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MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2023 New Metro Chair and Directors Announced Metro has appointed current director Anthony Braxton-Smith to the position of Chair at its annual general meeting today (30 November). The company also appointed Dr Jane Sargison and Ian Vanderbeek to its Board of Directors. Mr Braxton-Smith, who has 30 years’ experience as a […]

MEDIA RELEASE 25 September 2023 Metro welcomes Tasmanian Government Action Plan Metro Tasmania has welcomed today’s announcement by the Tasmanian Government that it will provide an $8.1 million action plan. CEO Katie Cooper said Metro had worked closely with the State Government – and Deputy Premier Michael Ferguson – to achieve these positive outcomes. “The […]

MEDIA RELEASE 24 August 2023 Metro to introduce temporary service adjustments to improve certainty and reliability Metro Tasmania (Metro) will introduce temporary service adjustments across its Hobart network from Monday 28 August to assist it to deal with ongoing driver shortages. Metro is planning to suspend some of its less frequented services while maintaining its more […]

Media Release 17 July 2023 It’s NOT Ok: Metro and RTBU partner to target anti-social behaviour head-on Metro Tasmania (Metro) and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) have launched a joint campaign to take a stand on anti-social behaviour on Metro buses. The It’s NOT Ok campaign demonstrates to the Tasmanian community, Metro customers […]

MEDIA RELEASE 3 July 2023 Contracts awarded for two separate Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) trials for Tasmania Metro Tasmania has appointed three firms to supply equipment for operational trials of two separate zero emission bus technologies in Tasmania. The contracts were awarded following an extensive request for expression of interest and a subsequent request-for-tender process […]

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 7 June 2023 Free Metro Tasmania bus travel for last Sunday of Dark Mofo Metro Tasmania and Dark Mofo are thrilled to announce their partnership in offering free city-wide bus travel across Hobart on Sunday, 18 June, from 3pm–9pm. This initiative aims to provide the Hobart community an opportunity to travel and […]

Metro has appointed Dianne Underwood and Anthony Braxton-Smith to its Board of Directors at its annual general meeting today (24 November). In welcoming them to the Board, chair Tim Gardner said both Ms Underwood and Mr Braxton Smith brought extensive and relevant experience to the Board. “We look forward to working with them over the […]

Australia’s favourite mascot Jack the Jumper will continue to travel to all corners of the State this season, with the support of Metro Tasmania. Tasmania JackJumpers are proud to announce Metro Tasmania as the official partner of Jack the Jumper in the 2022/23 Hungry Jack’s NBL season, to ensure he can continue to bring joy […]

Metro Tasmania BusTech statement Between 2017 and 2021, BusTech and its Tasmanian construction partner, Elphinstone, delivered Metro 100 low emission, fully accessible buses. BusTech was engaged to supply an additional 26 buses, however due to problems relating to the fulfilment of the contract, Metro has decided to end the agreement and seek alternative sources for […]

Metro Tasmania is managing an unprecedented number of driver / operator absences due to Covid 19 and other illnesses. Yesterday, in Hobart, 23 drivers are unavailable to work (14 because of Covid 19 and nine because of other illness) while in Launceston the number of absent drivers is eight (two because of Covid 19 and […]