Night Network details revealed

More details of Victoria’s new Night Network have been unveiled by the State Government

The Victoria Government has released more details of its one year trial of all-night public transport on weekends to begin in 2016.

Minister for public transport Jacinta Allan has unveiled the much anticipated bus routes for the critical safety initiative, alongside a new name for the trial: Night Network.

The Night Bus network includes 21 bus routes, with 10 departing from the CBD around every half an hour, and 11 departing from suburban train stations including Dandenong, Elsternwick, and Frankston every hour.

Night Coach services will also operate to the major regional centres of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Traralgon.

Allan says the Night Network will allow people to enjoy a night out or get to work, and get home again safe and sound.

"Buses and coaches will be a critical part of the trial, and will bolster the hundreds of train and tram services Night Network will deliver," she says.

"Night Network will bring our city to life, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy the world’s most liveable city for longer, every weekend."

On top of the bus services announced today, Night Network will add 300 train services and 250 tram services each weekend.

Night Network will mean over 70 per cent of Melburnians will have an all-night public transport option within one kilometre of their home.

Detailed service information will be provided well ahead of the commencement of the trial on January, 2016.

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