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General | V/Line ticketing changes
16 December 2005

 

V/LINE TICKETING CHANGES


Several changes to V/Line ticketing and passenger eligibility will occur in 2006.

Melbourne metropolitan travel for V/Line passengers

From 22 April 2006, V/Line tickets to Melbourne will be valid on metropolitan trains, trams and buses within the Zone of their destination at no extra cost.

V/Line tickets to and from Latrobe Valley will also be valid on metropolitan services under this change.

These changes will allow V/Line passengers to travel in either Zone 1, 2 or 3 of the metropolitan train, tram or bus network on a single ticket.

To be entitled to free metropolitan travel, V/Line passengers must be able to produce a valid V/Line ticket when on board a metropolitan train, tram or bus.

This free travel arrangement applies only within the metropolitan zone of their destination. For example:

- a V/Line ticket to Melbourne is valid for travel within Zone 1
- a V/Line ticket to Werribee is valid for travel within Zone 2
- a V/Line ticket to Dandenong is valid for travel within Zone 3

Locations printed on V/Line tickets will be updated to reflect this in April (eg. “Dandenong” becomes “Dandenong Zone 3”, “Melbourne” becomes “Melbourne Zone 1”).

Most V/Line tickets holders will get unlimited travel in their destination zone/regional city. Single tickets will allow customers to transfer between services to get to their final destination (passengers will have one hour to transfer).


Regional city travel for V/Line passengers

Customers with V/Line tickets to Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon will receive free travel on the urban bus networks in those cities.

To be entitled to free metropolitan travel, V/Line passengers must be able to produce a valid V/Line ticket when on board a metropolitan train, tram or bus.

Most V/Line tickets holders will get unlimited travel in their destination zone/regional city. Single tickets will allow customers to transfer between services to get to their final destination (customers will have one hour to transfer).


Changes to V/Line tickets
To assist in these new V/Line ticket arrangements, from January 1 2006 V/Line tickets will be valid for specific days. This allows staff on metropolitan and regional bus services to determine eligibility for travel on their networks as well.

V/Line will also introduce new ticket types from 1 January 2006. The new product range will include Single, Day Return, Off-Peak Single, Off-Peak Day Return, Weekly, Monthly and Date-to-Date tickets. This product range provides a number of benefits for customers including the ability to obtain an Off-Peak Single ticket for the first time.

For more information call V/Line on 136 196.

 

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