OPAL CARD: ANDERSON SAYS A MATTER OF WHEN NOT IF
Member for Tamworth and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Road and Rail Kevin Anderson is continuing the push for an Opal Card purchase and top-up service to be made available locally.
Mr Anderson said this service is necessary for members of our local community and he won’t stop until it is secured in Tamworth.
“To travel on the public transport network in Sydney passengers need to obtain an Opal that allows them access on busses, trains and ferries. They cards are free at many outlets in the city but not in Tamworth or the electorate. If you don’t have an Opal card you cannot travel.
“Paper tickets are no longer be sold or accepted on public transport in Sydney which is why I am addressing this issue so that people in regional NSW won’t be disadvantaged when they travel.”
“The community has continued to express concern about not being able to obtain an Opal card and the lack of availability of top up stations in regional areas citing it a major inconvenience
“The top stations allow cardholders to add credit to the card which allows them to travel.
“I have been pushing for a local location to obtain the card and a top up facility and I believe that Service NSW is best placed to offer Opal Card services.
“I want to see this rolled out as soon as possible so we can meets the needs of our community and continue building on a transport links to Sydney,” Mr Anderson concluded.