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Is OPAL Making You Pay More In A Long Run?

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I wonder when they will go world wide, has anybody heard of them expanding yet?
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One unpublished quirk with the Opal system is that the card itself stores the previous 8 trips transactions. This is to give information to the Opal readers to give them a general idea of what fare to apply, and so that inspectors can see what you've been up to.
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NSW shadow transport spokesperson Jodi McKay said: “When it comes to Opal this Government is making it up as it goes along. One minute the Transport Minister — now Treasurer — is exhorting people to ‘beat the system’, now her successor is cracking down. It’s just another example of a system that’s in crisis.
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All digital money is designed to either make you pay more later or hold the money for a period of days so that the institution makes a little money before releasing it. This card I can guarantee is the same.
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Sneaky travellers have been jumping off the bus and back on another to score extra journeys, or taking short trips to increase their tally in the public transport ticketing system. It also led to a practice called “Opal running”, in which people run, cycle, drive or rollerskate between stops to tap their card, which the government says could cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year.
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Sneaky travellers have been jumping off the bus and back on another to score extra journeys, or taking short trips to increase their tally in the public transport ticketing system. It also led to a practice called “Opal running”, in which people run, cycle, drive or rollerskate between stops to tap their card, which the government says could cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year.
After the 7th journey (25 taps) when you've spent about $14.70, you can stop the hopping. Journeys aren't counted after you hit $15, so you can enjoy unlimited travel for the rest of that day for 30 cents. The next day, keep hopping and you will hit the weekly travel reward once you finish your 8th journey.
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The Concession card is available to eligible apprentices, trainees, tertiary students and job seekers. Concession cards became available to tertiary students on 2 February 2015. To be eligible for the Concession Opal, students must be enrolled full-time at a participating institution.[50] Students need to give consent for their institution to share enrollment details with Transport for NSW. As of 14 June 2015 the cards were available for students at over 80 institutions. The Concession Opal became available to eligible NSW job seekers from 29 June 2015.
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I think the card used correctly is a great idea. With any card if you don't use it correctly or keep track of how much you have on the card you will get fees. I do not think the card has any hidden ways of making you pay more later on. If anyone has information that it is costing more please let me know!!!!!!
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