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Northern University Students Travel for Free in First Week

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 ID.

Metro CEO Megan Morse said public transport was an ideal travel solution for university students.

“Familiarising students with Metro services via initiatives like this is a great way to demonstrate how convenient, frequent, and cost effective public transport can be for campus and extracurricular travel,” she said.

Ms Morse said she was very pleased that Metro had been able to work with the Tasmania University Union in this way to deliver a positive public transport experience.

Tasmania University Union Northern Campus President Sean Kebbell said affordable and easy to access transport was vital for students.

“There is also not a lot of car parking availability for students at the northern campuses, so this environmentally friendly travel option is perfect,” he said.

“The Union is happy to be working with Metro to make sure students are aware of how easy it is to use Metro’s university routes and encourage them to take advantage of the service throughout the year.”

University of Tasmania Sustainability Manager Corey Peterson said UTAS was proud to partner with Metro to launch the high frequency Turn Up and Go service in 2015.

“Our support for the service demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting staff and students to choose sustainable transport options to access UTAS facilities,” he said.

“We are very pleased that the TUU and Metro are delivering great outcomes for our students.”

Full-time tertiary students are eligible for Adult Greencards which offer a flat $1.84 fare, a low daily cap of $2.90 or $5.60 in the urban area, and free transfers within 90 minutes.

Students can get Greencards by visiting the Metro website (, calling the hotline (13 22 01) or at the Newnham campus at Metro’s Marketplace stall on Tuesday 27 February between 10am and 2pm or the University Shop in the TUU building.

Released by:

Nicolas Turner
Tel: 6210 5206 or 0418 538 865