Improving public transport for tourists | The Insight Files |

Improving public transport for tourists is high on the TTF agenda, but will locals embrace direct train access to one of Australia’s most famous beaches? The Tourism and Transport Forum's wish list includes creating a new Opal Card specifically for tourists, building new rail lines to Bondi beach, Badgerys Creek and the Bays Precinct, in addition to improved coordination with rail maintenance work during major events. "Whether it's New York's subway, London's underground or Sydney's ferries, transport can be iconic for a city," TTF chief executive Osmond said. "Public transport is vital to major events. Transport for NSW should coordinate its rail maintenance work with Destination NSW to ensure rail maintenance work is not scheduled during major cultural and sporting events. Developing an easier to use and integrated public transport network will make Sydney a better place to live, work and visit."