Following a successful trial on light rail and ferries, contactless transport payments are now available across the entire Sydney Trains network and on any NSW Train Link Opal service.
Mobile wallets on smartphones, tablets and wearable devices linked to an American Express, Mastercard or Visa card, can also be used to tap on at train station Opal readers.
Using contactless payment, you will be entitled to daily, weekly and Sunday travel caps but the weekly travel discount, concessions and the transfer discount will only be available through Opal.
Opal will continue to be an option for payment and will provide frequent travellers the most savings, as well as serving students, concession holders and senior Opal Gold card holders.
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said contactless payments will make purchasing higher one-off fares a thing of the past for occasional train customers and visitors to NSW.
“Integrating contactless transport payments into the Opal ticketing system is about choice and convenience, giving customers another option for accessing public transport and the ability to pay as you go without ever having to wait in a queue at the station,” Mr Constance said.
The contactless transport payment trial will continue to run through 2018 with the expansion to the bus network expected for mid-2019. EFTPOS is also being considered for inclusion in the trial.