Dear Public Transport Victoria,

I would like to request a copy of all onboard announcement files and the platform announcement files used on Melbourne’s train network.

I’d like to confirm that I will use these files for personal use only, and will remain in my sole possession.

Per the advice given on the Victorian Government’s Freedom of Information Request page, I wish to determine whether these files can be obtained: without a formal request or is publicly available, before making a formal request through the Victorian Freedom of Information Act.

It is my understanding that these files would not be exempt from the FOI Act.

Yours faithfully,
Benjamin Richards

PTV FOI, Public Transport Victoria

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Dear Ben,


Thanks for your message.


The Melbourne metropolitan rail network is operated and managed on a
day-to-day basis by Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd (Metro). Metro is
responsible for:


o Making any onboard or platform service announcements;
o Maintaining and operating the rolling stock and rail infrastructure,
including stations, overhead power, bridges, track and associated
signalling equipment;
o Responding to incidents on the metropolitan train network; and
o Employing and training drivers, station staff, and other personnel
required to operate the metropolitan rail network.


You are advised to contact [1]Metro directly regarding your query.


Following a machinery of government change, the Public Transport
Development Authority (trading as Public Transport Victoria or PTV)
transitioned into the Department of Transport on 1 July 2019. For further
information, please refer to the [2]Victoria Government Gazette and the
[3]Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2019 which came into effect on 1
January 2020.


Let us know if you have any further queries.


Many thanks.





Freedom of Information Unit

PO Box 4724 Melbourne Victoria 3001



PTV is now part of the Department of Transport

For more information visit [4]

or call 1800 800 007 (6am – midnight)



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