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Supporters taking public transport to the MCG for Saturday's grand final will pay reduced fares or travel for free, the government has announced.
The Free Tram Zone will be extended again this year to include the stadium and there will be extra trains and trams for the celebrations along Punt Road on Sunday if Richmond win the premiership.
Up to 40,000 Tigers diehards are expected to flood Punt Road Oval on Saturday afternoon as well as the 100,000 Adelaide and Richmond fans who will fill the MCG.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced on Monday that extra trains will also run on Friday and Saturday.
Grand final day will see 41 extra metropolitan train services, with more than 180 extra trams added to the normal Saturday timetable and extra capacity on regional train lines, the minister said.
The Free Tram Zone will be extended to the MCG, covering stops on Wellington Parade, at Rod Laver Arena, the MCG and Hisense Arena, from Wednesday to Saturday
Fares on grand final Friday and Saturday are capped at $6 a day for travel in Zones 1 and 2.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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