Try Before You Ride

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Update for 2020

Due to the restrictions related to coronavirus, Try Before You Ride is currently on hold.

Try Before You Ride program

Try Before You Ride helps you become more familiar with public transport. The events help people of all abilities feel more confident when using the public transport system. This includes people with a disability, parents with children and seniors.

2020 Try Before You Ride events will be organised by each public transport operator (Metro Trains Melbourne, Yarra Trams, V/Line) in various locations throughout Victoria. You will have the opportunity to explore a metro train, tram, regional train or coach, as well as connecting services including an accessible taxi, accessible bus and replacement buses. Customer service staff and drivers will be available to answer your questions and assist you on the day.

More information on the 2020 Try Before You Ride events’ schedule will be provided when available.

Other events

Metropolitan train

Metro Trains teaches and promotes safe train travel to schools and community groups. For more information or to book a visit, contact 1800 800 007 or email the Metro Trains Community Education Unit.

Metropolitan tram

Yarra Trams can help people become more familiar with trams. Find more information on the Yarra Trams website.

Metropolitan and regional town buses

The Bus Association of Victoria organises events in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. For more information, email Bus Association of Victoria.

Transdev Melbourne runs community training to help people feel more confident about travelling on buses. Find more information on the Transdev Melbourne website

Regional train and coach

V/Line hosts several events across regional Victoria, helping people become familiar with regional trains and coaches. Find more information on the V/Line website.

Getting help before you travel

You can contact us any time if you:

  • want to practise on a stationary train, tram, bus or coach
  • have any questions about using public transport.

Call 1800 800 007 between 6am and midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday).