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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Metro

Holiday service changes

Over the festive season different timetables will run on the following days:

Date Timetable
24 December Services on all lines will run to a normal Sunday timetable.
25 December Services on all lines will run to a Sunday timetable (with no Night Train services).
26 December Services on all lines will run to a Saturday timetable (with no Night Train services). Extra services will run to the cricket at the MCG.
27 December Services on all lines will run to a normal weekday timetable.
31 December Services on all lines will run to a normal Sunday timetable. Extra services will run all night.
1 January 2017 Services on all lines will run to a Saturday timetable (with no Night Train services).

Holiday travel tips

Please be safe around trains this festive season. Customers with prams are reminded to use brakes and tether straps, keep 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.

Customers travelling with young kids, and anyone else needing assistance, should 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.

Free travel days

Please note that public transport will be free across Victoria on Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. More information can be found at ptv.vic.gov.au

New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve in addition to the normal Sunday 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–11pm Flinders Street Station main concourse will be exit only and from 11pm it will be entry only. Please enter and exit via Degraves Street and Elizabeth Street subways alternatively.

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

Customers with special needs and prams should enter/exit Flinders Street Station via the bypass gate (located on Swanston Street either side of the retail outlets) for the safest access to/from the concourse lifts.

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

Planned works

While work is ramping up on major transport projects this January, public transport will be affected across Victoria. To plan your journey and know your travel choices visit ptv.vic.gov.au, click here.

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