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In preparation for Yarra Trams assuming responsibility for all tram services in Melbourne from 3.01am on Sunday 18th April 2004 all M>Tram, Swanston Trams and even The Met logos were set disappear from trams and tram stops across the City in an exercise starting on Saturday 17th April. This marks the start of the new 5 year partnership agreement with the State Government of Victoria.

A firm commitment to higher levels of customer service, reduced journey times, cleaner trams and better information is what all passengers in Melbourne can expect from today, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot. who also said "In the coming weeks there will be an extra 28 services on the former M> Tram routes and we will be increasing the daytime service frequency from 12 minutes down to 10 minutes. As well, 50 additional Tram Attendants have commenced their duties to provide assistance and information to tram passengers right across the network," and added "Yarra Trams is absolutely committed to giving Melbourne a world class tram service, and each one of our 1800 employees is intent on restoring the tram's pride of place in the hearts of all Melburnians,".

19 April 2004

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