Victorian Labor to deliver Homesafe: 24-hour weekend public transport for Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough
A Victorian Labor Government will deliver 24-hour public transport across Melbourne with trains, trams and buses running all weekend, every weekend.
Martin Pakula MP said the announcement by the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews – that Homesafe Trains will run on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines and stop at Springvale, Sandown Park, Noble Park and Yarraman stations – would be welcomed by residents in Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough.
“Under Labor, residents in Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough will have transport options that have never before been available to them,” Mr Pakula said.
“The new Homesafe Trains will mean locals who work in the city will have the added options to get home on Fridays and Saturdays.
“Residents in Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough who have an evening out in the city face a situation where they are either running for the last train, waiting hours for the first one, or trying to find a cab, it’s not good enough.
“A world-class, 24-hour city like Melbourne needs 24-hour public transport and Victorian Labor will make it happen. Labor will run trains, trams and buses all night, every weekend
– a 24-hour service.
“Under Labor, getting home will be safer, easier and cheaper for residents living in Springvale, Noble Park and Keysborough. That’s good for our economy, workers and our
nightlife,” he said.
This will be a $50 million, 12 month trial of all night Friday and Saturday public transport and will be up and running by New Year’s Eve 2015. Following the trial, Victorian
Labor will review demand and structure the system accordingly. If passengers vote with their feet, 24-hour weekend public transport will be continued and expanded where necessary.
A dedicated Homesafe mobile app will ensure that Victorians always know when their next Homesafe service will be. Protective Service Officers will continue to staff train stations until the first of the morning services resume.
Homesafe Trains will run through the night on Friday and
Saturday across all lines.
Homesafe Trams will transport people all night through the CBD
and also to destinations including St Kilda, Coburg, Bundoora, Port Melbourne,
Carnegie, Box Hill and Vermont South.
The current NightRider buses will continue, with a particular focus on areas not serviced
Media contact: Claudia Laidlaw, ph 9547 6262 / 0400 961 282