Saturday, December 27, 2014

Community Safety NYE New Years Eve 2014 Public Transport Melbourne, Victoria Free All Night PTV News Dec 10th 2014 and Herald Sun Dec 27th 2014


Services running all night

 

  ...public transport will be free after 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled service on New Year’s Day.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/crowds-to-flock-to-city-for-family-fireworks/story-fni0fit3-1227168077309 

 

Metropolitan trains, trams* and NightRider buses will run all night 

to help you travel to your New Year's Eve event and back home again.


*Please note: tram routes 30, 78, 82 and City Circle will not run from 6pm on New Year’s Eve.


V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. 

There is also free travel on the first V/Line service departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day.


http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/new-year-s-eve-and-new-year-s-day/


New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Added: 10 December 2014
Free travel all night from 6pm on New Year's Eve
Public transport is free from 6pm and running all night on New Year's Eve, and is still the best way to get around Melbourne to see the fireworks and welcome in the new year!

Free travel

Metropolitan trains, trams, buses and regional town buses will be free from 6pm on New Year's Eve until the first scheduled service on New Year's Day.
V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first V/Line service departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day.
Customers do not need to touch on their myki to travel. Metropolitan ticket barriers will be open at all stations. Customers who touch on their myki after 6pm will not be charged. If customers touch on before 6pm, they should make sure to touch off or they may be charged a default fare.

Services running all night

Metropolitan trains, trams* and NightRider buses will run all night to help you travel to your New Year's Eve event and back home again.
*Please note: tram routes 30, 78, 82 and City Circle will not run from 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

Plan ahead

Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Remember to check the journey planner before you travel and top up prior to travelling or set auto top up so that you never need to top up again.

Metropolitan trains

31 December 2014: From first service to last service trains will operate to a normal Wednesday timetable.
1 January 2015: From 00.15am to last night service (prior to scheduled morning services), trains will operate to a Saturday timetable with extra services.
Flinders Street, Southern Cross and Richmond stations will be open all night on New Year's Eve, while City Loop stations (Parliament, Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations) will close from 11.45pm.
Access to Flinders Street Station
The station will operate in one-way mode. From 7pm until midnight, escalators to and from the main concourse will run in an UP direction except platform 1, 12 and 13 which will run DOWN. From midnight, all escalators will run in a DOWN direction. The one-way rule does not apply to parents with prams and small children, seniors or people with special needs. They can access the concourse at any time and lifts are reserved for their use.
From 7pm to midnight, entry to the main concourse is via the barriers closest to Princes Bridge and the exit is via the Police-end barriers. After midnight, two-way access is granted via both barriers. From 9.40pm the Elizabeth Street subway is exit and interchange only. After midnight the Degraves Street subway is exit and interchange only.

Metropolitan trams

31 December 2014: From first service to last service trams will operate to a normal Wednesday timetable.
1 January 2015: From 00.10am to last night service (prior to scheduled morning services), trams will operate to a Saturday timetable with extra services.
Please note:
  • Tram routes 78, 82 will not operate all night, with services finishing 1 hour earlier than the Saturday timetable.
  • Services on route 35 (City Circle) will cease operating at 5:30pm due to CBD road closures for New Year’s Eve.
  • Shuttle trams will operate between stop 6 in Flinders Street at Russell Street and stop 21 in Bridge Road at Burnley Street to cater for the family fireworks at Yarra Park.
Services in some CBD streets will be impacted by road closures for New Year’s Eve.
Swanston Street services
  • Services on routes 3a (East Malvern), 5 (Malvern), 6 (Glen Iris), 8 (Toorak), 16 (Kew) & 72 (Camberwell) will terminate at stop 15 Arts Precinct between 5:30pm and 2:30am
  • Services on routes 64 (East Brighton) and 67 (Carnegie) will divert at Domain Interchange and travel via Park Street, Kingsway and Sturt Street to terminate at stop 16 in Southbank Boulevard at St Kilda Road between 5:30pm and 2:30am
  • Services on route 1 (South Melbourne Beach) will terminate at stop 16 in Southbank Boulevard at St Kilda Road between 5:30pm and 2:30am
  • Services on routes 1 (East Coburg) and 8 (Moreland) will terminate at stop 8 Melbourne Central Station
Flinders Street services
  • Services on routes 70 (Wattle Park) and 75 (Vermont South) will terminate at stop 6 in Flinders Street at Russell Street between 5:30pm and 2:30am
William Street services
  • Services on routes 55 (West Coburg) will terminate at stop 2 in Flinders Lane at Market Street between 5:30pm and 2:30am
Collins Street services
  • Services on routes 12 (St Kilda to Victoria Gardens) and 109 (Port Melbourne to Box Hill) will divert to operate via Latrobe Street between 10pm and 1am
  • Services on route 11 will terminate at stop 7 in Collins Street at 101 Collins Street between 10pm and 1am
  • A shuttle service will operate between stop 5 in Collins Street at Elizabeth Street to stop D18 Victoria Harbour between 10pm and 1am

