Call for more ‘turn up and go’ train and tram services.

Sign the petition to make it happen now and throw away your timetable tomorrow.

We love our trams and trains, but due to underinvestment over many years by both state Labor and Liberal governments, commuters are waiting too long. Currently commuters on most train lines wait between 15 and 20 minutes outside of peak hours, and many tram lines don’t offer 10 minutes services outside of peak hours.

While billions of dollars are spent every year on yet more toll roads, public transport services remain scarce, particularly during the day, after dark and on weekends, stopping us getting where we need to go.

It shouldn’t be this way; frequent and easy to use public transport every day of the week, will reduce congestion and combat climate change.

The good news is that there is a way to fix it.

The Greens affordable and achievable plan for ‘Turn Up and Go’ public transport, would run trains and trams at least every 10 minutes from 6am to 9pm, 7 days a week. This will mean people can forget about the timetable and ‘turn up and go’ at any time of day.

We call on the Minister for Public Transport to invest in our trams and trains to ensure ‘turn up and go’ train and tram services every 10-minutes from 6am to 9pm, 7 days a week.

Sign the petition today and pressure the Andrews Labor Government to ensure turn up and go service across Melbourne now. 

The Parliamentary Budget Office has independently costed the proposal and found that increasing tram services would cost less than $40 million per year, whilst increasing train services would cost around $160 Million per year over the forward estimates.  

See how your train or tram line will benefit:

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Greens Plan Weekday off-peak & Weekend 6am- 9pm

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Craigieburn

10 min

20 min

20 min

Glen Waverley

10 min

15 min

20 min

Hurstbridge (dept. Macleod)

10 min

20 min

20 min

Mernda

10 min

20 min

20 min

Pakenham

10 min

15 min

20 min

Ringwood

10 min

15 min

15 min

Sandringham

10 min

15 min

20 min

Upfield (dept Coburg)

10 min

20 min

20 min

Watergardens

10 min

20 min

20 min

Werribee

10 min

20 min

20 min

 

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