Australia: Fare go at last in CityRail free-for-all : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

Today's fare-free day on the city's rail system turned
into a farce yesterday when hundreds of commuters
rushed ticket offices to cash in on a computer glitch
that gave a 20 per cent discount for monthly,
quarterly and annual tickets.

. . .

The discounts were as high as $500 for commuters
travelling from the Central Coast, where an annual
ticket costs up to $2,588.

. . .

A spokesman for CityRail said commuters quick
enough to take advantage of the glitch would not be
asked to return the tickets. The income shortfall
would have to be made up in other areas.

Sales of long-life tickets had more than doubled
yesterday morning.

Sydney Morning Herald

-- spider (, May 31, 2000

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