Media Release | Friday May 24, 2013
O’FARRELL HIKES SYDNEY FERRY FARES BY UP TO $884 A YEAR
The O’Farrell Government has changed the goalposts on Sydney Ferry commuters today – dumping them off MyMulti1 tickets and forcing them to purchase either MyMulti2 or MyMulti3 if they also want to access inner-city trains, buses and light rail.
Under the changes:
- Commuters ferrying into the city from places like Balmain, Drummoyne or Cabarita will now be slugged $52 a week for a MyMulti2 ticket, instead of $44 for a MyMulti1 ticket. This represents a yearly increase of $416.
- Commuters ferrying into the city from Manly, Rydalmere or Parramatta will now be slugged $61 a week for a MyMulti3 ticket. This represents a yearly increase of $884.
Previously all Sydney Ferry users could use their MyMulti1 – no matter where they travelled on the ferry network.
“The O’Farrell Government is treating Sydney Ferry commuters as little more than cash cows,” Shadow Transport Minister Penny Sharpe said today.
“The Minister has broken her promise that public transport fares wouldn’t go up unless service quality improved.