Tuesday, January 6, 2015

White Night Melbourne Feb. 21st 2015 Public Transport All Night will not be free PTV Public Transport Victoria and Herald Sun Dec. 10th 2014 Community Safety "Onya PTV you can do it!"





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"PTV is helping customers get to and from White Night by running trains, trams, 


NightRider buses and some SmartBuses all night."




"Customers are reminded that public transport 

will not be free 

during White Night Melbourne."



 

 

Public transport for White Night 2015

Added: 22 January 2015


White Night Melbourne, Australia’s most celebrated cultural event, returns for one night only, from 7pm Saturday 21 February to 7am on Sunday 22 February 2015.


PTV is helping customers get to and from White Night by running trains, trams, NightRider buses and some SmartBuses all night.


Customers are reminded that public transport 

will not be free 

during White Night Melbourne. 



For more information, see myki.

Getting to and from the CBD 

Metropolitan trains icon Metropolitan train

Customers are advised that the City Loop (except Flagstaff) will be open all night.
A one-way system will be in effect at Flinders Street Station from 6pm to midnight giving priority to customers exiting the station.
Trains will operate at the following frequencies throughout the night:

8pm – 11pm:

Every 20 minutes on the following lines:
  • Craigieburn
  • Dandenong
  • Frankston
  • Greensborough
  • Ringwood
  • Sandringham
  • South Morang
  • Werribee
Every 30 minutes on the following lines:
  • Glen Waverley
  • Sunbury
  • Upfield

11pm – 3.30am:

Every 30 minutes on all lines, stopping at all stations.

3.30am – 6.30am:

Every 60 minutes on all lines, stopping at all stations.

Metropolitan tram icon Metropolitan tram

All tram routes will run all night.
Customers are advised that due to road closures in the CBD for the event, that many routes will terminate at the edge of the CBD.
Road closures will begin from 5pm on Saturday 21 February 2015.
The following tram routes will operate as a diverted service along La Trobe Street throughout the night:
  • Route 96
  • Route 109
Trams will operate at the following frequencies throughout the night:
5pm – 1am: Every 5-10 minutes on all routes.
1am – 4am: Every 10-20 minutes on all routes.
4am – first Sunday service: Every 20-30 minutes on all routes.

Metropolitan bus icon Metropolitan bus

NightRider

All NightRider buses will operate every 30 minutes from 1.30am – 5.30am.
Due to road closures in the CBD for the event, stop locations have changed.
The following NightRider routes will depart from a Western public transport hub at Queen Street:
  • Route 942
  • Route 944
  • Route 954
  • Route 956
  • Route 970
The following NightRider routes will depart from a Eastern public transport hub at Spring Street:
  • Route 958
  • Route 961
  • Route 966
  • Route 968
  • Route 980

SmartBus

The following SmartBus routes will run throughout the night, every 30 minutes.
  • Route 905: 12.10am – 6.10am
  • Route 906: 11.55pm – 6.25am
  • Route 907: 12.15am – 6.15am
  • Route 908: midnight – 6.30am
Due to road closures in the CBD for the event, stop locations have changed. All SmartBuses will leave from the Eastern public transport hub at Spring Street.

Safety 

Victoria Police is working in conjunction with Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains and Yarra Trams to provide a safe environment on the public transport system during White Night Melbourne.
Additional Protective Services Officers and police will be present at 70 railway stations and on trains from 5pm Saturday 21 February until 7am Sunday 22 February.
As large crowds are expected during the peak time of the event (6pm to midnight). We encourage customers to consider arriving and leaving outside of these times.
The PTV call centre will be operating all night should customers require any assistance, call 1800 800 007.

myki 

All customers are reminded that while public transport will be running all night, it will not be free.
To avoid queuing on the night, top up your myki in advance or set up auto top up so you never need to top up again.
If you are purchasing a myki pass, please be advised that you can now only purchase a Zone 1+2 pass.
From 1 January 2015, travel across Zones 1 and 2 now costs the same as a Zone 1 fare. Because of this, Zone 1 passes are no longer available for purchase. Instead, customers need to purchase a Zone 1 + 2 pass at no extra cost.
For example, if you are purchasing your pass online at www.mymyki.com.au, select Zone 1 to Zone 2 and pay the same price as a Zone 1 fare.
The PTV call centre will be operating all night should customers require any assistance, call 1800 800 007.

