Transport customers to trial new Digital Opal card
Thousands of transport customers will trial a new Digital Opal card that will allow them to tap on and off the Opal network using a digital card on their smart phone or device, linked to Transport for NSW’s new single mobility payments platform Opal Connect.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson says the NSW Government continues to offer customers more ways to pay for travelling on the Opal network.
“We’re excited by the possibilities a Digital Opal card will offer. Seamless, customer focused Opal transport is the way of the future,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.
“People will be able to pay for all modes of transport – whether it be light rail, a bus, on demand service, taxi or Uber with a single tap of their phone.”
The Digital Opal card will sit in the customer’s Apple or Android digital wallet and customers will pay as they travel. The customer will nominate the Digital Opal card as their primary payment card so the fare is always billed to that nominated card.
“The Digital Opal card is all about making mobility easier. Making it easier for our customers to leave their car at home, and choose a combination of private and public transport to get from A to B.”
The Digital Opal card trial will begin later next year.