Media Release | Wednesday, 18 September 2013
NSW OPPOSITION GETS PARLIAMENTARY SUPPORT TO ESTABLISH AN INQUIRY INTO REMOVAL OF THE STATION ACCESS FEE AT SYDNEY AIRPORT
Shadow Transport Minister Penny Sharpe today successfully gained support for an upper house inquiry in the NSW Parliament that could result in train fares being slashed for commuters travelling to the Sydney Airport Domestic and International stations.
The inquiry (terms of reference below) will examine the impact of removing the $12.30 station access fee for the two airport stations – with the Labor Opposition moving to establish the inquiry as more people use public transport as the only option to alleviate congestion in and around the airport.
“Last year it was revealed that under the contract between AirportLink and RailCorp, the Government would begin to collect more than half the fare on Sydney's privately owned airport line,” Ms Sharpe said.