Footy fans travelling by tram to the MCG will hear some of the
game's most recognisable voices making on-board passenger
announcements for the rest of the 2016 season.
Fox Footy hosts Jonathan Brown, Sandy Roberts, Anthony Hudson
Dwayne Russell, Sarah Jones and Neroli Meadows have each lent their
voices to Melbourne's iconic trams.
Yarra Trams has previously used Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo
and tennis legend Todd Woodbridge to make similar announcements for
the Grand Prix and Australian Open.
Yarra Trams CEO, Nicolas Gindt said Melbourne's iconic trams
play a crucial role in connecting fans to events at other Melbourne
icons, such as the MCG, adding to the game day experience.
"Trams help to enable the visitor economy, providing services to
more than 1,000 sporting and cultural events each year," Mr Gindt
"Melbourne is the events and tourism capital of Australia and
no-one knows how to manage special events like we do.
"Celebrity announcements add something different and personal
for people going to events, on top of our normal mobile, digital
and on-board channels."
Trams play a key role in enabling Melbourne's major events
calendar, including transporting more than one million people to
events in the first quarter of 2016.
Fans attending the Australian Open and Formula One Grand Prix
rely heavily on shuttle tram services from the CBD as part of a
coordinated public transport service.
The high-capacity E-Class tram was given special permission to
be used to carry fans to the 2015 AFL Grand Final, and will be used
where possible for MCG games this year.
Each next generation E-Class tram has the capacity to transport
up to 210 passengers and offers safety, passenger and accessibility
Extra trams to football games also operate on Routes 48 and 75,
using Melbourne's biggest tram platform stop on Wellington Parade
at Jolimont / MCG.
On game days, customer service employees assist passengers at
major stops at the MCG, Melbourne Park and platform stops on
For further information on services throughout the 2016 AFL
season please call 1800 800 007 6am to midnight (all night Friday
and Saturday) or refer to signage on the network.