Changes to Opal fares for peak periods in regulator's sights

 

News article: Changes to Opal fares for peak periods in regulator's sights

The state's pricing regulator is considering an overhaul of Opal ticketing for public transport for the next four years, including potential changes to fares at peak periods to spread the load on the rail network and reduce passenger crowding.

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Not a bad idea if they can make it work.  The idea of making fares cheaper outside of uber peak hours has been discussed before but have any networks in Australia made these changes?

I have knowledge of the Melbourne Myki Touch on and off before a certain time in the morning and you travel for free but don't believe this exists in the Sydney Network.

V/Line does not offer free travel in the morning that I know.


Changes to Opal fares for peak periods in regulator's sights

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  simstrain Chief Commissioner

Not a bad idea if they can make it work.  The idea of making fares cheaper outside of uber peak hours has been discussed before but have any networks in Australia made these changes?

I have knowledge of the Melbourne Myki Touch on and off before a certain time in the morning and you travel for free but don't believe this exists in the Sydney Network.

V/Line does not offer free travel in the morning that I know.


Changes to Opal fares for peak periods in regulator's sights
x31

Fares are already cheaper by 30% outside of peak hour. - https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/opal/fares-payments/opal-peak-off-peak-train-fares#/

$2.70 on a sunday for everybody.

Even with 30% cheaper fares people still take trains in peak hour because that is when people need to get to work.
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
The switch in Mel to free if arriving before 7am I believe had almost no measurable impact on peak with numbers on trains before 7am bately changing.

The reality is no one will arrive before 7am unless they are forced too.

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