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JUST IN: Train commuters to travel for free in Sydney until Friday, November 25

Save some dollars while travelling on trains in Sydney this week

Written by
Alice Ellis
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In long-awaited good news for Sydney and NSW train commuters this week, all train travel will be absolutely free from Monday, November 21 until Friday, November 25.

Station gates across Sydney and NSW will be left open, and Opal reader machines will not need to be tapped – but this time there’s no chance a transport officer can bust you for not paying. Fares are officially free until 11:59pm on November 25. 

Why? Because the state government and transport worker members of the Rail Train and Bus Union (RTBU) are still butting heads around foreign-built trains.

The free fare is available throughout NSW, and it includes all the Sydney Metro, Sydney Train, Airport Line and NSW TrainLink services on the Opal network.

Note that you won’t ride for free on other public transport networks, like buses, the light rail or ferries.  

Saved some dough thanks to the free transport? Find something fun to do with your extra dollars.

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