Public transport will be free between Easter and ANZAC Day.
Public transport will be free on all modes of transport across Greater Sydney for 12 days during the Easter school holidays. The NSW Government says it wants people to get out and about to help revitalise city centres.
All modes of public transport will be free for commuters for 12 days from 4.00am Thursday, 14 April (Holy Thursday) to 3.59am Tuesday, 26 April, the day after ANZAC Day.
Minister for Transport and Veterans David Elliott said it was a benefit to commuters following COVID-19 restrictions, adverse weather and disruptions to the rail network.
“To commuters affected by recent rail disruptions, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for your patience. I hope the Fare Free 12 Days of Easter is a way for you to enjoy quality time with family and friends during the school holidays, while at the same time helping to revitalise our city centres and local communities.
“If you’re like me, you’ve got some Dine & Discover vouchers waiting to be used, so get the family together or gather your friends and take advantage of free travel to rediscover the best our city has to offer.
“It’s also the perfect time to take a trip to the Blue Mountains, Newcastle or the South Coast,” said Minister Elliott.
The ‘Fare Free 12 Days of Easter’ covers all Opal network services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra, and includes Metro, train, bus, light rail and ferry services.
Images: Northern Beaches Advocate, Michael Mannington OAM