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Changes to purchasing paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets

Pensioner Excursion Ticket

Changes to purchasing paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets on board State Transit buses in NSW

To help prepare for the rollout of the Opal Senior/Pensioner card there have been some changes to the way customers buy their paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets on board State Transit buses across metropolitan Sydney.

New technology is being installed on State Transit buses to get ready for the Opal card, and this means customers as of June 1, 2014, are no longer be able to buy the paper Pensioner Excursion Tickets on board the bus.

Customers will need to buy their Pensioner Excursion Tickets before they travel on buses from more than 1,600 ticket sellers across Sydney, including newsagencies, 7-11 convenience stores, Australia Post and selected Woolworths stores.

To ensure there is a smooth transition for customers, a letter and information brochure will be sent to more than 230,000 seniors to let them know about the Opal card and provide them with a list of the retailers nearby where they can buy their bus tickets.

The Gold Opal Senior/Pensioner card will be available before the end of the year and fares for seniors and pensioners will remain capped at $2.50 for the day.

For further information about the changes to purchasing concession tickets or obtaining a new Opal card, visit the Transport for NSW website, www.transportnsw.info or call 131500

Please note:

The Travel Pass(commonly known as the VIP Pass) is still effective and will remain in its current form until 2015.Please remember to carry the pass with you at all times when travelling and show it to transport staff or police officers on request.

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