Free Trams And More Trains For Season 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Free Trams And More Trains For Season 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan

Free Trams And More Trains For Massive AFL Grand Final Week

Australian Football League (AFL)

Victor P Taffa

The Free Tram Zone will be extended and extra Metro and V/Line trains will help footy fans from Victoria and around the country celebrate Grand Final Week in Melbourne.

Acting Premier Jacinta Allan joined General Manager – Clubs and AFL Operations Travis Auld today to announce the Free Tram Zone will once again be extended to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from Wednesday 28 September to Grand Final Day on Saturday 1 October.

“Grand Final Week is one of Australia’s great celebrations with thousands of fans converging on Melbourne from Victoria and interstate for the long weekend.” Acting Premier Jacinta Allan said.

“There’ll be more trains, free trams from the city and public transport all night long to get locals and visitors home safer and sooner, whether they’re kicking on after the footy or working late.”

Services from the city to stops 9, 10 and 11 on Wellington Parade near the MCG will be free, as will services to stops 7a and 7b at Rod Laver Arena and stop 7c at MCG/Hisense Arena.

Last year’s Grand Final Friday holiday was an overwhelming success, with record crowds attending the Grand Final Parade and visitors flocking to our regions to make the most of the long weekend.

“Grand Final week is a fantastic time in Melbourne and having the free tram access extended to Yarra Park and the MCG gives everyone the chance to be part of the activities.” General Manager – Clubs and AFL Operations Travis Auld said.

“I thank the Victorian Government for again extending the free tram zone from Wednesday to Saturday this week. Fans will be able to visit the Foxtel Footy Festival to enjoy free kids entertainment, the Taste of Football and the Toyota Live Site.”

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan

Acting Victoria Premier Jacinta Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With more than 100,000 people expected to fill the MCG, extra Metro and V/Line trains will run on Friday and Saturday.

This includes 27 extra metropolitan train services, more than 180 extra tram services, and more V/Line services to and from Victoria’s major regional centres.

Fares on Grand Final Friday and Saturday will be capped at $6 a day for travel in Zones 1 and 2.

This is also the first year locals and visitors will have access to all night trains, trams and buses to get them home on Friday and Saturday night.