Credit card payment trials for Manly ferry
The NSW Government is conducting a new electronic payment trial on the Manly ferry.
Tourism & Transport Forum chief executive Margy Osmond congratulated NSW Government and Transport Minister Andrew Constance on the trial, which will allow customers catching the service from Circular Quay or Manly to use their credit card to tap on and off at the Opal gates.
“The Circular Quay to Many Ferry is Australia’s most iconic public transport service and is known across the world as one of the best ways to enjoy Sydney Harbour,” she says.
“The rollout of a new contactless payment option will make life easier for the tourists who make up 40 per cent of people who catch the Manly Ferry every day by removing the inconvenience of having to queue and top up cards to make the trip.
“This is a welcome first step in what we hope will be the ongoing rollout of open loop ticketing in public transport services across Sydney, which must also include other credit and debit card providers to ensure a level playing field and provide maximum convenience to commuters and visitors alike.”