11 September 2012

Will late night pt help reduce city violence?

Going home in a divvy van or by tram?
RUNNING trains and trams later on weekends could help stem the tide of drunken bashings in the centre of Melbourne, according to one of the state's top policemen.

Superintendent Rod Wilson, the man in charge of policing in the city centre, urged the state government and public transport operators to consider a trial whereby trains and trams would run until 3am or 4am to cope with some of the 380,000 people who flood the city each night on weekends.

''My main beef is that we've got to get fair dinkum about a public transport option to get people home,'' Superintendent Wilson said. (Read more at The Age)

But Transport Minister Terry Mulder is not on board with the Superintendent. Mr Mulder is concerned that late night pt will shift the 'problem' from the CBD to the suburbs. 

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