Six Word Saturday:
Got my Opal card mailed out.
In my opinion it has been a long time coming but Sydney is finally driving into the 21st century with electronic travel passes. It is still in the roll out stage, and will be for another year or more, but luckily our train line was one of the first to come online. I’m excited that I’ve just received my electronic ticket in the post.
Happy Saturday everyone!
lucky you…NZ can’t even get the rail lines right
Oh dear Jo!
and in the UK train travel is sooo expensive!
But I loved traveling by train in the UK – you can go almost anywhere!
That’s sheer irony. The Post will continue to be needed, thank goodness.
Haha, quite true Viv!
I live in a small country town, but discovered the Melbourne version of these things when I was there over xmas. (I have already forgotten what theirs is called.) I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
I hope so too, is it the myki Rosemary? I haven’t had to use public transport in Melbourne for a long time.
Does it come with discounts? I imagine you could spend a LONG time on a train across Australia, Georgia 🙂
It is supposed to be cheaper than buying single fares and there are daily and weekly travel caps which is good. This card is only for public transport within Sydney but yes train travel across the country is possible – 4 days between Sydney and Perth or 3 days between Adelaide and Darwin each way.
Electronic train passes? We don’t even have trains in Kentucky. (Not for people moving anyway.) Good for Sydney!
Do you have buses or other public transport Susan?
enjoy your travels!
I’m happy for you! Enjoy.
Thank you Karen
Hooray for the Opal card. I have found my London Oyster card to be invaluable – so much time saved not having to queue up to buy a ticket.
Absolutely Elaine! I keep almost calling this my Oyster card, I’ll get used to it eventually.
I don’t know who invented it, but they certainly need a pat on the back!
What a wonderful way to travel. Enjoy!
It sure makes life easier Judy
Congratulations. I loved the rail system in the Nederland’s. I am not used to it and it was so efficient!
Thanks Kathryn, yes an efficient public transport system really makes a difference in a big city I think.
I am learning! : )
Out here in middle America we don’t ride trains or subways…just wide open spaces with lots of cars on the highways! Happy Saturday!
That sounds awesome Linda!
Great way to travel! I love to rail travel 🙂
I enjoy intercity rail travel, catching the train to work isn’t the same though 😉
didn’t know about ‘electronic tickets’, happy for you; have a good weekend
It’s such a great invention, it’s a smart card with a prepaid amount on it that I used to pay for travel without needing to get a paper ticket
I bet it will make the traveling go more smoothly.
That is definitely the plan Mlissabeth
I got mine too! I just wish that they have it for students too 🙂 xx
Isn’t it so great not to have to carry change for a ticket, or even queue to buy a ticket Lisa!
Yes! So so good. Cause I never have change for a ticket and I’m always running late. I hope the buses coming soon!