Opal Card, now available at 120 train stations across NSW, was recognised at the annual Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Awards for excellence in design, delivery and use of smart infrastructure.
“Opal is already proving popular with customers and now it’s great to see the project recognised at a national level by the national infrastructure sector”, said Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian.
“The roll out of Opal is a major step forward for Sydney and this national award reflects the progress we’ve made using smart technology to deliver big wins for customers.”
Ms Berejiklian also credited Opal Card for revolutionising the way people use public transport, by allowing customers to link their Opal card to their credit or debit card and avoid ever having to queue for tickets again.
By 2015, 40 ferry wharves, more than 300 train stations and more than 5,000 buses and light rail will have Opal equipment operating in Sydney, the Hunter, Central Coast, the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and the Blue Mountains.