The Opal Card retail drive is set start from Sunday 10 August 2014, and comes as Transport for NSW prepares to retire 14 paper tickets on Monday 1 September 2014.
Opal has also been introduced on another 75 bus services in the Blue Mountains and Penrith. The service is now available on more than 1,750 buses, all suburban and intercity trains and on all Sydney Ferries.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said customers can currently get an Opal card from 46 train stations across NSW. Pop-up kiosks are already located at 28 train stations in Sydney, with additional kiosks rotating across 18 intercity stations including Gosford, Katoomba, Bowral, North Wollongong and Broadmeadow.
Five major Westfield shopping centres will also stock Opal card by Monday 11 August, including Westfield Eastgardens Westfield Parramatta, Penrith, Hornsby and Warringah.
“Customers will be able to travel with their new Opal card acquired from a retail store straight away, it’s that easy and convenient”, Ms Berejiklian said.
To find an Opal retail location visit www.retailers.opal.com.au.