Metro Trains Melbourne and Chinese New Year

Last weekend was the 2013 Chinese New Year festival in Melbourne’s Chinatown, and for a second year running Metro Trains Melbourne had a stall there handing out some freebies.

'Metro and MTR wish you a Happy Chinese New Year'

Step right up: spin the wheel and win a gift! Fridge magnet? Shopping bag? Sticky notes? Shopping bag? Pen? Keychain? They’re all up for grabs!

Spin the wheel and win a gift: Metro Trains Melbourne stall at Melbourne's Chinese New Year celebrations

Another free gift you could win were fortune cookies: I was hoping to find inside something a smart alec would say – along the lines of “your train will be delayed 15 minutes” – but instead it was just a boring safety message.

Inside a fortune cookie from Metro Trains Melbourne

Also on hand were hundreds of helium filled balloons – just keep them away from the 1500 volt overhead!

Metro Trains Melbourne stall at the 2013 Chinese New Year festival

Footnote

Over on Hong Kong MTR network, operated by the parent company of Metro, their Chinese New Year posters had the opposite message – no helium balloons.

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One Response to “Metro Trains Melbourne and Chinese New Year”

  1. scott says:

    Shouldn’t they focus on getting the trains to work, rather than propaganda?

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