Turnstiles at Mernda Railway Station

Investment $62.5 million

While we’re building the big projects that really matter, we’re also making sure that Victorians keep moving. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invests in making sure commuters can spend less time getting to and from work, and more time at home.

That’s why we are investing $62.5 million for more train, tram and bus services to provide more options for commuters.

What will the money be used for?

The 2017/18 Budget includes investments for:

Eight additional train services

Eight additional train services on the Werribee line in the shoulder peak.

Additional shuttle and bus services

A St Kilda Road shuttle to provide additional passenger capacity during the weekday peak period, 50 additional tram services on routes 57, 58 and 59, and additional Parkville bus services to minimise transport disruptions from the construction of the Metro Tunnel.

Route extensions

A series of route extensions, upgrades and new services to improve bus network coverage in Bentleigh, Frankston, Mordialloc, Narre Warren, Craigieburn, Sunbury and Broadmeadows.

Network impact management plan

$15 million to fund a network impact management plan.

  • The Government is continuing its investment in the Night Network, with a $193.2 million investment in 2016/17 and over the next four years to provide safe, 24-hour public transport on weekends. Following a successful trial, 24-hour trains, trams and buses will continue running on weekends in Melbourne, and night coaches will service select regional locations.

Media releases

All night public transport on weekends here to stay

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