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Cheaper regional fares on the way across Victoria

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Regional Victorians can soon expect cheaper public transport starting Friday following a State Government election commitment to regional fare caps.

The cost of a daily ticket on V/Line will be the same price as a metro daily fare – saving regional Victorians money on ticket prices for trains and coaches, as well as PTV regional buses and town buses.

Regional fares will be capped at $9.20 for a full fare or $4.60 for a concession, and at $6.70 and $3.35 for concession on a weekend or public holiday.

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Passengers wanting to book ahead for long-distance trains and coaches can secure tickets from the ticketing office at Southern Cross Station.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the cap would ensure families living in regional Victoria could visit family and access other regional cities and Melbourne.

“We’re proud to be making regional fares fair – making public transport accessible to passengers who live in every corner of our state and opening up regional Victoria to more visitors,” he said.

The cap also covers interstate travel within 60 kilometres of the Victorian border to benefit those living in border communities in New South Wales and South Australia.

Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said cheaper transport would change the game for many Victorians living in a regional area.

“The regional fare cap will transform the way Victorians travel and encourage more people to connect with family and friends right across our state – and will also benefit our fantastic regional tourism businesses,” he said.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit vline.com.au or ptv.vic.gov.au.

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