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Opal costs surge more than 10% since 2020 changes to peak hour and concession

Feb 5, 2021News

Travel costs in Sydney have increased by more than 10%  since the government has widened the peak-hour window and changed travel concession rules as a way to increase social distancing measures and discourage unnecessary travel during the peak of COVID-19 in June to September last year.

University of Technology transport expert Mathew Hounsell said: “[The government] do need to look at adjusting the peak time again, because the peak surcharge was designed to reduce crowding on public transport…If there’s no crowding, they need to look at shrinking that period so they encourage people back”

Read the full article on The Sydney Morning Herald.