Train fares to increase from Monday

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A trip from Penrith to Town Hall in peak periods will increase in price by 38 cents from Monday.

The current $7.65 peak fair will change to $8.03.

A trip from Penrith to Town Hall in off-peak periods will increase by 27 per cents from $5.35 to $5.62.

But with weekly travel caps remaining, the cost increase for the majority of commuters is less than $1 per week.

Transport for NSW Secretary Josh Murray said the changes are in line with the most recent March 2024 Consumer Price Index (CPI) set by the IPART.

“Each year, fares are reviewed to ensure the network can continue to operate sustainably, keeping up with increased operating costs including fuel, electricity, maintenance, and staffing,” he said.

“Public and active transport remain some of the most affordable ways to get around. These increases will ensure Transport for NSW is able to continue to invest in delivering reliable services for passengers.”

Regular public transport users will continue to benefit from unchanged weekly travel caps to unlock free trips, transfer discounts and cheaper travel on Fridays.

“The weekly fare cap will stay at $50 for Adults and $25 for Child/Youth and Concession card holders. Seniors and Pensioners will continue to be charged no more than $2.50 per day,” Murray said.

“Weekend fares on Fridays will still apply, meaning Friday fares will be capped at $9.35 for all Adults and $4.65 for Child/Youth and Concession card holders for the whole day.”

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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