Sydney's public transport users are now taking advantage of the new Opal Card to save on weekly travel costs as encouraged by transport minister Gladys Berejiklian.
Train: Macdonaldtown - Erskineville
Macdonaldtown Station (Inner West Line) and Erskineville Station (Bankstown Line) are one of the closest train stations in Sydney that are in different zones. As the Weekly Trip Reward is activated after 8 journeys, an Opal Card holder can easily run between these 2 stations repeatedly within an hour. It is possible to complete up to 7 trips (each of which count as a journey for this situation) in a day before hitting the Daily Travel Cap. Remember to Tap On/Tap Off at each station.
See this in action here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAmhzfWHBFE
Light Rail: Pyrmont Bay - The Star
Pyrmont Pay Light Rail and The Star Light Rail are one of the closest tram stops in Sydney. As the Weekly Travel Reward is activated after 8 journeys, an Opal Card holder can take advantage of the 4 trip per journey setting to utilise this saving. This will involve making up to 32 trips (on foot) between the 2 tram stops as every 5th trip begins a new journey. After the first 7 trips, you'll hit the Daily Travel Cap so the rest of the trips will be free. Remember to Tap On/Tap Off every trip.
Read More: www.reddit.com/r/sydney/comments/2o15ep/opal_weekly_reward_in_one_day_for_15_even_faster
Every 5th trip begins a new journey on the bus. This method may require the commuter changing buses at every stop or Tap On/Tap Off at every stop along the same bus route. George St and Elizabeth St in Sydney are the best places for the 'bus hopping' hack as the bus frequencies are the highest. If you choose to Tap On/Tap Off at every stop on the same bus, try to do so without inconveniencing other commuters or the driver.
Students studying at the University of New South Wales may also take advantage of the 'bus hopping' method by making repeated bus trips up and down High St between UNSW Gate 2, UNSW Gate 8 and UNSW Gate 9 Bus stops.
Read More: www.facebook.com/groups/opalsoc (UNSW Opal Card Savings Society)
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