Commuters will get 12 days of free public transport over the Easter Holiday period. The good news came as compensation for the shocking rail chaos for weeks that impacted a million Sydney commuters last month.
The government announcement is a welcome relief to all affected commuters. The free travel across Sydney’s entire public transport network will come into effect from 14 April until 25 April.
The government believes that it will help the commuters to cover the cost during the long holidays. It is said that the government has shown this spirit to make an apology to the commuters for the debacle resulted from the shutdown of the train services for 24 hours.
The NSW Rail, Tram and Bus Union threatened to take a fresh industrial action every Friday until June if the government did not arrange free travel services for commuters.
Transport Minister David Elliott reached an agreement with the union on Thursday and announced on Sunday that in Greater Sydney’s entire transport network would be free for the commuters for 12 days over the Easter holiday period. Mr Elliott said that he is apologetic to the commuter who were affected by the last month’s rail disruptions and thankful to the commuters for their patience
The NSW Government’s concession covers all Opal network services in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra which includes train, bus, light rail and ferry services.