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Free Travel on the Transport Network

Commuters across Greater Sydney will travel for free on all modes of transport for 12 days over the Easter school holidays.

This will allow families and friends to get out and about, helping to revitalise our city centres and thank commuters for their patience during the recent delays and difficulties experienced by the public transport network.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, welcomed the announcement as an important measure to help support small businesses across our local area and the tourism sector in New South Wales.

“Not only will this help to encourage spending across our hospitality, retail and tourism sectors, but it will also ease cost of living pressures on local families just looking to have a great day out,” Mr Coure said.

“It has been a challenging time for our transport network from adverse weather, to floods, industrial action, and COVID-19, I want to thank local commuters for their patience and encourage them to travel for free this Easter break.”

The fare free period will run from April 14 to April 26 and will cover all Opal network services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra, and includes Metro, train, bus, light rail and ferry services.

Commuters will still need to tap on and off with their Opal cards or contactless credit card, however, they will not be charged for the fare. School children should continue to tap on and off with their valid Child/Youth Opal card as School Opal cards do not work during the school holidays.