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Contactless transport payments

The introduction of the Opal card and contactless transport payments allowing tap and go debit card payments across the entire Opal network significantly improved customer satisfaction levels by enabling greater convenience and ease of connection between modes.

Opal Card caps

In March 2019, the NSW Government announced Opal Card caps and programs to address the cost of living for customers and make transport accessible for those on lower incomes.

Initiatives include:

  • A reduction of the weekly Opal Card cap to $50 a week. As a result, it is expected 55,000 commuters are saving up to $686 a year. 
  • A freeze on fares for holders of Gold Opal cards at $2.50 a day for the next four years.

Find out more about Opal card benefits.

Regional seniors travel card

The regional seniors travel card provides eligible seniors living in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW with a $250 prepaid card to spend on fuel, taxis and pre-booked NSW TrainLink trains and coaches, to help ease the cost of travel. 

The regional seniors travel card began rolling out in Coffs Harbour from January 2020, as part of a pilot program, prior to being delivered to seniors across regional, rural and remote NSW. More than 300,000 seniors have now successfully signed up for the regional seniors travel card.

Find out more about eligibility for the regional seniors travel card.

Other Project Highlights

Six principles for Future Transport

The Future Transport 2056 Strategy is focused on six key principles for the future of mobility in the state, which together aim to positively impact the economy, communities and environment of NSW.

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