Electronic ticketing live on local buses

Electronic ticketing went live on 170 local buses on Monday, October 13, with a further 93 to go live on Thursday, October 16.

The rollout takes the total number of buses with Opal to more than 4,000 right across NSW. Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Gosford Chris Holstein announced the rollout on Thursday, October 9, at a visit to Woy Woy Station. Ms Berejiklian said she was very pleased with the ongoing rollout of the Opal electronic ticketing system, and customers could now use their Opal cards on their local buses. Mr Holstein said the Central Coast community had already embraced Opal on train stations, and welcomed news that buses were now up and running. Customers using 162 Busway buses servicing 46 routes in the Gosford and Wyong region can use Opal. “These bus routes provide transport for customers going to work and the shops or visiting friends and relatives, plus they link in with the busy intercity train stations,” Mr Holstein said. The Busways and Coastal Liner buses transport customers across almost 100 suburbs. From Thursday, October 16, customers using 93 Redbus buses servicing 24 routes can use Opal, in more than 50 suburbs. “Adult and Child/Youth Opal customers catching buses on these routes can access cheaper fares and more convenient travel,” Mr Holstein said. “It also means an end to queuing for tickets or turning up at the bus stop and realising your TravelTen has run out. “Customers are benefitting from the rollout of electronic ticketing, and I am pleased they can now use their Opal card to catch these bus services, as well as on all Intercity trains and if they travel to Sydney, all suburban trains and Sydney Ferries,” said Mr Holstein.

Media release,
9 Oct 2014
Rhys Haynes, office of
Gladys Berejiklian MP