Opal and family fare deal

 
  jdennis Junior Train Controller

Hi,

Just a question about whether the family fare deal available with paper tickets also applies to Opal cards.

http://www.transportnsw.info/en/tickets/concessions/families.page?

I'm going to be in Sydney with family this weekend and I'm just trying to work out whether we need to buy Opal cards for everyone or whether we can take advantage of this.

Thanks

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  Throughwestmail Train Controller

Hi,

Just a question about whether the family fare deal available with paper tickets also applies to Opal cards.

http://www.transportnsw.info/en/tickets/concessions/families.page?

I'm going to be in Sydney with family this weekend and I'm just trying to work out whether we need to buy Opal cards for everyone or whether we can take advantage of this.

Thanks
jdennis
If you have Opal cards every passenger must have a card ie Family Fare conditions do not apply.
  jdennis Junior Train Controller

If you have Opal cards every passenger must have a card ie Family Fare conditions do not apply.
Throughwestmail
Ok, thanks for clearing that up.
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

I have discussed this with other staff and we concluded: in a family group if the adult has an Opal, then only one child needs a ticket which can be a paper ticket. All other children in the group don't need a ticket. This is Monday to Saturday.

On Sunday to get Family Fun Day deal all people aged 4 and over need a ticket, whether that be Opal or paper.
  Kamz Assistant Commissioner

I have discussed this with other staff and we concluded: in a family group if the adult has an Opal, then only one child needs a ticket which can be a paper ticket. All other children in the group don't need a ticket. This is Monday to Saturday.

On Sunday to get Family Fun Day deal all people aged 4 and over need a ticket, whether that be Opal or paper.
smithagain
No. To qualify for the family fare deal, at least one adult must have a paper ticket.
  smithagain Junior Train Controller

No. To qualify for the family fare deal, at least one adult must have a paper ticket.
Kamz
You may be technically correct, but it's not happening in reality. It's happening as I said above.
  Throughwestmail Train Controller

You may be technically correct, but it's not happening in reality. It's happening as I said above.
smithagain
How the Family Fare deal worksAll adult members of the family group and one child must hold a valid ticket. All additional children travel free. Everyone in the group must be a member of the same family.
Valid adult tickets include MyMulti, MyTrain, MyBus and MyFerry tickets (including concessions), Newcastle tickets and Pensioner Excursion Tickets.
Family Fare deals are not available on NSW TrainLink Regional services, private buses or ferries, light rail, or tourism and some special event buses. If you are using a MyMulti ticket and travelling on light rail, any additional children must also purchase a valid ticket.
Children must be under 16 years of age or hold a NSW Senior Secondary Student Transport Concession Card.

This is from Transport for NSW website, as you can see, does not include Opal.

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