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Sydney trains won’t charge you extra for paying with your phone now

Late on Sunday, the Commonwealth Bank announced a nice bonus: anyone using their credit card, debit card or mobile phone to pay for trains, ferries or the light rail around Sydney would get the same weekly travel rewards, travel caps and transfer discounts as Opal card users. In short, if […]
Sydney trains won’t charge you extra for paying with your phone now
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You’ll soon be able to use Samsung Pay to board a train in Sydney

You’ll soon be able to use Samsung Pay on your phone to pay for public transport across New South Wales. Samsung announced Wednesday that commuters will simply tap their phone on any Opal terminal, which already accepts credit card payments, to board a train or ferry. You won’t even need […]
You’ll soon be able to use Samsung Pay to board a train in Sydney
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NSW is killing off paper tickets on public transport from next month

Public transport users in New South Wales have four weeks left to use any outstanding paper tickets, with transport minister Andrew Constance announcing today that the system will move to Opal cards only from August 1. Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said Opal is now being used for […]
NSW is killing off paper tickets on public transport from next month
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Here’s how much Opal fares are going up by

Public transport in NSW is about to get a whole lot more expensive thanks to sweeping changes proposed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). From July 1, there will likely be no more free weekly travel after eight journeys. In addition, fares will be going up 4.% each […]
Here’s how much Opal fares are going up by