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Free Tram Zone

In the lead up to the 2014 Victorian state election, Denis Napthine promised to make tram travel free in the Melbourne CBD. The Liberal Government lost the election, but the Labor Party matched the promise, so in January 2015 PTV had to spend a bucketload of money promoting something that cost them even more money.

'This stop is outside the Free Tram Zone' signs at the Casino East stop on Queensbridge Street

21 June 2019 15:39 PM
Viewed 36 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 36 times this year)

Massive crowd of passengers trying to board a westbound tram in the Bourke Street Mall

3 December 2018 12:52 PM
Viewed 85 times
(2 times this week, 3 times this month, 85 times this year)

'Free tram zone ends' sign westbound on route 57 at Victoria and Peel Street

2 December 2016 13:24 PM
Viewed 279 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 51 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone Ends (route 70 only)' on Flinders Street eastbound

16 February 2016 13:54 PM
Viewed 344 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 36 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone ends at the next stop' notice at a ground level tram stop

16 September 2015 12:25 PM
Viewed 344 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 43 times this year)

'This stop is outside the Free Tram Zone' notice at a ground level tram stop

10 September 2015 17:21 PM
Viewed 397 times
(3 times this week, 4 times this month, 55 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone ends' notice between the outbound tracks at Flinders and Spring Street

6 August 2015 14:18 PM
Viewed 402 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 48 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone starts' notice between the inbound tracks at Flinders and Spring Street

6 August 2015 14:17 PM
Viewed 381 times
(1 time this month, 45 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone ends at the next stop' sign at the eastbound Flinders and Russell Street stop

30 June 2015 13:52 PM
Viewed 452 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 64 times this year)

'You're in the Free Tram Zone' sign at the new Collins and William Street tram stop

30 June 2015 13:24 PM
Viewed 664 times
(2 times this week, 24 times this month, 142 times this year)

Still can't fit onboard the tram? "You're in the Free Tram Zone"

25 February 2015 17:23 PM
Viewed 624 times
(7 times this month, 62 times this year)

Still can't fit onboard the tram? "You're in the Free Tram Zone"

13 February 2015 17:36 PM
Viewed 700 times
(6 times this month, 49 times this year)

Can't fit onboard the tram? "You're in the Free Tram Zone"

3 February 2015 17:24 PM
Viewed 1827 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 182 times this year)

'You're leaving the Free Tram Zone' message at the Batman Park stop on Spencer Street

22 January 2015 13:32 PM
Viewed 1480 times
(1 time this week, 16 times this month, 173 times this year)

'You're leaving the Free Tram Zone' message at the Batman Park stop on Spencer Street

22 January 2015 13:32 PM
Viewed 711 times
(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 75 times this year)

'You're in the Free Tram Zone' signage at Collins and King Street

20 January 2015 17:30 PM
Viewed 510 times
(2 times this week, 6 times this month, 58 times this year)

'You're in the Free Tram Zone' signage on route 55 at Flinders and Market Street

The sign is inaccurate - this tram stop is in the Free Tram Zone, but any passenger boarding a tram here is headed OUT of the free zone!

19 January 2015 17:08 PM
Viewed 571 times
(4 times this month, 49 times this year)

Advertisement on a Melbourne CBD tram stop, promoting how to use the new 'Free Tram Zone'

12 January 2015 08:11 AM
Viewed 1174 times
(3 times this week, 3 times this month, 129 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone' signage on a tram stop at Bourke and William Street

6 January 2015 12:58 PM
Viewed 952 times
(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 107 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone' signage on the next tram display at Bourke and William Street

6 January 2015 12:57 PM
Viewed 582 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 51 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone' signage at the entrance to a platform tram stop

6 January 2015 12:57 PM
Viewed 1118 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 108 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone' signage on the edge of a platform tram stop

6 January 2015 08:47 AM
Viewed 758 times
(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 68 times this year)

PTV staff promoting the new 'Free Tram Zone' to passengers at CBD tram stops

31 December 2014 14:14 PM
Viewed 706 times
(2 times this month, 53 times this year)

'Free Tram Zone' signage at the Melbourne Central Station tram stop on Swanston Street

25 December 2014 08:29 AM
Viewed 2026 times
(3 times this week, 37 times this month, 235 times this year)

Viewed 1855 times (3 times this week, 15 times this month, 190 times this year)