Free tram travel in Melbourne's city centre could encourage so many people to jump on board it will lead to serious overcrowding issues, a transport users group and the Greens have warned.
From New Year's Day, travel on trams in the CBD and Docklands has been free.
The move was promised by the Napthine government in last year's budget, and supported by Labor.
Combined with a major zones reform to let commuters travel more cheaply, it will cost taxpayers about $400 million over four years.
Travelling around Melbourne over xmas and new year the trams are packed about the same. The city circle tram is hellishly packed.
Your trams are well patronised.