The Andrews Labor Government has released new details of its one year trial of all-night public transport on weekends.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today unveiled the much anticipated bus routes for the critical safety initiative, alongside a new name for the trial: Night Network.
The Night Bus network includes 21 bus routes, with 10 departing from the CBD around every half an hour, and 11 departing from suburban train stations including Dandenong, Elsternwick, and Frankston every hour.
Night Coach services will also operate to the major regional centres of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Traralgon.
On top of the bus services announced today, Night Network will add 300 train services and 250 tram services each weekend.
Night Network will mean over 70 per cent of Melburnians will have an all-night public transport option within one kilometre of their home.
Detailed service information will be provided well ahead of the commencement of the trial on 1 January 2016.
For more information on the Night Network, visit ptv.vic.gov.au/nightnetwork or call 1800 800 007 (6am- midnight) daily.
Quotes to be attributed to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
“Night Network will allow people to enjoy a night out or get to work, and get home again safe and sound.”
“Buses and coaches will be a critical part of the trial, and will bolster the hundreds of train and tram services Night Network will deliver.”
“Night Network will bring our city to life, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the world’s most liveable city for longer, every weekend.”