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Metro Tasmania is providing free bus travel on all services for veterans, war widows and currently serving Australian Defence Force personnel on ANZAC Day. Monday 25 April 2016 is a gazetted public holiday and Metro’s Sunday/Public Holiday service schedule will be in place. Speaking about the services for the day, Acting CEO of Metro Tasmania, […]

Metro Tasmania has released new timetables for Hobart and surrounds following the most comprehensive review of its Hobart network in over 30 years. The new timetables will take effect from 10 January 2016 and are the result of extensive community consultation and professional planning over the past 18 months. Speaking about the release of new […]

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 […]

From Monday 23 February 2015, Metro Tasmania Authorised Officers will begin issuing fines for fare evasion and those that are not using correct tickets. This follows a three month trial where Authorised Officers travelled randomly on different bus routes in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie to check tickets and determine to what level fare evasion was […]

Metro today officially launched Hobart from a Bus – an exhibition of photographs taken by Metro Bus Operators at the Stable Gallery, Cooleys Hotel. The free exhibition, curated by Sean Kelly, Arts Officer for Moonah Arts Centre, will be on show for the month of February. The new photographic exhibition highlights the many unique and […]

Metro has today welcomed the findings of the Australian Railway Association’s report The Cost of Commuting: An Analysis of Potential Commuter Savings. Speaking about the findings Metro CEO, Mr Stuart Wiggins said “This report is a welcome addition to the existing studies that highlight the benefits of using public transport and the significant contribution it […]

 Metro is offering free bus travel to get people to and from this year’s Hobart ‘Carols by Candlelight’ events on Saturday 13 December and Sunday 14 December. Metro Chief Executive Officer Stuart Wiggins said that this year people could travel free on any Metro bus route to and from Hobart City upon presentation of their […]

From today, Metro passengers will find it easier to plan bus trips and get information with the release of a new suite of technical products. These include a new mobile App, a redesigned website, and a customer touchscreen. Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding announced the technology upgrades at the Metro Shop in the Hobart Elizabeth […]

Metro is introducing additional services to the North West Regional Hospital as part of a revision to improve running times and service reliability in Burnie. Metro’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Alan Pedley said today that Metro timetables in Burnie had been revised to take into account current traffic conditions and running times with a view […]

Metro will start a three-month statewide trial next week to determine the extent of fare evasion and underpayment across its network of buses. Metro’s Acting-Chief Executive Officer Alan Pedley said Authorised Officers will travel on buses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie throughout the trial to check and enforce correct payment of fares. “We are advising […]