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TRAVEL REVOLUTIONIZED WITH NEXT GENERATION OF OPAL

TRAVEL REVOLUTIONIZED WITH NEXT GENERATION OF OPAL

It will be faster and more convenient to travel in New South Wales with a $567.9 million investment in upgrades to the Opal system funded through the 2022-23 NSW Budget.

Treasurer Matt Kean said travellers will be able to put the Opal card on their digital wallets as part of the Opal Next Gen upgrade which ensures we will have a modern, reliable, world-leading ticketing system.

“Since 2012 more than four billion trips have been taken using Opal, which has transformed the way we travel and it is now time to invest in keeping this system in line with our evolving needs and expectations,” Mr Kean said.

“This gives us a window into the future, setting up the Opal network to keep pace with our changing needs whether that be a train, bus, e-bike, e-scooter, rideshare or even electric vehicle charging.”

Investment into Opal Next Gen will also enable the trial of a new world leading Mobility as a Service app, known as Opal Plus.

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