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Labor has promised to lower the cost to passengers of travelling on the train to Sydney Airport and scrap the so-called station access fee altogether for people who work at Kingsford Smith, if it is elected to government next year.
A day after the Berejiklian government announced that a new $2.6 billion motorway link to the airport would not be tolled, the Opposition pledged to help road congestion at Mascot by cutting the cost of train fares and increasing bus services to Australia's largest airport.
The station access fee is $14.30 for adults and $12.80 for concession card holders.CREDITEAN SEWELL
Under the plan, the station access fee on the airport rail line would be cut from $14.30 to $5, and abolished altogether for the tens of thousands of people who work at the airport.
Labor leader Luke Foley said it would cost the state about $30 million a year to cut the station access fee, but emphasised that the policy would help bust congestion on roads around the airport while boosting public transport usage.
“Our priority here is to get cars off streets around the airport and get people onto trains,” he said.
This article first appeared on www.smh.com.au
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