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Free Regional Public Transport to Celebrate the New Year

29 December 2014

Regional Victorians celebrating New Year’s Eve will once again enjoy free evening travel after 6pm, including travel to Melbourne.

Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said travel on all modes of public transport across the state will be free for customers after 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled services on New Year’s Day.

Those celebrating in Melbourne can also travel free on the first V/Line service departing to each regional destination on New Year’s Day.

Customers are advised to check timetables and plan ahead if they are using public transport on New Year’s Eve.

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Quote attributable to the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan:

“Providing free public transport for Victorians on New Year’s Eve gives people the opportunity to leave the car at home and go out and celebrate.”

“Victorian towns are hosting some spectacular New Year’s Eve events and we want to ensure that everyone enjoys a great night.”

“New Year’s Eve should be one of the most enjoyable nights of the year. Having travel plans in place will help make sure it is safe as well as fun.”

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