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03 May 2005 @ 05:45 pm
Sunday Saver  
For public transport users in Melbourne.

With all the ticket price hikes and the number of options taken away from Met users (e.g. Short Trip), it is refreshing to see a new, cheap ticket made available.

The Sunday Saver.

Basically, it is a Daily Zone 1/2/3 ticket that can only be used on Sunday, but costs only $2.50!

The equvalent ticket on a weekday costs $12.40 adult/$5.40 concession, and a Daily Zone 1 costs $5.90/$3.10!

So, if you're planning a trip to Frankston [snigger], do it on Sunday.

Oh, and they aren't available from machines yet, so you have to get them from shops or premium stations.
 
 
 
Outlier Manlukeii on May 3rd, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
These have been a huge success, and people are actually queuing up at stations to get them on Sundays. Large queues have been reported across Melbourne.

I mean, imagine a family with 3 kids. They want to take their kids in to the zoo for the day, and it costs $42 just to get there in the first place!
Now it only costs $12.50 and all of a sudden, people are coming in to the Zoo, the Aquarium, the Museum.

This ticket should have been implemented years ago.
sjlsjl on May 3rd, 2005 08:28 am (UTC)
It used to be that if you had a monthly (or a weekly?) ticket, it was valid for all of Melbourne on weekends, with kids in tow. Reasonably sure it's still valid for all of Melbourne, but I don't know about the kids in tow bit these days.

But yes -- about bloody time.
Some guy called Lap?harkon on May 3rd, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
Now they just need to run a few more services on Sunday...
Mr Sinisterglintsinisterglint on May 4th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
Word, niggah.

It's all well and good to have a cheap ticket for Sunday, but trams and trains run (comparatively) infrequently and few, if any, buses run at all. Seems a poor trade off: you can travel further for less, but you'll spend half your day sitting on a train or at a station.