Victorians are half way through their first month of 24 hour public transport connecting Melbourne and major regional centres as a part of the Victorian Government's Night Network Trial.
The network now includes hourly train services on all major train lines, half-hourly tram services on key routes, and a 2am coach service on weekends to the major regional hubs of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Traralgon.
Initial transport data shows that close to 10,000 commuters used the new Night Network services in its first weekend of operation, a 300 per cent increase on regular night bus patronage.
Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan praised public transport operators for their help in assisting thousands of commuters travel around the city and home again all throughout the night.
Ms Allan said, "Night Network is the biggest advance in late night travel in Melbourne's history, and places us at the forefront of cities around the world."
"I'd encourage everyone get out there and enjoy what Melbourne has to offer at weekends knowing they can take the Night Network home."
The Night Network trial will operate for 12 months while the Victorian Government continues to monitor the benefits to communities and businesses in the region. More information on Night Network can be found on Public Transport Victoria's website here.