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No More Paper Tickets As Opal Cards Rule In Sydney

Goodbye humble paper train ticket - the future of public transport in NSW will be all electronic from here.

Passengers have no choice but to use the Opal card system from now on, with paper tickets no longer sold or accepted on the state's transit networks.

"With this major transition on Monday, we are asking customers for their patience and understanding to accommodate people adjusting to the change," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance said.

Commuters will have to buy an Opal card or be left behind at the station. "I need to remind everyone that people who still use paper tickets to travel on trains, buses, ferries and light rail need to prepare themselves and get an Opal card," Minister Constance said.

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