Opal Connect to join Northern Beaches service

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Northern Beaches customers will now benefit from an innovative new payment platform that will make it easy to travel, track their trips and earn travel credits as they go.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said customers will be able to receive an Opal Connect travel credit when they transfer from a Keoride On Demand service to an Opal network service like the bus, train, ferries or metro services within 60 minutes.

“Opal Connect offers customers an integrated and convenient experience through one trusted digital account,” said a Transport for NSW spokesperson.

“When customers move between services, they will receive a travel credit up to $2 which can then go towards future On Demand bookings.”

“Eventually, we will see Opal Connect transition into a one stop shop for transport transactions and information, across different public transport modes, rideshare, taxis, parking and even tolling,” said the spokesperson.

“The NSW Government is committed to making travel accessible and flexible for customers across the network. Opal Connect is an integrated system that provides flexibility for customers and new travel rewards across more public transport modes for an end to end journey.”

Transport for NSW has worked in partnership with Keolis Downer to operate the Keoride On Demand transport service for three years.

During this time, the service has completed over 390,000 customer trips, becoming a valued mode of travel in the community.

From today, On Demand customers will be able to access Opal Connect and fares will be brought in line with Opal bus fares.

For more information, visit https://transportnsw.info/opal-connect-services.