Events, Passenger Rail

It’s a bird, it’s a plane .. it’s Storm Man

Metro Trains and Melbourne Storm have joined forces to encourage more fans to use public transport getting to AAMI Park for the remainder of the 2022 NRL season.

Metro Trains chief executive officer Raymond O’Flaherty and Storm chief executive officer Justin Rodski announced the partnership at Richmond Station, revealing exciting opportunities for fans to be involved in the new partnership.

Pop-up activations at train stations across the Metro Train network will give people the chance to win free double passes to matches, along with a signed jersey and other free giveaways before they make their daily commute.

O’Flaherty, said Metro runs extra services to the nearest train station whenever a major NRL match is played, which means there’s always plenty of services to get people there.

Rodski said a recent member survey showed many were still yet to attend games this season.

“It has been great to see so many Storm members and fans at AAMI Park in the first six home matches this season,” he said.

“We know a large number of our members and fans use public transport to get to AAMI Park to watch Storm play, but we also know that there are many of our members who are still hesitant to come to matches post-COVID.

“The train is safe, easy and affordable, and it is the fastest way in and out of the sports precinct around AAMI Park.
“This new partnership with Metro Trains will not only give more people the chance to see Storm at AAMI Park but also provide travellers with up-to-date information about times and frequency of public transport.”

Victorian Government Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, said everyone heading to the NRL was encouraged to use public transport.

“With more services than ever before, it’s the easiest option to make sure you don’t miss any of the action,” he said.