Opal rolls out to buses in the Illawarra

Published 24th October, 2014 in Transport

From Monday 3 November, the Opal electronic ticketing system will go live for customers on all 200 local buses.

Minster and Local Member standing in front bus with Opal cards
Member for Heathcote Lee Evans and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian

The latest Opal rollout will cover buses that serve thousands of customers across 90 Illawarra suburbs.

Illawarra bus customers will be able to access cheaper fares and more convenient ticketing on 200 buses across 30 routes from Stanwell Park to Shellharbour.

Bus customers can access a range of benefits with an Opal card, including:

  • Cheaper adult single bus fares - between 2% and 9% compared to MyBus paper tickets.
  • Opal Weekly Travel Rewards, earned after 8 paid journeys, making it cheaper than a TravelTen for customers travelling to and from work Monday to Friday.
  • Convenient customer-friendly bus-to-bus transfer fare system - if you transfer within 60 minutes you’re only charged one fare for the journey.

From Monday 3 November, customers using 170 Premier Illawarra buses across 24 routes in Bellambi, Corrimal, Fairy Meadow, Wollongong, Port Kembla, Unanderra, Dapto, Albion Park and Shellharbour can tap on and tap off with an Opal card.

Greens and Dions buses will also go live, transporting customers across 15 suburbs on 30 buses including Austinmer, Bulli, Stanwell Park, Thirroul, Coledale, Russell Vale and Woonona areas.

For more information about Opal services in the Illawarra and to get an Opal card, visit the Opal website.

Published 24th October, 2014 in Transport