SMH: Transport Minister backs commuters who beat the Opal man →

The Transport Minister has backed commuters who manipulate their travel to get the best deal out of their Opal card, potentially saving them, and costing the government, hundreds of dollars a year.

Under the Opal fare structure, travel is free after the card-holder has made eight trips in a week.

This has created an incentive for people to take cheap – and potentially useless – trips early in the week to make significant savings later on.

“I want people to beat the system,” Gladys Berejiklian said. “I want people to find the savings because they are there to be had,” she said.

I thought this was already pretty obvious from the Fares & benefits page

By understanding Opal’s fare structure, and what it means for your journey, you can work out ways to save even more.

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