05
Feb
10

Sydney public transit ticketing changing: good for regulars, bad for occasional use

I’ve gushed a lot about moving to Sydney, but the public transit here is one of the things that isn’t that great. It’s expensive and – unless you’re getting a weekly or monthly pass – complicated and unwieldy.

In April they’re changing the system, though, under a plan called MyZone. They’ll reduce the number of zones and tickets. Weekly and longer passes will now go farther and cost less, which is a good thing. The Yellow TravelPass I used to get to be able to commute to work and back was $52 per week, but gave me unlimited travel on rail, bus, and ferry. The new MyMulti 2 will cover a greater area, still provide unlimited travel on all those modes of transport plus private bus companies, and will cost $4 less per week.

Of course now I’m driving. And it seems that occasional use of public transit will be no more efficient and even more expensive.

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