Public transport fares will rise in Victoria by more than three per cent in the new year, but costs are nevertheless “good value”, according to the state transport authority.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) said the expense of services such as trains, trams and buses would rise by an average of 3.2 per cent from January 1.
A every day complete fare trip across zone 1 in Melbourne will price $ 7.80, up from $ 7.52.
The improve will also affect two-hour, concession and regional travel fares.
PTV stated the hike was element of an annual fare adjustment that kept prices in line with the consumer cost index, along with an enhance that was flagged in the 2013 state spending budget update.
“The fare adjustment will … contribute to ongoing investment in a quantity of major public transport projects like the removal of 50 level crossings, Melbourne Metro Rail Project and new trains and trams that will increase capacity across the network,” it stated in a statement.
“Public transport fares continue to represent very good value, with zone 1 myki funds users paying $ three.90 for a two-hour fare.
“This represents a fare enhance of just ten cents in five years, when compared to the very same Metcard fare in 2011.”
The weekend and public vacation cap for travelling with a myki card would remain at $ 6.00, it said.
Final year’s adjustments saw the introduction of a totally free tram zone in Melbourne’s CBD, taking in well-known spots like the Queen Victoria Market place and Federation Square.
That would stay in spot in 2016, PTV mentioned.
A trial of all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights will also get underway in the new year.
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