Opal far more costly: La­bor

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

THE Opal card sys­tem is prov­ing more ex­pen­sive for com­muters, La­bor says.

Anal­y­sis by the La­bor State Op­po­si­tion shows peo­ple trav­el­ling from Pen­rith to Cen­tral (35-65km trip) were pay­ing at least $430 more than if they bought a monthly pa­per ticket in 2011.

How­ever, a spokesman for Trans­port Min­is­ter An­drew Con­stance said 90 per cent of trans­port users were bet­ter off, with an­nual pa­per train tick­ets mak­ing up less than one per cent of sales.

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