Victorian Premier announces addition of 450 train services per week, off-peak fares to become cheaper

A Metro Trains Melbourne EDI Comeng arrives at Sunshine on a Flinders Street service. (Wikimedia Commons)

Melbourne, Australia:

Victoria will add an extra 450 train services every week under a timetable redesign which will boost capacity for commuters, the Victorian Premier has announced.

According to Premier Andrews, “The new timetable will deliver more trains during the peak on many regional lines, and greater frequency around the peak in metropolitan Melbourne – increasing trains during busy morning and afternoon periods to encourage passengers to stagger their weekday travel.”

“The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed the way Victorians use public transport, and with more people now moving around the state, these services will help reduce crowding”, the Press Statement reads.

Furthermore, off-peak fares are also to be discounted for three months.

From 31 January 2021, anyone using myki money between 9.30am and 4pm or after 7pm on weekdays will receive a 30 per cent discount.

The discount aims to encourage physical distancing by avoiding crowding during peak hour.

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