Despite the growing demand for contactless payments, Paul Toole, acting minister for regional transport and roads for New South Wales, said in a statement Thursday that there was “still demand” for the closed-loop Opal card. He said the government is “aiming to create more digital products,” including trialing a digital Opal card.
Since the first contactless fare payments trial in Sydney in 2017, customers have tapped for a total of 30 million rides with contactless across trains, buses, light rail and ferries. Use of contactless averages 1.5 million contactless transactions per week.
Transport for New South Wales, Transport for London
(This premium article was originally published in January 2020. © Mobility Payments and Forthwrite Media.) Transport officials in Australia have released figures on use of contactless payments in Sydney and…