Metropolitan bus

There will be changes to bus routes in the city on New Year's Eve due to road closures making way for the celebrations.
Please note: All NightRider bus services will depart from Collins Street and run to the Christmas Saturday timetable with a 15 minute frequency.
Bus routes 905, 906, 907 and 908 (SMARTBUS), will depart from Lonsdale Street as normal.
From 12.30am to last service, 1 January 2015 routes 905, 907 and 908 will run to a 30 minute frequency.
From 12.30am - 4.30am, 1 January 2015 Route 906 will run to a 30 minute frequency.

Regional train

From first to last service on New Year’s Eve, all V/Line trains will run to a normal Wednesday timetable.
From 11pm, the following additional services will operate:
  • 11.24pm Southern Cross to Wendouree
  • 11.30pm Southern Cross to Traralgon
  • 11.45pm Southern Cross to Seymour
  • 11.49pm Southern Cross to Bendigo
  • 12.01am Southern Cross to Waurn Ponds (normal service)
  • 1.00am Southern Cross to Geelong

Watching the fireworks

There will be six sites around the city hosting fireworks displays:

Early evening fireworks displays

Yarra Park (6pm – 10pm)
These services run close to Yarra Park, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Flinders Street and Parliament stations
Tram: Routes 11, 12 48, 70, 75, 86, 96 and 109
Bus: Route 246
Footscray Park (6pm – 10pm)
This service runs close to Footscray Park, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Footscray Station

Midnight fireworks displays

Treasury Gardens (9pm – 1am)
These services run close to Treasury Gardens, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Flinders Street and Parliament stations
Tram: Routes 11, 12 48, 70, 75, 86, 96 and 109
Kings Domain (9pm – 1am)
These services run close to Kings Domain, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Flinders Street and Parliament stations
Tram: Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 55, 64, 67 and 72
Flagstaff Gardens (9pm – 1am)
These services run close to Flagstaff Gardens, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Flagstaff Station going to the fireworks, Flinders Street or Southern Cross stations going home. Parliament, Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations will close from 11.45pm.
Tram: Routes 19, 55, 57, 59 and 86
Docklands (9pm – 1am)
These services run close to Docklands, customers can then walk to the viewing area.
Train: Southern Cross Station
Tram: Routes 11, 48 and 86

Additional information

  • Public Transport Victoria's call centre is open all night on New Year's Eve. For help planning your journey on the night, call 1800 800 007
  • Please check the Live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • To plan your route, please utilise the PTV Journey planner.
  • Download the PTV mobile app and access public transport information on the go.
  • Customers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible Transport.
  • Customers are advised to top up prior to travelling or to set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see auto top up your myki.
  • For information on ticketing for children, see Children on public transport and Concessions.
  • Customers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 prior to travelling.


http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/new-year-s-eve-and-new-year-s-day/




Crowds to flock to city for family fireworks

The City of Melbourne has forked out $2.8 million for New Year’s Eve celebrations, includ
The City of Melbourne has forked out $2.8 million for New Year’s Eve celebrations, including $400,000 worth of fireworks.
MORE than half a million people are expected to fill Melbourne’s CBD for the year’s biggest party.
The City of Melbourne has splashed out $2.8 million for the end-of-year bash including $400,000 worth of fireworks.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said he was “more than nervous” for this year’s event.
“It’s like having 600,000 people to your house for a party that you don’t know very well,” Mr Doyle said.
“Every year we need to be bigger and better for families.
“It’s a very big gathering of people and it does us proud.”
Four official viewing sites — Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands and Kings Domain — will have entertainment from 9pm.
Early fireworks will start at 9.30pm in Yarra Park. Melbourne’s weather is not expected to be an issue — with clear skies and a forecast top of 22C.
Venues hosting parties will be under the spotlight with the liquor regulator saying it will crack down on high-risk venues with a bad history.
Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation acting chief executive Catherine Myers has told licensees she would “come down hard” on rogue operators who breached the law.
“By all means enjoy the celebrations, but let’s work together to make sure no one gets hurt,” she said.
Police have warned crowds to behave, and hundreds of officers will flood the CBD.
A large presence of uniformed officers is expected at Edinburgh Gardens after last year’s celebrations got out of hand, leaving the City of Yarra with an estimated $30,000 clean-up bill.
Police will also try to cut the fuse on illegal fireworks and have threatened to fine people caught up to $10,000.
Meanwhile, public transport will be free after 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled service on New Year’s Day.
christopher.gillett@news.com.au



http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/crowds-to-flock-to-city-for-family-fireworks/story-fni0fit3-1227168077309

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