PT Problem of the Day: Public holiday timetable confusion

Holiday timetables

If you’re catching Metro Trains or Yarra Trams today, Saturday timetables (without late-night services) apply. But what about other services, including buses?

Metlink says that in Melbourne, 199 bus routes will run to Saturday times, but 21 will run to Sunday times. And one will run to a special timetable.

V/Line will run most services to Saturday times.

In Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Latrobe Valley and Mildura, Sunday bus timetables will apply. In Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool, and Wodonga there will be no local bus services.

And of course all arrangements are subtly different each public holiday.

Wouldn’t it be nice if things were consistent, to reduce confusion and not mess up connections? And wouldn’t it be nice if on public holidays, decent services were provided, instead of the mostly hourly buses to most suburbs?

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