Changes to Sydney pensioner bus tickets

Pensioner Excursion Tickets will not be sold on-board Sydney buses from 1 June 2014. Instead, passengers must pre-purchase their Pensioner Excursion Tickets (PETs) before boarding any Sydney State-Transit bus.

Changes to Sydney pensioner bus tickets

Changes to Sydney pensioner bus tickets

Released: 02-Jun-2014

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Pensioner Excursion Tickets will not be sold on-board Sydney buses from 1 June 2014.

Instead, passengers must pre-purchase their Pensioner Excursion Tickets (PETs) before boarding any Sydney State-Transit bus.

PETs can be bought from shops including many newsagents, convenience stores, Woolworths, Australia Post outlets and Transport NSW Transport Shops.

For more information on where you can pre-purchase PETs click here.

Alternatively, you can call NSW Transport on 131 500 and ask them to mail you the “Where to buy your Pensioner Excursion Tickets” directory to you. This directory lists ticket sellers in the Sydney metropolitan State Transit bus area.

Why can I no longer buy my ticket on-board the bus?

The NSW Government is rolling out a new electronic ticketing system called Opal. Under the Opal system passengers will use one plastic card the size of a credit card to pay for all fares on Sydney buses, trains, ferries and light-rail services.

Passengers will be required to load money onto their Opal card before travelling on the public transport network in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.

All travel on Sydney public transport will require an Opal card by the end of 2014.

A Senior/Pensioner Opal card will become available for all people with a Seniors Card or Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card. This card is not yet available. For more information click here or call 13 6725

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