Free Public Transport On Christmas Day And New Year’s Eve

07 December 2015

The Andrews Labor Government will provide free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve across Victoria.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that passengers will not pay a cent to travel on Christmas Day or between 6:00pm on New Year’s Eve and 6:00am on New Year’s Day.

On New Year’s Eve, travel on V/Line will be free for passengers who touch on between 6.00pm, Thursday 31 December 2015 and 6:00am Friday 1 January 2016.

Travel is also free on the first timetabled service departing Melbourne on Friday 1 January 2016 for V/Line services to non-myki areas in regional Victoria.

There will be no need for a myki during these times, and if passengers do accidentally touch on, they will not be charged.

Public Transport will run all night on New Year’s Eve, and will run all night on weekends throughout 2016 as part of the Labor Government’s Night Network trial.

For timetables, and more information about Night Network, visit Link or call 1800 800 007 (6:00am-midnight daily).

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“All bus, tram and train services will be free on Christmas day and New Year’s Eve, everywhere in Victoria.”

“This will make it safer, cheaper and easier to celebrate, without the hassle of having to get the car home.”

“Public transport will also run all night on New Year’s Eve, just as it will every Friday and Saturday night throughout 2016 as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Night Network trial.”

“We are making public transport better, so people can get home safer and sooner this Christmas, New Year’s, and all year round.”

Reviewed 10 February 2021

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