Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MyZone Introduction Going Smoothly

It appears that the introduction of the new MyZone ticketing system is progressing smoothly. We have heard very few negative comments except from the few people who have been unlucky to lose their existing multi-passes and have an increase in fares.
Most people in Western and South Western Sydney seem happy with the price reductions, particularly for long distance train tickets. People in the North West seem happy with the reduced price and access to the MyBus travel ten tickets.

The mainstream press coverage has been reasonably positive. We've seen no comments made from other transport advocacy groups since the tickets were introduced last Sunday.

It will be interesting to see if there is a strong uptake of bus usage as people discover the value of the MyZone Multi tickets. A strong uptake of bus usage would be terrific in West and South Western Sydney, there is lots of capacity in most places and low bus usage, but it may be problematic for people in the areas closer to the Sydney CBD where buses are already closer to capacity.

Please feel free to leave a comment on this blog or go to the Government's MyZone website if you have anything to say about MyZone.

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