All night public transport on weekends will become a permanent feature of the CBD.
Announcing the decision to continue the Night Networking trial beyond June 30, Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said: “Night Network is part of what keeps Melbourne the world’s most liveable city and it’s here to stay.”
“It provides a safe, easy and affordable way to get home – whether you’re out for the night or work late for a living. Thousands now rely on the Night Network and it’s not going anywhere.”
The 2017/18 State Budget provides funding to continue delivering this safe, affordable and convenient service for people out for the night or working late.
More than two million trips have been taken on overnight trains, trams, buses and regional coaches since the start of last year.
More than 20 per cent of the people using Night Network are shift workers, getting home after a night serving drinks, staffing our hospitals or keeping us safe.
The rest are locals and visitors staying out later and enjoying Melbourne’s vibrant nightlife for longer.