Money Commuters to be slapped with Opal Card increase of 2.2%

04:07  14 june  2018
04:07  14 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Sydney commuters to be slapped with Opal Card increase of 2 . 2 %.

Commuters to be slapped with Opal Card increase of 2 . 2 %. Commuters are set to pay more to travel on NSW's public transport network, with Opal fares to jump by 2 . 2 percent. Transport4:33pm Jun 13, 2018.

a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Andrew Constance goes through an Opal Card turnstile after a press conference at Central Station last year. Picture: AAP© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Andrew Constance goes through an Opal Card turnstile after a press conference at Central Station last year. Picture: AAP Commuters are set to pay more to travel on NSW's public transport network, with Opal fares to jump by 2.2 percent.

The increase, worth an average of 39 cents a week, will kick in from July 2.

The rise, however, won't affect seniors and pensioners, with Gold Opal prices to remain at $2.50 for all day travel any day of the week.

A train trip from Penrith to Town Hall, for example, will go up by 15 cents, while a ferry ride from Manly to Circular Quay will rise 16 cents.

A week's worth of travel for an adult will be capped at $63.20, up from $61.60.

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Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the increase was in line with inflation, and well short of the NSW pricing regulator's recommendation.

An Opal card reader at Town Hall station. Picture: AAP© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd An Opal card reader at Town Hall station. Picture: AAP

The official inflation rate for the 12 months to March was 1.9 per cent, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show, but most economists expect the rate to rise above two per cent later in the year.

“We've had five years of fare freezes and now we're just starting to adjust it in line with the cost of living," he told reporters today.

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal had proposed a 4.2 percent rise in transport fares.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the increase was in line with inflation. Picture: Supplied© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Transport Minister Andrew Constance said the increase was in line with inflation. Picture: Supplied

But Mr Constance assured travellers won't be slugged down the track to make up the difference.

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Sydney commuters will be slugged with higher Opal fares from next month as a hike of 2 . 2 per cent is introduced. "Before that we actually had fare freezes so we've had a slight increase with inflation," he continued.

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He noted there had been an 11 percent increase in patronage on Sydney Trains in the past year.

"The more people who are using public transport, we can obviously on a customer basis lower the cost," he said.

The 30 percent discount on regional bus fares in parts of the state that don't use the Opal system, announced by the government earlier this year, will be kept.

You’re about to pay more to hop on a train, bus and ferry.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd You’re about to pay more to hop on a train, bus and ferry.

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