PTV announces 2016 fare adjustment
Published: Wed 9 Dec 2015
Public Transport Victoria media release
PTV announces 2016 annual fare adjustment
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has today announced the annual fare adjustment for 2016.
From 1 January 2016, public transport fares will rise by an average of 3.2 per cent.
Most fares will increase by 1.5 per cent (CPI - Consumer Price Index), plus 2.5 per cent announced in the December 2013 Budget update.
The fare adjustment will keep fares in line with CPI and contribute to ongoing investment in a number of major public transport projects including the removal of 50 level crossings, Melbourne Metro Rail Project, and new trains and trams that will increase capacity across the network.
Following customer feedback, PTV will introduce a number of regional fare improvements from 1 January 2016.
- V/Line off-peak weekend concession fares - the off-peak discount of 30 per cent will be extended to concession customers travelling on non-myki V/Line services on weekends. This improvement reduces fares for regional concession card holders.
- Long distance regional travel - the time provided for travel across three, four and five zones for customers with a two hour fare will be extended to two hours and 30 minutes. Travel across nine, ten and eleven zones will also be extended to three hours and 30 minutes.
- Two zone regional fares - the fare for travel across two regional zones will be reduced from $3.80 to $3.20.
PTV continues to offer discounted tickets for seniors, students and people travelling on the weekends and public holidays. The weekend and public holiday myki cap will remain at $6.00 for all-day travel in Zone 1+2.
Customers will continue to benefit from a number of initiatives introduced from January 1 2015 to make travel on public transport more affordable for Victorians.
Customers no longer need a myki to travel on trams in the Free Tram Zone and travel across Zone 1+2 in Melbourne is charged as a Zone 1 fare.
Public transport fares continue to represent good value, with Zone 1 myki money users paying $3.90 for a 2 hour fare. This represents a fare increase of just 10 cents in five years, when compared to the same Metcard fare in 2011.
Zone 1+2 customers pay $7.80 for a daily fare, a saving of $4.32 compared to the same fare in 2014.