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Students at the Newnham, Inveresk, and Cradle Coast University of Tasmania campuses can travel for free on Metro services during Welcome Week (the first week of semester two) from 16 to 20 July. The Tasmanian University Union / University of Tasmania / Metro initiative applies when students show UTAS ID on Launceston Turn Up and […]

Metro and the University of Tasmania are working together to demonstrate that public transport can be the ideal travel solution for students living in the new Hobart Midcity student apartments. One hundred and twenty students have been provided with vouchers for preloaded Greencards for use on Metro services. Metro CEO Megan Morse said encouraging students […]

Further Hobart bus interchange changes required Metro will relocate all eastern shore and some northern suburbs Hobart CBD bus services from 13 May 2018. Under the plan all services using Hobart City interchange stops J, M, G and H will use a different departure point, and services will be distributed between the stops. CEO Megan […]

Students at the Newnham and Inveresk University of Tasmania campuses can travel for free on Metro’s Turn Up and Go timetable during Welcome Week (the first week of semester) from 26 February to 2 March. The Tasmanian University Union / Metro initiative is applicable to routes 6, 7, 8 and 10 when students show UTAS […]

Cricket Tasmania and Metro Tasmania will provide free bus services from the city to the international T20 game between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on Wednesday 7 February. With gates opening at 6pm and the game scheduled to start at 7.40pm, buses will depart from the city (Franklin Square, Elizabeth Street) every five minutes […]

A road safety message reminding motorists to give way to buses merging into traffic will be appearing in the best place possible – on the back of Metro buses state-wide. Metro CEO Megan Morse said it is a timely message for road users that they must give way to buses indicating and displaying a give […]

Major hotel construction in the Hobart City interchange in Elizabeth St will result in the relocation of some Metro services from today (10 December 2017). Under plans developed by the City of Hobart, Hutchison Builders, the Department of State Growth and Metro, the following changes will take effect. Eastern shore services • Hobart City interchange […]

Metro Tasmania Chair Michael Harris today announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Stuart Wiggins. Mr Wiggins’ resignation due to continued ill health takes effect immediately, and the state-owned company will now begin the search for a replacement. During his term as CEO, Mr Wiggins oversaw many key projects, notably the successful replacement and subsequent […]

Metro is encouraging ‘every day’ use of the Route 85 Hospital Link service as a quick and affordable way to travel along the north west coast. Metro acting chief executive officer Megan Morse said the service connected Burnie to Latrobe via Ulverstone and Devonport, with an end to end trip time of about 70 minutes. […]

On 1 January 2017, Metro will introduce a number of changes to its fares, including an annual fare increase. Fares will increase by between 10 and 20 cents for urban passengers and 10 and 90 cents for non-urban users. At the same time, in line with the recently gazetted Metro Fares Order 2016, Metro will […]