Additional information 

  • 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 apps for Android and iOS 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 (6am to midnight daily) prior to travelling.


http://ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/events/public-transport-for-white-night-2015/





White Night 2015 to be bigger than ever in Melbourne

Bollywood star Pallavi Sharda and Bollywood dancers from Jhoom Bollywood dance company at
Bollywood star Pallavi Sharda and Bollywood dancers from Jhoom Bollywood dance company at the launch of White Night 2015.
A giant luminous floating lotus garden, Indian streetscapes and a dash of Bollywood pizzazz will transform the Yarra River and its banks in to Little India to celebrate the third White Night Melbourne event.
White Night 2015 will be bigger than ever, turning the city over to pedestrians and the arts throughout nine precincts stretching from Melbourne Museum in the city’s north to the National Gallery of Victoria in the south.
Organisers yesterday launched the first part of the White Night program which will feature works from 745 artists, 709 of whom are Victorians. Most of the events are free.
The expanded footprint of the event comes partly in response to complaints of overcrowding in previous years. Last year’s event drew more than 500,000 people into the city across the 12 hours.
“The event has grown exponentially over the past three years. In response to this success we have expanded in and around the Yarra to create a much bigger and more active presence within Birrarung Marr, Yarra River and the gardens and expanded further north of the city to Melbourne Museum,” said White Night artistic director Andrew Walsh.
Along the Yarra River and its banks, Sita’s Garden will celebrate the strong ties between Australia and India with performances on a themed and floating stage ranging from Bollywood to Indian classical dance.
It also coincides with the India v South Africa World Cup cricket match at the MCG the next day, tying Melbourne’s sporting passion with its artistic heart.
Mr Walsh and renowned producer Kate Ben-Tovim have teamed with internationally renowned Bollywood star Pallavi Sharda to design Sita’s Garden.
“As creators it’s important that we contribute work to our own festival,’’ he said.
At the other end of the city, the Royal Exhibition Building will be transformed with the facade becoming a magical stage for the virtual dancers of Portuguese artists Ocubo whose illuminations explore the characteristics and beauty of earth, water, fire and air.
The space between the museum and Royal Exhibition Building will become a world music stage.
“The Melbourne Museum space is such an important part of Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building was built for exhibitions and major events. It’s a natural home for White Night and is a book- end of cultural Melbourne with NGV.”
Mr Walsh said White Night celebrated the close relationship between Melbourne and its arts institutions.
“One of the reasons why White Night is so successful is the relationship between the city and its arts institutions and the willingness of all the arts institutions to play a key role in the way White Night plays out over 12 hours,’’ he said.
People planning to visit White Night 2015 are advised to consider when they arrive.
“We promise that whatever time you turn up you will have the same experience,” he said. “Come a bit later, maybe come at 5am and finish with a yoga class by the Yarra River.”
To further alleviate the overcrowding, traffic will also be restricted in neighbouring streets including Elizabeth and Russell streets so there is less pressure on pedestrians.
“You don’t have to stick to Swanston St, but still the whole idea of walking down Swanston St in the middle of the night with no cars and no trams is something you can’t do normally, Part of White Night is the city itself, just wandering around the streets with everyone else.”
Public transport will run throughout the night to help people come and go from White Night.
“White Night is a great opportunity for Melburnians, Victorians and visitors to come and share this fantastic creative culture and expression our city and state is famous for,” said new creative industries minister Martin Foley.




http://m.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/melbourne/white-night-2015-to-be-bigger-than-ever-in-melbourne/story-fnpbvxki-1227151315724?nk=b8a6d0d044c8978a2a80c57b42bfd323




http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/

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