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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 […]

Metro Tasmania has appointed two new Directors to its Board – highly experienced Director and Chair of several large public utilities Jude Munro AO and the CEO of the Women’s Legal Service in Tasmania, Susan Fahey. Metro Chairperson Lynn Mason said the new Directors brought significant experience and the right skillset to the Board. “Their […]

Metro is calling on Launceston residents to provide feedback to Metro’s first network review of the city’s general routes and school services since 2007. Metro Chief Executive Officer Stuart Wiggins said the overall aim was to encourage a patronage increase by making public transport in Launceston faster, smarter and easier. “Metro recognises that our network […]