Labor to deliver 24-hour weekend public transport for Narre Warren South
A Victorian Labor Government will deliver 24-hour public transport across Melbourne with trains, trams and buses running all weekend, every weekend.
State Labor Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley said that Homesafe Trains will be running throughout the night during weekends on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines, stopping at Berwick, Hallam, Merinda Park and Narre Warren Railway Stations.
“Under Labor, residents in Narre Warren South will have access to transport options that have never before been available to them,”
“Local residents often tell me that when they are out for an evening in the city they 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 just not good enough,”
“The new Homesafe train and bus services will ensure local residents trying to find their way home from the city will now have the added option of using public transport on Friday and Saturday nights,”
Ms Graley said that local residents should be able to rely upon their public transport system to get them home safely on the weekend,”
“Labor will ensure this becomes a reality by running trains, trams and buses all night, every weekend,”
“Homesafe, our 24-hour public transport service will ensure local residents find getting home much safer, easier and cheaper.”
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.
The current NightRider buses will continue, with a particular focus on areas not serviced by rail.