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Vic Night Network costs $45 per passenger

AAP logoAAP 13/10/2016

Victoria is spending about $45 per passenger on its public transport night network.

About 35,000 people on average use the network's late night trams, trains or buses each weekend, according to the Public Transport Victoria's 2015-16 annual report.

The state government initially stumped up $50 million for the trial, which started on January 1 this year, and then announced a further $34 million for extra transit police and protective service officers.

"More than 20 per cent of Night Network passengers are people who work late for a living - in hospitality and essential services," Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said in a statement after being asked if she thought it was a good use of government funding.

"All night public transport provides a safe, cheap and easy way for shift workers to get home and supports our night economy, as well as helping people enjoy the world's most liveable city for longer."

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