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Ben Grubb is the deputy technology editor of smh.com.au, theage.com.au, brisbanetimes.com.au and watoday.com.au
Opal card commuters overcharged and readers fail as software problems plague the $1.2b ticketing system
Jacob Saulwick, Ben Grubb A lingering software problem appears to be plaguing the $1.2 billion Opal ticketing system, slowing down the passage of commuters through crowded stations at busy periods and over-charging some.
Jacob Saulwick, Ben Grubb Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says the government risks losing money on fares charged on the Opal smartcard, in contrast to claims it could receive a multi-million dollar windfall from...
Jacob Saulwick and Ben Grubb Public transport users will be unable to buy or top-up their Opal cards at most Sydney train stations, the Baird government has confirmed, in a decision that has outraged transport advocates.
Mahesh Sharma, Ben Grubb and Rachel Olding It was a bizarre and almost deadly end to an early morning drinking session.
Jacob Saulwick, Ben Grubb Residents of the Blue Mountains, Illawarra, central coast and the Hunter will be able to buy "premium" train tickets with better seats and food and drink when new carriages are delivered from 2018.
Ben Grubb Google is mapping out locations that are only accessible on foot.
Lane Sainty and Ben Grubb An assault on a female paramedic working in the Sydney central business district on Sunday morning is part of a growing trend in which there was a 50 per cent rise in assaults on paramedics last...
Ben Grubb A 21-year-old man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a female ambulance paramedic in the city overnight.
Alexandra Smith, Ben Grubb On the same day as police launched a national crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence, Bondi man Michael McEwen was lying in hospital in an induced coma - after he was punched and his head was stomped...
Ben Grubb A 29-year-old man was knocked unconscious after falling two storeys from a hotel balcony at Neutral Bay last night in an incident that appears to be related to alcohol, police say.
Ben Grubb A 30-year-old male has been shot on Rosebery Road in Sydney's suburb of Guildford, Ambulance NSW says.
Gemma Khaicy, Ben Grubb Eighty firefighters and three helicopters contained a fire across the Barrenjoey headland at the weekend, saving the heritage-listed lighthouse at Palm Beach.
Three-year-old suffers minor injuries after slipping between train and platform at Sydney rail station
Ben Grubb A three-year-old fell between a train and a platform at Sydney's International Airport on Sunday evening.
Ben Grubb, Melanie Kembrey When Steve Atkinson woke about 2.45am on Sunday to a loud bang he thought a cabinet had fallen over. Instead he found his wife, Sylvia, trapped under a pile of bricks and his van in the lounge room.
Melanie Kembrey and Ben Grubb Steve Atkinson awoke about 2.45am on Sunday to find a freak accident had left his wife trapped under a pile of bricks.
Ben Grubb, Ilya Gridneff A man has been charged with assault following a siege in Surry Hills that ended when a shirtless man was escorted from a block of units by police and arrested.
Ben Grubb, Ilya Gridneff A man is in police custody after a brief siege in Surry Hills during which heavily armed police entered a block of units.
Ben Grubb and Ilya Gridneff A siege in Surry Hills appears to be over after a man was escorted from a block of units by police.
Ben Grubb A glass pane has fallen from a skyscraper and shattered across Sydney’s Martin Place in the CBD this evening, NSW Fire and Rescue says.
Glenda Kwek and Ben Grubb Emergency crews worked to free cinema goers trapped when the ceiling of a central west NSW cinema complex caved in during a heavy storm this afternoon.