Seven additional trains and 3401 seats have been added for Geelong line supporters to get to and from this Friday night’s game against Collingwood at the MCG.
Of the additional trains four have been added from Geelong and three from Melbourne.
V/Line Western Region Manager Peter Gibson said trains were expected to be busy and people can pre-purchase their tickets at stations in the days before the game.
“An extra 1762 seats have been added to get people from Geelong to the game and another 1639 for people returning home,” he said.
“We have had long queues of people wanting to buy tickets immediately prior to their service departing and panicking about missing the train.
“Tickets can be bought in the days ahead to ensure less stress.”
People can choose to catch any of the following trains:
To the game:
16:12 Marshall to Southern Cross arriving at 17:37 (has extra seats);
16:46 Marshall to Southern Cross extended to Richmond to arrive at 18:12 (has extra seats);
Additional train departing South Geelong at 16:56 arriving at Richmond at 18:20;
Additional train departing Marshall at 17:17 arriving at Southern Cross at 18:33;
Additional train departing South Geelong at 17:21 arriving at Richmond Station at 18:38 and;
Additional train departing Marshall at 17:46 arriving at Southern Cross Station at 18:53.
From the game:
Additional train departs Richmond at 22:38 arriving South Geelong at 23:55 (will depart earlier if full);
Additional train departs Richmond at 22:45 arriving at Marshall at 00:06;
Additional train departs Richmond at 22:55 arriving South Geelong at 00:22;
The 23:00 Southern Cross to Marshall service has been altered to depart at 23:10 and has additional seating. This will arrive into Marshall at 00:38.
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