with more than 30,000 cards registered in the last three weeks.

“Customers have made nearly four million journeys using an Opal card so far. Last week more than 335,000 Opal journeys were made by customers,” she said.

By the end of 2014, 40 ferry wharves, more than 300 train stations and more than 5,000 buses will have Opal operating in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, and Southern Highlands, with light rail coming on line in 2015.

The Opal card provides train customers with numerous benefits, such as:

  • Cheaper fares with a discount of up to 13 percent compared to single MyZone paper ticket fare.
  • Off-peak discount of 30 percent on the Opal full fare for all journeys taken before or after the weekday morning and afternoon peaks, as well as all day on weekends.
  • $2.50 daily cap on Sundays for Opal card customers – travel all you want on Opal stations and it will cost no more than $2.50 per person.
  • Daily travel cap of $15.00 from Monday to Saturday – you can travel as much as you like anywhere in a day and know it will cost no more than $15.00.
Published 28th February, 2014 in Transport