Free Public Transport - Go anywhere in Victoria Friday 30th 2009 Only
Trains, trams and buses across Melbourne and all V/Line trains and coaches will be free from the first service tomorrow, Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky announced today.
Passengers will not be required to buy a ticket from the start of public transport services tomorrow to the last service at 1am on Saturday.
Victorians have sweltered through a once in a century heat wave this week. It has placed incredible strain on the public transport network and on commuters themselves, Ms Kosky said.
As a gesture to thank commuters for their patience, the Brumby Government has waived public transport fares tomorrow.
Ms Kosky said the heat has impacted the rail network with tracks buckling and slower and cancelled trains.
The Brumby Government and the states key transport groups know many commuters have been severely frustrated, she said.