Metro Tasmania celebrates 60 years of operation
Metro Tasmania today celebrates its 60th birthday. Celebrations are scheduled for staff at each depot on Monday 2 March with the Hobart Depot showcasing an old Bedford bus and new member of the fleet side by side along with a collection of photos, memorabilia and retro uniforms.
During its 60 year history Metro has operated its fleet under the guise of MTT, Hobart Coaches and Metro.
Its fleet has included petrol and diesel buses, electric trolley buses and electric trams.
Speaking about the birthday, Metro Tasmania CEO, Stuart Wiggins said “Metro is proud to have been offering essential transport services for Tasmanians for the past 60 years.
“Metro has a proud heritage and a fascinating history and we are privileged to act as a key service provider around Tasmania.
“Over the past 60 years we have seen dramatic changes in the requirements for public transport and our buses and other infrastructure have been continually improved to keep in step with community expectations.
“I would like to thank the tireless work of the many hundreds of staff and friends that have contributed greatly to the ongoing vibrancy and effectiveness of Metro Tasmania’s services.
“We are proud to play our part in the community and look forward to another 60 years of service,” Mr Wiggins said.
For more information about timetables, fares, concession entitlements and Greencard, passengers can call 13 22 01, go to www.metrotas.com.au, or contact customer service on firstname.lastname@example.org.