Extra public transport locked in for Taylor Swift concerts

February 11, 2024 BY

Hundreds of public transport services will be implemented from Friday to Sunday as part of Taylor Swift's "Eras Tour" concerts in Melbourne. Photo: TORU HANAI/AP PHOTO

SWIFTIES around Victoria can look forward to additional public transport options when Taylor Swift arrives in Melbourne in five days’ time.

The Victorian government announced this morning (Sunday, February 11) hundreds of additional train services will be run between Friday, February 16 and Sunday, February 18 in anticipation of Taylor Swift’s three concerts at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as part of The Eras Tour.

Extra capacity has been added across all regional lines with additional V/Line train services put in place before and after each show on the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon, and Seymour lines.

“Taylor Swift’s biggest ever Australian shows will have the same impact on the transport network as three AFL grand finals back-to-back – that’s why we’re encouraging everyone attending to plan ahead and take public transport to get to the ‘G,” Minister for Active and Public Transport Gabrielle Williams said.

For those travelling by vehicle, Wurundjeri Way remains closed in both directions between Dudley and Bourke Street as part of the ongoing West Gate Tunnel project works.

Footscray Road also remains closed westbound between Docklands Drive and Waterfront Way. On the West Gate Freeway, lane closures continue while asphalting is under way.

Travellers can plan their journey using the PTV app and check for disruptions HERE or by phoning 1800 800 007.

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