Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Bus Route Diversions and Disruptions
Saturday, 31st January to Sunday, 1st February 2015
Photo credit: cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au
Due to the rolling road closures associated with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, bus services in and around Geelong, Barwon Heads and Torquay can expect delays of up to 15 minutes due to block and hold traffic treatments, on Saturday, 31st January and Sunday, 1st February 2015, between 12 noon and 5 pm.
There will be considerable traffic and bus route diversions. Please read below for specific route diversions and disruptions.
The following CDC Geelong services will be operated as follows:
Ballarat Route Disruptions - Wed 7th to Sun 11th Jan 2015.
Please be informed that due to the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, several Ballarat bus routes will be impacted.
Wed 7th Jan:
The Criterium event will close down the Ballarat CBD between 11am to 11pm; with the following routes impacted:
Route 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 18.
Route diversions will be in place and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be installing temporary stops. All affected stops on these routes will have signage in place redirecting passengers to these temporary stops.
Thurs 8th Jan:
The Time Trial Event will impact Route 10 between 5am - 5pm only, with four stops closed. Route diversions will be in place.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th Jan:
The Male & Female Road Races will impact Route 10 between 5:30am - 6:30pm. Route diversions will be in place.
Traffic management will be in place throughout all events.
For more information about the event, refer to www.cycling.org.au/Events/Road-National-Championships/Event-Guide/Schedule.
1 January 2015 Fare Changes
From 1 January 2015, public transport fares across Victoria will rise by an average of 2.5% plus Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 2.3%.
On the up side however, come 1st January 2015, you will be able to travel on all buses, trams and trains across Zones 1 and 2, for the price of a Zone 1 fare.
If however you’re only travelling in Zone 2, you can still get the cheaper Zone 2 fare.
For more information on Fare changes, click here http://ptv.vic.gov.au/assets/Uploads/Public-Transport-Victoria-2015-Fare-changes.pdf
For customers travelling with a myki pass, from 1 January 2015, Zone 1 passes will no longer be sold. Instead you will be able to purchase a Zone 1 and 2 myki pass, which will cost the same as a Zone 1 pass.
Important note for customers purchasing a myki pass
To ensure you get the full benefit of the change, passengers are encouraged to buy a new Zone 1 and 2 myki pass on or after 1 January 2015.
Until then, top up your myki to New Year’s Eve or the start of your Christmas holiday, then come back and travel with us in 2015, with a new pass and more savings in your pocket.
If your Zone 1 and 2 pass is already paid up beyond 1 January 2015, a reimbursement for the Zone 2 component of your pass will be available.
For more information on fare changes, click here http://ptv.vic.gov.au/assets/Uploads/Public-Transport-Victoria-2015-Fare-changes.pdf