Tagged With opal

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If a trial planned for next year goes as planned, we could be tapping our bank cards instead of an Opal card to travel on NSW's public transport network.

Mastercard has spoken in support of the plan, stating that Sydney is "the perfect city" to lead the charge for transit contactless technology in Australia, stating "this will also make Sydney more appealing to international visitors and help boost local tourism," Mastercard said in a statement.

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So you've just received your shiny new Opal card, granting you access to NSW's fancy electronic ticketing system. You shove the card into your regular wallet or purse... but something's not right. It's simply not stylish or convenient enough! Whatever shall you do to escape this quandary of practical fashion? NSW Transport, fortunately, has the answer — an Opal smart wallet you can stick on the back of your phone.

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Just as Transport NSW promised last year, the Opal card project is moving along at a rapid clip. As of today, Opal card readers have been installed in 120 train stations around the Sydney metropolitan network; the most recent rollout means the tap-on, tap-off system now extends from Casula in the south, to Wyong in the north, to Richmond and Emu Plains out west.