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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2160 ..

It is not feasible to operate an Olympic transport system beyond these boundaries or to extend free travel to services not included in the Olympic. transport system.

Rail services beyond the CityRail network are CountryLink services. These services have a different fare structure and require seats to be booked, factors which are not compatible with the operation of the Olympic transport system or free Olympic travel.

People travelling from beyond the free Olympic Transport boundaries are unlikely to travel to Sydney to watch an Olympic event and return on the same day. Country people are likely to stay in Sydney for a few days and will get all the benefits of the Olympic transport system.

A copy of my Media Release of 24 August 1998 concerning these

arrangements Is attached for the Forum's information

It would be appreciated if you could convey my response to those members of the Forum who were signatories to the letter.

Yours sincerely


Minister for the Olympics

President of SOCOG



Monday 24 August 1998


Olympic spectators will have free travel on the. Olympic transport system for the entire day of their Olympic event and until 4 am. the following day.

The Minister for the Olympics and President of the Sydney Organising Committee, Michael Knight, made the announcement Today while outlining the free travel entitlement included in every Olympic ticket.

Confirming that information on Olympic ticket prices will be unveiled by SOCOG on Wednesday, Mr Knight said the State Government had formulated a transport scheme which would maximise the Sydney Olympic experience for ticket holders.

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