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    Wanderers Fans: Public transport for free on match day.


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    WESTERN Sydney Wanderers fans can travel to the team's home games on public transport for free, thanks to integrated ticketing arrangements between the state government and the club.

    Details of the new system were revealed on Friday, when the club also announced its inaugural captain, Michael Beauchamp. Parramatta state Liberal MP Geoff Lee said to attract people to the area, they should not have to buy tickets to the game plus transport on top.

    "I think it's wonderful the state government is able to recognise the club is going to be big in western Sydney and want to look after them," he said. "It's why the integrated ticketing system is important, so people don't have to worry about catching public transport." The free public transport will be provided as a part of all tickets and memberships for home games at Parramatta Stadium.

    Wanderers executive chairman Lyall Gorman said the club was all about its members, community engagement and value it could add. "For us to be in partnership with the state government that can provide free travel for our fans from as far as Lithgow, Goulburn and Bomaderry is a testament to our commitment to add that value," he said.

    "A lot of times globally clubs add the cost into the membership, but we haven't done that, it's a genuine commitment." Gorman said it was important for fans to become members to guarantee their seats at home games, with tickets already selling fast and seats becoming scarce for non-members.


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    Sweet. I'm going to drive to Lithgow so I can get free public transport to the game. Think of the savings. Hang on...

     

    Seriously though, it's awesome work by the club to get this sorted. Taking a whole family to a game on public transport adds a fair bit to the cost of a day out at the football. Anything that makes it more affordable without taking money from the club is going to help attendance.

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    I've edited this article a little and posted it as a front pager.

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    That saves me $60 a match. Awesome.

    lol that is so much money it saves me about $6 a match i think

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    Where are the details about this and how it would work? Do we just flash our member cards when on a train or bus?

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    yes, call up lyall, he'll give you the numbers you need to claim that.

     

    We all might as well get wanderers corporate credit cards

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    yes, call up lyall, he'll give you the numbers you need to claim that.

     

    We all might as well get wanderers corporate credit cards

    Sounds good to me. We can leave it behind the bar in the Woolie!!

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    yes, call up lyall, he'll give you the numbers you need to claim that.

     

    We all might as well get wanderers corporate credit cards

    Sounds good to me. We can leave it behind the bar in the Woolie!!

     

    We tried that one on with Shaun last Thursday night at the playhouse, but alas, he wasn't co-operative.

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    yes, call up lyall, he'll give you the numbers you need to claim that.

     

    We all might as well get wanderers corporate credit cards

    Sounds good to me. We can leave it behind the bar in the Woolie!!

     

    We tried that one on with Shaun last Thursday night at the playhouse, but alas, he wasn't co-operative.

    Haha, can't think why not!!

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    Guys is transport free from anywere to the game or just from parra station. I'm pretty sure i read somewhere its from parra station to the stadium only.

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    There's no public transport to the stadium anyway.. except maybe random shuttle buses.

     

    This is for all public transport, trains, ferries, buses, tway.

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    There's no public transport to the stadium anyway.. except maybe random shuttle buses.

     

    This is for all public transport, trains, ferries, buses, tway.

     

    Perfect, i can get pissed and not worry about the cops anymore.

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    Guys is transport free from anywere to the game or just from parra station. I'm pretty sure i read somewhere its from parra station to the stadium only.

    that would be ridiculous if it was the case

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    Guys is transport free from anywere to the game or just from parra station. I'm pretty sure i read somewhere its from parra station to the stadium only.

    that would be ridiculous if it was the case

     

    pretty sure it includes getting to the ground from all around nsw. the shuttle service from the train station was already included before this announcement on all matchdays

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    Guys is transport free from anywere to the game or just from parra station. I'm pretty sure i read somewhere its from parra station to the stadium only.

    that would be ridiculous if it was the case

     

    pretty sure it includes getting to the ground from all around nsw. the shuttle service from the train station was already included before this announcement on all matchdays

    thanks pity i kinda clicked on this thread about 40 minutes ago then replied so i missed the replies where it was said that it was everything

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    So how does it work when getting onto a bus/train? Do we just show our membership card or what? Also... God forbid I get a bus driver who's never heard of the Wanderers and refuses to accept the card?

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    So how does it work when getting onto a bus/train? Do we just show our membership card or what? Also... God forbid I get a bus driver who's never heard of the Wanderers and refuses to accept the card?

     

    Haha, I had the same thought. Come game day, if you feel a bit paranoid, perhaps you should carry a copy of the letter from the club that outlines the membership benefits?

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    So how does it work when getting onto a bus/train? Do we just show our membership card or what? Also... God forbid I get a bus driver who's never heard of the Wanderers and refuses to accept the card?

     

    Haha, I had the same thought. Come game day, if you feel a bit paranoid, perhaps you should carry a copy of the letter from the club that outlines the membership benefits?

     

    i might do that just in case. i too had the same thought that i might come across some stubborn transit officer who doesn't know whats going on

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    Well I have to catch CountryLink, which has reserved seating. They walk along and check your ticket off a manifest. Considering my return ticket is a little over $60, this will be interesting.

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    what do you do when it comes to turnstiles? mostly they have one open all the time but not all the time

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    what do you do when it comes to turnstiles? mostly they have one open all the time but not all the time

    I have free travel withy GWS membership. At the train station go to large, assisted gate and just flash the membership card. It says on the card that its valid for free public travel. It's normal for sports events to have free travel so almost all drivers/conductors will know about it.

     

    What about away games to Gosford and Broadmeadow? Would they be included also?

    It's supposed to be only for home games.

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    yes, call up lyall, he'll give you the numbers you need to claim that.

     

    We all might as well get wanderers corporate credit cards

    Sounds good to me. We can leave it behind the bar in the Woolie!!

     

    We tried that one on with Shaun last Thursday night at the playhouse, but alas, he wasn't co-operative.

     

    And I tried it at the woolpack at the meetup on the friday before the parra game...he didn't say no..

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    what do you do when it comes to turnstiles? mostly they have one open all the time but not all the time

    I have free travel withy GWS membership. At the train station go to large, assisted gate and just flash the membership card. It says on the card that its valid for free public travel. It's normal for sports events to have free travel so almost all drivers/conductors will know about it.

    thank you that makes things easy i remember once going on the wrong station(bought a ticket for rooty hill station but i got it confused with mt druit station which is the station i travelled to) and just had to jump over the turnstiles i was wondering if i had to do something similar :P that makes things easy enough

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