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As from Today Public Transport Fares Increases 2014!
As public Transport users, we all understand that public transport fares increases, in line with CPI increases (with a few exceptions). In my many years of catching public transport, I have never known a NSW Government that has reduced any trains or bus fares. Heaven knows this could happen one day.
A of today we will have to pay extra fares except pensioner excursions, family fun days and Opal Card Owners
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has announced an increase in public transport fares from January 5.
STATE Government rail, bus and ferry fares will rise on January 5 next year, Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian announced today.
MyZone fares on Sydney Trains and Sydney Buses will rise, on average, in line with the current inflation rate, about 2 per cent, Ms Berejiklian said.
The rise is below the 2.6 per cent recommended maximum rise for buses in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Wollongong, the Blue Mountains and Hunter Valley made last month by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
Last year IPART recommended a maximum rise in train fares of 3.8 per cent for 2014.
Ms Berejiklian said the cost of travel for commuters using the new Opal electronic ticketing system will remain unchanged.
Sydney Buses will raise some fares from early next year.Source: News Limited
However, some rail journeys on MyZone tickets will rise by as much as 5.5 per cent. A single fare on a short rail journey will move from $3.60 to $3.80.
A current rail weekly costing $60, such as those for people travelling to the city from Newcastle and Wollongong, will increase to $61 - a change of just 1.6 per cent.
A short bus journey will increase by 10c to $2.30.
The cheapest adult bus TravelTen will go up by 4.5 per cent from $17.60 to $18.40 while the $36.80 "TravelTen 3" will not change.
On Sydney Ferries, short single journeys will rise from $5.80 to $6. A TravelTen on the Manly ferry will jump by 2.7 pe cent to $59.20.
Rough waters may be ahead for ferry passengers who are also facing fare increases. Picture: Brett CostelloSource: News Limited
Ms Berejiklian said the State Government is keeping increases in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as part of its commitment to keep prices low.
"We have always said that fares will only increase in line with CPI until there are demonstrable improvements in customer service, and while we are seeing a significant change for the better, we believe there is still work to do."
There will be no changes to the $2.50 pensioner excursion tickets or Family Funday Sunday tickets.
Ms Berejiklian said from January 5, Opal card holders can save up to 13 per cent more on adult fares compared to MyZone paper tickets. There had been criticism from commuters that for some journeys, the Opal card was proving more expensive