Try Before You Ride

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Try Before You Ride helps you become more familiar with public transport. You can practise getting on and off an accessible train, tram, bus, coach or accessible taxi in a static situation, and have a chat to public transport experts who will be there to assist you. You can also explore the inside of vehicles so you can become familiar with them.

The event helps people of all abilities feel more confident when using the public transport system. This includes people with a disability, parents with children and seniors.

How can I attend?

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Box Hill Interchange, corner Whitehorse Road and Station Street
Cost: Free
Book via Eventbrite or call 1800 800 007. Email our Inclusive Public Transport Unit if you have any questions.

More information about the event

The organisations involved include:

  • Metro Trains
  • Yarra Trams
  • Bus Association of Victoria
  • Transdev Melbourne (buses)
  • V/Line (regional coaches)
  • Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria
  • Travellers Aid.

Drivers, Authorised Officers and customer service staff can answer questions.

Try Before You Ride

Other events

There are also events that focus on one type of public transport.

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).