110 Extra Trams On Route 70 And 70A During Australian Tennis Open 2019

110 Extra Trams On Route 70 And 70A During Australian Tennis Open 2019

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

Extra Trams And Free Travel An Ace For Tennis Fans

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is making it easier for fans to enjoy the Australian Open with free travel and more than 3,000 extra tram services between the city and the tennis.

“Australian Open is played at one of the world’s greatest sporting precincts, serviced by the world’s largest tram network.” Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said.

“We’re making it as easy as possible for the hundreds of thousands of international, interstate and local tennis fans converging on Melbourne Park to get to and from this major event using public transport.”

Australian Open ticket holders and staff will be able to travel for free along the tram routes servicing Melbourne Park, taking them straight to the tournament gates.

Tram Route 70 and Route 70A

110 extra trams will deliver almost 3,300 additional services on Route 70 and Route 70A for 2 weeks, taking fans between Spencer Street, Flinders Street and Melbourne Park, with trams every 2-3 minutes at busy periods of the day.

Trams will run from Rod Laver Arena back to the city until one hour after the end of play, ensuring that fans can relax and enjoy the tennis action without having to worry about when the night match on centre court finishes.

Andrews Government’s all-night public transport on weekends means that tennis-goers can also stay out later to experience the city on Friday and Saturday nights and still get home using public transport.

Last year, 40 % of the record 743,000 crowd travelled to the Australian Open by tram during the 2 weeks of the tournament with even more expected this year.

VIC Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis fans will also enjoy the extra comfort of high-capacity E-Class trams which make up part of the tram fleet servicing the Australian Open.

E-Class trams are the biggest and most accessible in Victoria, with low floors, more myki readers, better customer information and space for more than 200 passengers.

Australian Open runs between 14-27 January 2019.

 

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Melbourne Park, Victoria