Opal ‘not that valuable’


The state government is closing many ticket windows at suburban train stations to make commuters use the Opal card, said the NSW Rail, Tram and Bus Union. Secretary Alex Claassens said almost 50 ticket-sellers’ positions had been cut with more to go as the government reviews more stations this month. Almost 20 are being looked at, including the western line. “Tickets-sellers have been removed from Lidcombe, Wynyard and Martin Place, four have gone from Central and three from Town Hall,’’ he said. “Commuters have to wait in longer lines to buy tickets. Many find the Opal card too expensive.’’

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