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Get a lift home on a MAIB Nightrider bus this NYE for $2

Media Release

19 December 2023

Get a lift home on a MAIB Nightrider bus this NYE for $2

MAIB and Metro will offer a flat $2 Nightrider fare from 6pm on all New Year’s Eve bus services in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart.

MAIB CEO Paul Kingston said the Nightrider initiative was just one of a number of road safety initiatives supported by MAIB.

“Helping to prevent death and serious injury on our roads is of critical importance to us,” he said.

“This New Year leave your car keys at home and encourage your family and friends to do the same and catch a bus instead.”

Metro CEO Katie Cooper said the long-running initiative had the simple goal of encouraging Tasmanians to leave their car at home and take the bus to and from New Year’s Eve celebrations.

“Metro understands that road safety is everyone’s responsibility and is pleased to once again provide this affordable option to get people home safely,” she said.

“We are encouraging party goers to catch a bus to their party or festivities, relax, enjoy themselves and then get home safely on a Metro Nightrider bus at the end of the night.”

The road safety initiative is supported by the MAIB and the Road Safety Advisory Council.

“This is a great initiative and provides a cheap and accessible transport option to get home safely after a night of celebrations,” the Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council, Scott Tilyard, said.

“The message is simple, if you’re planning on drinking, don’t plan on driving – it’s not worth taking any risks.”

The New Year’s Eve fares are a cash fare only. Normal fares will apply for people using a GreenCard.

Customers can plan their New Year’s Eve travel using Nightrider timetables at Regular scheduled services will also operate.