Busy city-goers are making the most of free mobile charging facilities across Melbourne’s eight CBD and inner-city train stations with the new units being used more than 9,000 times.
The units are operational at Flinders Street, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament, Richmond, North Melbourne, South Yarra and Southern Cross Station.
A total of 168 phones can be charged for free at any given time at the free charging units that look like vending machines.
They will enable city-goers to stay connected with family, friends, and work as they go about their daily travel.
All stations except Melbourne Central include charging units located in non-ticketed areas and are accessible to the public, with the capacity to charge various smartphones including iOS and Android devices.
Having a full phone battery will benefit those who use the PTV app and those who use our new online tool, Ridespace, to get real-time information on how busy or quiet their train will be before they board.
Mobile charging units are regularly sanitised as part of a comprehensive cleaning program across the public transport network, which focuses on high touch surfaces.
Hand sanitiser units are also installed at CBD stations to help passengers practice good hand hygiene and keep each other safe.