Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Metro | Metro Trains

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Metro

Christmas and New Year’s holiday timetable

Services on all lines will run to the following timetables

Date Timetable
25 December Sunday timetable, with no Night Train services
26 December Saturday timetable, with no Night Train services
27 to 30 December Normal weekday timetable
31 December Normal weekday timetable, with changes in the PM and extra services all night for New Year’s Eve
1 January 2020 Saturday timetable, with no Night Train services

We’re running extra trains to major events during this time, for details click here.

Free travel days

Public transport is FREE across Victoria on Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. More information can be found at

New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve in addition to the normal weekday timetable, there will be extra services from 7pm on all lines and trains will be running all night to get you safely to and from your celebrations in and around the city.

Parliament, Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations will close at approximately 11.45pm.

Between 7pm and 12am Flinders Street Station main concourse will be exit only and from 12am it will be entry only. For Mernda and Hurstbridge lines enter via Flinders Street and for all other lines enter via Swanston Street/main conourse.

For the best fireworks viewing exit the train at Parliament Station for the Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff or Melbourne Central stations for the Flagstaff Gardens and Southern Cross for the Docklands.

If you’re a passenger with special needs or a pram enter and exit Flinders Street Station via the bypass gate on either side of the retail outlets on Swanston Street for the safest access to and from the concourse lifts.

For details and information on other modes of public transport please visit or call 1800 800 007.

Planned works

Buses replace trains across the network this summer, while major project works take place. For details, click here and plan your journey at

Holiday travel tips

Please be safe around trains this festive season. If you’re travelling with a pram remember to use brakes and tether straps, keep the wheels parallel to the tracks on platforms and board at the front of the train. When boarding, have the pram in front of you and when exiting a train, step out first and pull the pram out behind you, rear wheels first.

If you’re travelling with young kids, and anyone else needing assistance, remember that staff are there to help to move everyone through the myki barriers.

During times of hot weather it’s important to keep hydrated in the heat, so consider travelling with a bottle of water.

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