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As Victoria moves to a ‘COVID-normal,’ there have been some changes announced for public transport and train networks.
On Tuesday, Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll announced there will be an extra 280 metropolitan trains and 170 regional services each week from January 31.
This will help reduce crowding and make it easier to social distance.
Carroll said off-peak fares would be discounted for three months, with passengers saving 30 per cent between 9.30am and 4pm or after 7pm on weekdays.
But while the changes are set to increase services, some commuters will need to alter how they travel.
The Cranbourne and Pakenham line’s new services will travel in an anti-clockwise direction through the City Loop all day to pave the way for Melbourne’s bigger trains.
Extra train services are coming next year. Credit: JULIAN SMITH/AAPFrankston passengers will see 45 new services each week, but they will not run via the City Loop until the Metro Tunnel is open in 2025.
They will instead run straight to Flinders Street and Southern Cross then through to Werribee.
“We know COVID normal will see people travelling differently than in the past - working from home arrangements, more services and a discount for off-peak travel will make it easier for people to stagger their trips,” Carroll said.
“This is just the first step in the massive improvements Victorians will see to our transport network, with new bigger, better trains as we prepare to deliver the Metro Tunnel and our upgrades of every regional rail line still to come.”
This article first appeared on 7news.com.au
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