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Pensioners, families benefit from changes to light rail ticketing

Penrith residents willbenefit from cheaper access to Sydney’s light rail system under plans to incorporate light rail fares intothe broader MyZone ticketing system, Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said today.

\”This means that aged pensioners and families whowant to spend a day in the city, visiting places such as Jubilee Park, Powerhouse Museum, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition CentreandDarling Harbourwill for the first time be able to access those places using the same Family Funday, pensioner excursion and MyZone tickets they use to travel down the Western Line into Central.\” Mr Ayres said today.

The O’Farrell Government’s 100-Day Action Plan committed to commencing negotiations to incorporate existing light rail services from Central to Lilyfield into the MyZone ticketing system.

Transport Minister GladysBerejiklian said the Government had gone even further by not only negotiating, but delivering the change, within the first 100 days.

“This is great news for commuters, tourists, pensioners and families,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Including light rail in MyZone means a more integrated ticketing system and less hassle for commuters who want access to all modes of public transport in Sydney on one ticket,” she said.

Tickets that will now be recognised on light rail:

  • MyMulti weekly (adult and concession)
  • MyMulti 28-day, 90-day and 365-day
  • MyMulti Day Pass (adult and concession)
  • Pensioner Excursion Tickets
  • Family Funday Sunday tickets

“Labor opposed light rail during the 2007 election and excluded light rail from the MyZone ticketing system when it was first launched in April 2010.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals have always been strong advocates of light rail, and today we are backing our words with action and cleaning up Labor’s mess.\”

The changes will begin June 27.

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