Try Before You Ride 2018

Try Before You Ride

Try Before You Ride is an annual event designed to provide people of all abilities the opportunity to familiarise themselves with our public transport system. This includes people with disability, parents with children and seniors.

Each year, Victorian public transport operators come together to give customers access to a range of stationary vehicles as part of familiarisation and basic travel training.

Participants have a chance to boost their confidence by practising how to board and alight a low-floor tram, low-floor bus, train, coach and accessible taxi.

PTV and operator staff including drivers, Authorised Officers and customer service staff are there on the day to answer questions, along with disability advocacy groups.

Operators involved include Metro Trains, Yarra Trams, Bus Association Victoria, Transdev (Bus), V/Line (Coach), Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and Travellers Aid Australia.

The next Try Before You Ride event will be held:

Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Where: Box Hill Interchange, corner Whitehorse Road and Box Hill Central

To register your interest, email Transport Accessibility at PTV or call 1800 800 007

Getting assistance

You can enquire at any time about accessing the network when a vehicle is stationary and not on the live public transport network. Information and contact details for each mode is listed below:

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

The Metro Community Education Unit (CEU) proactively engages with schools and community groups to teach and promote safe train travel.

The team is dedicated to assisting customers in learning about the public transport system but also building their confidence.

For more information or to book a visit for your community group or organisation, please email the Metro Trains Community Education Unit.

Tram icon Metropolitan tram

Yarra Trams runs tram familiarisation sessions and is working closely with the Victorian Government to enhance the accessibility of the tram network.

For more information, visit the Accessible Journeys page.

Metropolitan and regional bus icon Metropolitan and regional town bus

BusVic provide access to bus try outs during the year.

For more information, email BusVic.

Transdev can provide access to a stationary vehicle at their depots.

For more information, visit the Transdev website or email Transdev to arrange a visit.

Regional train iconRegional coach icon Regional train and coach

For more information on accessing V/Line trains or coaches outside of Try Before You Ride, visit the V/Line website or email V/Line.

Previous event

View a video from one of the Try Before You Ride events in 2015.

Further information

Customers needing further information or special assistance prior to travelling can call 1800 800 007.