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Try Before You Ride October 2022

Try Before You Ride events help people of all abilities feel more confident when using the public transport system. This includes people with accessibility requirements, parents with children and seniors.

The last Try Before You Ride event was held on Thursday 6 October 2022.  A tram, bus, train, coach and a taxi were available for people to test out and to boost their confidence.

The event was co-ordinated by Metro Trains, V/Line, Yarra Trams, Kinetic and Travellers Aid, in partnership with the Department of Transport and Safe Transport Victoria.

Staff talked about the accessibility features on the different types of public transport. They showed attendees how to get on and off public transport safely and shared tips and tricks for safe and comfortable travel.

Travellers Aid provided buggy support for the event, connecting event attendees between the different types of transport.

We look forward to teaming up with our operator partners to bring the next Try Before You Ride event in 2023.

Getting help before you travel

You can contact us 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).

For more information about accessibility on public transport, visit Accessibility.