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Night Network services extended
02 Aug 2016
The State Government announced today that all night public transport on weekends has been extended until June 2017 in a boost to Melbourne’s night time economy and major events.
The six month continuation sees all night public transport run through Summer and Autumn, ensuring people out for the night, or working late, will have access to all night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights.
Extending Melbourne’s Night Trains, trams, buses and regional coaches over the warmer months will be welcomed by the hundreds of thousands of visitors who flock to Melbourne between January and June for major events such as the Australia Open tennis, Formula 1 Australia Grand Prix and Melbourne’s International Jazz and Comedy Festivals.
It will also ensure all night public transport at weekends is on offer for the start of next year’s footy season, so fans looking to enjoy what the city has to offer after the game can get home safer and sooner.
The news will also be welcomed by the thousands of night workers, including those working in hospitality supporting these events.
To promote Night Network services in the lead up to footy finals, a glow-in-the-dark mural will be on display for Friday night’s clash at the MCG, and Saturday’s match at Etihad Stadium.
Richmond and Collingwood fans arriving at the MCG on Friday night, and Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne fans arriving the following evening at Etihad Stadium, will see specially commissioned 2.4m by 4.8m canvases by visual artist George Rose encouraging them to ‘Open up their night’.
Passengers and business can provide feedback on the Night Network trial via the Night Network survey.