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Metro Tasmania has released new timetables for Hobart and surrounds following the most comprehensive review of its Hobart network in over 30 years. The new timetables will take effect from 10 January 2016 and are the result of extensive community consultation and professional planning over the past 18 months. Speaking about the release of new […]

Metro Tasmania today celebrates its 60th birthday. Celebrations are scheduled for staff at each depot on Monday 2 March with the Hobart Depot showcasing an old Bedford bus and new member of the fleet side by side along with a collection of photos, memorabilia and retro uniforms. During its 60 year history Metro has operated […]

From Monday 23 February 2015, Metro Tasmania Authorised Officers will begin issuing fines for fare evasion and those that are not using correct tickets. This follows a three month trial where Authorised Officers travelled randomly on different bus routes in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie to check tickets and determine to what level fare evasion was […]

 Metro is offering free bus travel to get people to and from this year’s Hobart ‘Carols by Candlelight’ events on Saturday 13 December and Sunday 14 December. Metro Chief Executive Officer Stuart Wiggins said that this year people could travel free on any Metro bus route to and from Hobart City upon presentation of their […]

Metro will start a three-month statewide trial next week to determine the extent of fare evasion and underpayment across its network of buses. Metro’s Acting-Chief Executive Officer Alan Pedley said Authorised Officers will travel on buses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie throughout the trial to check and enforce correct payment of fares. “We are advising […]

On Friday 12 September, Metro Tasmania will join Lifeline at their Out of the Shadows into the Light – a walk to commemorate World Suicide Prevention Day. Metro will provide free shuttle services from Salamanca Place to the Cenotaph on the Domain where the walk will begin. “A number of Metro employees have been personally […]

Metro today announced the continuation of the extremely successful Turn Up and Go services along the Main Road corridor from Hobart CBD to Glenorchy. Metro’s Acting-CEO Alan Pedley said the original one-year trial, begun in November last year, has been an overwhelming success. “We have seen an 8 percent increase in patronage and a steady […]

Metro’s latest passenger survey has found very high levels of satisfaction with bus services. Metro’s Chairperson Lynn Mason said today it was very pleasing to note an improvement in satisfaction levels across all aspects of Metro service covered by the survey. The annual passenger survey of 600 passengers in June 2014 found that 81 per […]

Metro Tasmania is advising passengers in Kingston of the removal of two routes due to low patronage. Metro’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Anthony James said today Metro would remove inward route 82 and outward route 72 services effective from Friday 18 July 2014. Metro Tasmania has been operating routes 72 and 82 between Denison St […]

Chairperson of Metro Tasmania Lynn Mason announced today the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Heather Haselgrove. Ms Mason said the board had accepted Ms Haselgrove’s resignation, which would take effect on 8 August, 2014. The search for a new CEO will commence immediately. She said that Ms Haselgrove has led Metro as CEO for five […]