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NSW completes Opal smartcard roll-out on trains

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NSW’s electronic ticketing smartcard, Opal, is now available on all train networks. Around 150,000 cards have now been registered, with around 15,000 new card orders per week. The NSW Government will now begin rolling-out the card to 5,000 buses before making it available to light rail in 2015. In December 2013, the Government approved a further $14.8 million of funding for the Opal Card to service light-rail. This is in addition to the original $1.2 billion, 15 year contract signed with Cubic. According to a 2013 Audit Report, Transport for NSW is still paying back the borrowings from the failed T-Card ticketing system. The Report states, “At 30 June 2013, Transport for NSW held borrowings of $113 million”. 


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  • NSW
  • IT Services
  • Transport
  • Cubic Corporation
  • Opal card
  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW)