Opal card rollout dates

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The Opal card rolled out across New South Wales from 7 December 2012 until December 2014. This article contains all the dates of official Opal card rollouts.

Ferries[edit]

Sydney Ferries[edit]

The first stage of the Opal card rollout commenced on 7 December 2012 as a trial on the Neutral Bay to Circular Quay ferry service[1][2] followed on 8 April 2013 by the Manly to Circular Quay service,[3][4] and on 12 August 2013 to the Eastern Suburbs, Mosman and Taronga Zoo.[5]

From 30 August 2013, Opal was available on all public Sydney Ferries services.[6][7]

Newcastle Ferries[edit]

Opal was rolled out on Newcastle Ferries' Stockton ferry service on 20 November 2014, along with Newcastle Buses' routes.[8]

Trains[edit]

Sydney Trains[edit]

The first Opal rollout on train services was in June 2013. The following is the list of rollouts on Sydney Trains:

This marks the completed rollout for all Sydney Trains stations.

NSW TrainLink intercity[edit]

Opal was rolled out on all NSW TrainLink intercity stations within the first 2 weeks of April 2014. However, some stations on the Central Coast & Newcastle Line was rolled out earlier as part of the Sydney Trains T1 rollout:

This marks the completed rollout for all NSW TrainLink Intercity stations in New South Wales.

Buses[edit]

The first Opal rollout on buses was in September 2013. It was rolled out across all buses on the Sydney Metropolitan Bus System Contracts (MBSC) and Sydney Outer Metropolitan Bus System Contracts (OMBSC).

Buses in Sydney[edit]

The following is the list of rollouts for bus routes in Sydney, including school services of any region mentioned:

This marks the completed rollout for all Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts.

Regional & Outer Metropolitan buses[edit]

The first Opal rollout on outer metropolitan buses was in August 2014. The following is a list of rollouts for regional buses, including school services of any region mentioned:

This marks the completed rollout for all outer Sydney Metropolitan Bus Contracts.

Operators in areas listed in Transport Information NSW as not accepting most MyZone tickets but accepting MyMulti 3 tickets and the MyMulti Day Pass, except Newcastle Buses & Ferries, have not been included in the rollout which is now complete,[39] despite a press release Opal would be rolled out on buses in the Southern Highlands, but not mentioning buses in Nowra, Lithgow and Bathurst.[40]

Routes stated on the gazette[edit]

Often, some routes have also progressively become partially Opal-enabled because they are run by different depots. These rollouts are only stated on the New South Wales government gazettes and are not announced through ministerial announcements. It is not compulsory for bus routes to be partially Opal-enabled on the dates stated on the gazettes. However it allows some buses to be Opal enabled even before the ministerial announcements.

By the Order, Opal can be used on gazetted routes if buses carry an "Opal bus" or "Opal on this bus" sticker. In other words, Opal cannot be used on bus routes that are not stated in the gazette, or on a bus without the "Opal bus" or "Opal on this bus", even it is running a gazetted route.

The routes and the dates stated on the gazettes are (excluding those covered by official ministerial announcements):

  • 28 April 2014: Sydney Buses' Waverley depot routes 200, 300-396 (except 341, 392 and those announced by the government), 400, 410, 890-895, L94, M40, X10, X39, X40, X73, X74, X77, X84, X89 (includes routes from Randwick depot and Port Botany depot)[41]
  • 23 June 2014: Sydney Buses' Randwick depot routes 341, 392, 399, 418, L09, M50, X09, X92, X96 (includes routes from Port Botany depot and Tempe depot)[42]
  • 9 July 2014: Sydney Buses' Port Botany depot routes 397, M10, M20, X03, X94, X97, X99[43]
  • 11 July 2014: Sydney Buses' Moore Park special services 1, 3, 32[44]
  • 24 July 2014: Sydney Buses' Brookvale depot routes 131-190 (except 187 and 189), 201, 227, 228, 230, 243, 244, 246-249, 253, 263, E32-E88 (except E85 and E87), L60-L90 (except L84, L87) (includes routes from Mona Vale depot, North Sydney depot and Willoughby depot)[45]
  • 4 August 2014: All of Busways' Region 1 routes[46]
  • 8 August 2014: Sydney Buses' Mona Vale depot routes 130, 187, 189, E85, E87, L84 and L87[47]
  • 15 August 2014: Sydney Buses' North Sydney depot routes 202, 204, 225, 229, 236, 238, 245, 257, 265, 269, 273 and M30 (includes routes from Willoughby depot and Tempe depot)[48]
  • 25 August 2014: Sydney Buses' Burwood depot routes 401, 407, 408, 423, 436, 438, 439, 440, 443, 458-466, 480, 483, 502, 504, 525, 526, L38, L39 and M41 (includes routes from Leichhardt, Kingsgrove depot and Ryde depot) [49]
  • 3 September 2014: Sydney Buses' Kingsgrove depot routes 406, 412, 413, 415, 422, 426, 428, 431, 441, 444, 445, 470-479, 490-495, L23 and L28 (includes routes from Tempe depot and Leichhardt depot)[50]
  • 17 September 2014: Sydney Buses' Leichhardt depot routes 433, 442, 448, 501, 508, 510, 998, L37 and X04 (includes routes from Ryde depot)[51]
  • 2 October 2014: Sydney Buses' Tempe depot routes 425 and 430[52]
  • 10 October 2014: Sydney Buses' Ryde depot routes 206, 209, 251-256 (except 253), 258, 261, 285-297, 500, 505, 506, 507, 513-524, 533-553, M52, M54, X00, X06, X15 and X18 (includes routes from Willoughby depot)[36]
  • 31 October 2014: Sydney Buses' Willoughby depot routes 203, 205, 207, 208, 267, 272 and 275[53]

Light Rail[edit]

Opal rollout on the Dulwich Hill Line took place on 1 December 2014.[54][55][56][57]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Test of city's ticket to ride will decide if Opal is Coalition's trump card". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Enthusiasm but few takers on Opal launch day". The Sydney Morning Herald. 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "A new voyage for Opal card" Daily Telegraph 25 March 2013
  4. ^ Opal card trial extends to Manly Transport for NSW 25 March 2013
  5. ^ Opal card expands to all Sydney Ferries services east of Sydney Harbour Bridge Transport NSW 31 July 2013
  6. ^ Opal card rollout on Sydney Ferries Transport for NSW
  7. ^ a b Opal smartcard comes to more Sydney commuters Sydney Morning Herald 30 August 2013
  8. ^ a b Opal card rolling out as 11 paper tickets in Newcastle retired, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 19 November 2014
  9. ^ Opal roll out begins for train customers Transport for NSW 2 June 2013
  10. ^ The end of ticket queues: Minister announces Opal trial Sydney Morning Herald 2 June 2013
  11. ^ Opal card rollout on trains Transport for NSW
  12. ^ Opal card use to be extended next week Sydney Morning Herald 23 January 2014
  13. ^ a b Opal goes live for Western Sydney train customers: now active at 94 stations NSW Government: Opal 14 February 2014
  14. ^ a b Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2014
  15. ^ Gladys Berejiklian says Opal available at all city, intercity stations April 11 The Daily Telegraph 26 March 2014,
  16. ^ Opal card trial for bus customers begins Transport for NSW 26 September 2013
  17. ^ Opal Smartcards Transport NSW Retrieved on 2 December 2013
  18. ^ Opal available on all trains from today as bus rollout kicks off, Transport for NSW, Retrieved on 11 April 2013
  19. ^ Opal Bus Fare Information, Opal, Retrieved 14 April 2014
  20. ^ Opal rollout expands to State Transit buses in Sydney's East, Transport for NSW, Retrieved on 24 April 2013
  21. ^ "Opal starts on 100 more buses today as 300,000 cards registered". Transport for NSW. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  22. ^ "Opal rolls out to almost 600 buses in Sydney’s North West as free trips hit 4 million". Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  23. ^ Opal extends to all CDC Hillsbus routes from 30 June, Transport Info NSW, Retrieved 23 June 2014
  24. ^ a b Latest Opal rollout hits South West Sydney as new Opal Man campaign launches, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 3 July 2014
  25. ^ More buses go live with Opal as 400,000 cards issued and customers take 25 million journeys, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 16 July 2014
  26. ^ a b Half a million opal cards issued as 520 more buses go live, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 7 August 2014
  27. ^ a b Opal bus rollout reaches halfway mark as more buses in Western Sydney go live, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 20 August 2014
  28. ^ Opal goes live on more Western Sydney buses, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 12 September 2014
  29. ^ One million Opal cards issued as Opal rolls out to hundreds more buses in Western Sydney, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 7 October 2014
  30. ^ Opal rolls out to more than 450 buses in Northern Sydney as Senior/Pensioner information kiosks start Transport for NSW Retrieved 10 November 2014
  31. ^ Opal goes live on Manly wharf express buses in 8 weeks, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 25 September 2014
  32. ^ Opal to go live on more Western Sydney buses next week as 450,000 Opal Cards issued, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 31 July 2014
  33. ^ Opal extends to Transdev, Northern Region and Hunter bus services, Transport NSW Info, Retrieved 1 September 2014
  34. ^ On what services can I use the Opal card?, Opal, Retrieved 29 September 2014
  35. ^ a b 263 Buses go live with Opal on the Central Coast, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 9 October 2014
  36. ^ a b c NSW Government Gazette 10 October 2014, Retrieved 10 October 2014
  37. ^ Opal enabled bus routes, Opal, Retrieved 13 October 2014
  38. ^ Opal rolls out to buses in the Illawarra, Transport for NSW, Retrieved 24 October 2014
  39. ^ Job done - Opal rollout complete Transport for NSW 1 December 2014
  40. ^ Opal 23 June 2014 press release, Opal, Retrieved 24 November 2014
  41. ^ NSW Government Gazette 24 April 2014, Retrieved 20 June 2014
  42. ^ NSW Government Gazette 20 June 2014, Retrieved 20 June 2014
  43. ^ NSW Government Gazette 4 July 2014, Retrieved 4 July 2014
  44. ^ NSW Government Gazette 11 July 2014, Retrieved 11 July 2014
  45. ^ NSW Government Gazette 18 July 2014, Retrieved 18 July 2014
  46. ^ NSW Government Gazette 1 August 2014, Retrieved 1 August 2014
  47. ^ NSW Government Gazette 8 August 2014, Retrieved 8 August 2014
  48. ^ NSW Government Gazette 15 August 2014, Retrieved 15 August 2014
  49. ^ NSW Government Gazette 22 August 2014, Retrieved 1 September 2014
  50. ^ NSW Government Gazette 29 August 2014, Retrieved 1 September 2014
  51. ^ NSW Government Gazette 12 September 2014, Retrieved 12 September 2014
  52. ^ NSW Government Gazette 26 September 2014, Retrieved 26 September 2014
  53. ^ NSW Government Gazette 31 October 2014, Retrieved 31 October 2014
  54. ^ Opal card use on Sydney light rail starts on December 1 Sydney Morning Herald 23 November 2014
  55. ^ Opal to go live on light rail months ahead of schedule Transport for NSW 24 November 2014
  56. ^ OPAL TO GO LIVE ON 1 DECEMBER Transdev Sydney 24 November 2014
  57. ^ Opal rollout extends to light rail Transport Info NSW 25 November 2014