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North Shore and North West buses moving to Opal only services

From Monday 16 April a trial of Opal card only services will begin for bus routes around the North Shore and North West areas, which operate out of the State Transit Ryde Depot.

This means that Opal single bus tickets will no longer be sold on board. If you usually buy your ticket from the driver, you’ll need to get an Opal card so you’re ready to travel.

The North Shore and North West region has been chosen as it has the lowest number of cash ticket sales. Opal single bus tickets account for less than one per cent of all the customers on State Transit buses.

Tapping on with an Opal card is typically at least 20 per cent cheaper than buying an Opal single bus ticket in cash. Changing to Opal card only services should also allow for faster boarding times resulting in fewer delays, more reliable on-time running and increased safety for bus drivers. Remember to tap on and tap off with your Opal card to ensure you are charged with the correct fare.

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The North Shore and North West bus routes going Opal only are indicated below:

Route
202 - Northbridge to City Bridge St via North Sydney
251 - Lane Cove West to City Wynyard via Freeway
252 - Gladesville to City King Street Wharf via North Sydney
253 - Riverview to City Wynyard via Freeway
254 - Riverview to McMahons Point
255 - Colwell Cres to Chatswood
256 - Chatswood to Fullers Rd (Loop Service)
258 - Chatswood to Lane Cove West
261 - Lane Cove to City King St Wharf via Longueville
265 - Lane Cove to North Sydney via Greenwich
269 - McMahons Point to Milsons Point via North Sydney & Kirribilli
285 - Lane Cove West to City Wynyard via Freeway
286 - Denistone East to Milsons Point via St Leonards & North Sydney
287 - Ryde to Milsons Point via St Leonards & North Sydney
288 - Epping to City Erskine St
290 - Epping to City Erskine St via Macquarie University & North Sydney
291 - Epping Station to McMahons Point
292 - Marsfield to City Erskine St via Macquarie Park
294 - Macquarie University to City Wynyard
295 - North Epping to Epping (Loop Service)
458 - Ryde to Burwood
500 - Ryde to City Circular Quay
501 - West Ryde to Central Pitt St via Pyrmont & Ultimo
502 - Five Dock to City Town Hall
504 - Chiswick to City Domain
505 - Woolwich to City Town Hall
506 - Macquarie University to City Domain via East Ryde
507 - Macquarie University to City Circular Quay via Putney
510 - Ryde to City Town Hall
513 - Carlingford to Meadowbank Wharf via West Ryde
515 - Eastwood to City Circular Quay
518 - Macquarie University to City Circular Quay
520 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay via West Ryde
521 - Parramatta to Eastwood
523 - West Ryde to Parramatta
524 - Ryde to Parramatta via West Ryde
525 - Parramatta to Burwood via Sydney Olympic Park
530 - Burwood to Chatswood
533 - Sydney Olympic Park to Chatswood via Rhodes & North Ryde
534 - Ryde to Chatswood via North Ryde
536 - Gladesville to Chatswood via Hunters Hill
538 - Gladesville to Woolwich
540 - Silverwater Remand Centre to Auburn
541 - Epping to Eastwood
543 - Eastwood to West Ryde
544 - Macquarie Centre to Auburn via Eastwood
545 - Parramatta to Chatswood via Eastwood & Macquarie Centre
546 - Parramatta to Epping via Oatlands & North Rocks
547 - Parramatta to Macarthur St (Loop Service)
549 - Parramatta to Epping via North Rocks
550 - Parramatta to Chatswood via Macquarie Park
551 - Busaco Rd to Eastwood
552 - Oatlands to Parramatta
553 - North Rocks to Beecroft
M52 - Parramatta to City Circular Quay (Limited Stops)
M54 - Parramatta to Macquarie Park via Epping
X15 - City Town Hall to Eastwood (Express Service)