REVEALED: How Sydney Commuters Are Riding Transport For Free
Sydney's controversial Opal card system has taken another battering after it was revealed that countless commuters are taking advantage of a massive loophole in the system.
9 News has revealed that people are travelling for free by not tapping their Opal card on or off at various train stations and ferry wharves.
Smaller stations outside the CBD that don't have turnstiles are being taken advantage of by fare-dodgers regularly.
These suburban stops include Merrylands, Guildford, Yennora, Fairfield, Canley Vale, Cabramatta and Leumeah.
Western Sydney stations including Carlingford, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Clyde, Pendle Hill, Toongabbie, Rooty Hill, Werrington and Kingswood are also turnstile free.
According to Transport for NSW around 67,000 commuters were busted rorting the system last year, costing the NSW Government $84 million.
NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance told 9 News, 'All you're doing is just ripping off your fellow passengers,'
'It wouldn't matter if you think you can jump a ticketing gate or get on and off a transport mode - you will eventually get caught.'
Fines for not holding a valid ticket ranges from $220 to $550.