Opal comes full cycle: tap and store your bike at train stations

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Opal card customers can now tap into even more benefits by using their cards to store their bikes securely before they jump on the train.

‘Opal-activated’ bike storage sheds are opening across the train network to encourage cycling to stations with a convenient place to keep your bike while on your journey.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the first rollout has begun and more will follow.

“We’ve been seeing the popularity of riding to train stations growing and we want to encourage more people to embrace cycling to help ease demand for car parking spaces at stations,” Mr Constance said.

“Riding can definitely be more attractive and convenient when there’s proper storage available at the station.”

The first ‘Opal-activated’ bike storage areas are available for use now at Blacktown and Woy Woy train stations. Construction of a bike shed has begun at Parramatta Station and another at Campbelltown Station is due to start construction next week.

More locations will be rolled out progressively including:

  • Liverpool
  • Gosford
  • Hornsby
  • Penrith
  • Redfern

“Use of the new storage areas is free and simple, all customers need to do is link their Opal card through the bike lockers website and they’ll have access to any of the other bike sheds we introduce in the future as well,” Mr Constance said.

“More stations will be considered for bike storage in future rollouts as we monitor customer use.” 

Customers can register their Opal card for bike shed access or find the most convenient bike shed location by visiting www.bikelockers.com.au.