New fares for public transport from Saturday 14 January 2017

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ACTION fares will increase on 14 January 2017.
ACTION fares will increase on 14 January 2017.

Media Release: Transport Canberra and City Services, 22 December 2016

New MyWay fares for public transport in Canberra will come into effect on Saturday 14 January 2017, coinciding with the start of the 12 month trial of free off peak travel for seniors and concession card holders (excludes student and tertiary card holders).

“MyWay fares will increase by a maximum of 2.7% and cash fares increasing between 10 and 20 cents depending on the ticket type,” said Ian McGlinn, Director, Public Transport Operations.

“A trip from Gungahlin to the City during peak times is only $3.06 when paying with MyWay. A similar journey, over 12 kilometres, would cost as much as $4.20 in other jurisdictions.”

“Passengers are reminded of the significant savings that can be made when traveling with a MyWay card. Discounts apply for card holders as well as monthly and daily fare caps. Adults travelling during peak times receive a discount of 36% when using MyWay compared to paying for a single cash fare. Further discounts are also available when passengers choose to top up their MyWay card using autoload or B-Pay.

“A reminder that from 14 January 2017, eligible senior and concession card holders will also receive free bus travel during off peak periods.

“Travel will be free on weekdays between 9 am and 4.30 pm, after 6 pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. To be eligible for the free travel, passengers will be required to use their MyWay card and tap on and off the bus as usual.

“Transport Canberra is committed to providing easy and accessible public transport for all Canberrans with this trial, one of many initiatives being implementing to ensure we build a better public transport network for our future.”

The new MyWay fares are shown below:

MyWay Adult Current fare Fare as at 14 January 2017
Peak $2.98 $3.06
Off peak $2.37 $2.43
Weekday cap $9.00 $9.20
Weekend/public holiday cap $5.45 $5.59
MyWay Concession Current fare Fare as at 14 January 2017
Peak $1.49 $1.53
Off peak $0.83 $0.00*
Weekday cap $4.50 $4.60
Weekend/public holiday cap $2.02 n/a

*When users tap on and off correctly.

MyWay Student Current fare Fare as at 14 January 2017
Tertiary $1.49 $1.53
School student – school days $1.13 $1.16
School student – non school days $1.49 $1.53
Weekday cap $4.50 $4.60
Weekend/public holiday cap $2.02 $2.07
Cash (on bus only) Current fare Fare as at 14 January 2017
Adult Single $4.70 $4.80
Adult Daily $9.00 $9.20
Concession Single $2.30 $2.40
Concession Daily $4.50 $4.60

For more information on the new fares and free off-peak public transport travel for seniors and concession card holders, visit transport.act.gov.au or call 13 17 10.

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