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Metro Tasmania in conjunction with the Motor Accidents Insurance Board are once again
running additional Nightrider bus services on New Year’s Eve in Hobart, Launceston and
Burnie for a flat cash fare of just $2.
Metro’s Chief Executive Officer Heather Haselgrove said today the Nightrider services
were designed to get people easily and safely to and from New Year’s Eve festivities.
The Catch My Ride Nightrider advertisements featuring Metro’s hero character Max will be
featured in posters in Metro outlets, interchanges and bus shelters across the state and
venues such as bars, hotels and restaurants in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
“Metro, MAIB and Tasmania Police are encouraging people to leave their cars at home, take
a bus to the festivities, enjoy themselves, then catch a bus back home for a flat fare of just
$2 each way,” Ms Haselgrove said.
In past years the late night New Year’s services have proven to be very popular with
hundreds of people taking advantage of the low cost public transport offer.
“These services are great for revellers, helping them to enjoy the festive season without the
need to worry about parking or finding a ride home.
Importantly, the “Nightrider” services also have broader safety and community benefits. The
aim is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on our roads caused by alcohol and
drug-affected drivers by offering an accessible, cheap alternative to driving following festive
It also helps to alleviate pressure on Tasmania Police, the Ambulance Service, other
emergency services and medical facilities by enabling the safe and efficient transport of large
Ms Haselgrove said that Metro was providing additional “Nightrider” services in Burnie,
Hobart and Launceston and the $2 flat fare would apply to all Metro services from 7.00pm
on New Year’s Eve to the last services at 2.30am on New Year’s Day in Hobart and 1.30am
in Burnie and Launceston.
The $2 offer is only available for cash fares but people can still use their Greencards if they
wish to pay the normal fare.The Nightrider service is part of a broader campaign by Metro to increase bus patronage
across the State.
Departure Points
Nightrider services from Launceston will depart from the Launceston Interchange in St John
Nightrider services from Burnie will depart from the Burnie Interchange in Cattley Street.
As well as departing from the Hobart /Franklin Square Interchanges, Hobart Nightrider
services will depart from three special bus stops including:
Bus Stop R: Davey Street, outside Saint David’s Park
Bus Stop S: Davey Street, near Salamanca Place.
Bus Stop T: Davey Street, between Salamanca Place and Murray Street.
For more information please contact Metro by visiting, phone the
information line on 13 22 01 or you can follow Metro on Twitter @metro_tasmania