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All-night public transport coming to weekends

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Public transport is set to run non-stop for more than 90 hours for the first time in Melbourne.

The Victorian government will introduce the four-day timetable on New Year’s Eve, where trams, trains and buses will operate for 93 hours straight across metropolitan and regional Melbourne.

The timetable coincides with the government’s “Night Network” trial, starting on January 1, 2016, which includes all-night public transport on weekends.

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The trial will run for all of 2016.

Transport Minister Jacinta Allen said Melbourne’s public transport system will ring in the new year by running non-stop for more than 90 hours from Thursday morning at 4am to 1am on Monday.

“Melbourne will be the only other major city, aside from Berlin, to offer all night public transport at the weekend across all three modes of trains, trams and buses,” she said in a statement.

Included in the trial are hourly train services in and out of the city on nearly all metro train lines, a 30-minute service on key tram routes and improved bus and coach travel.

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