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
24 December Normal weekday timetable
25 December Sunday timetable, with night train services
26 December Normal Sunday timetable
27 & 28 December Saturday timetable, with no night train services
28 & 29 December Normal weekday timetable
31 December Normal weekday timetable, with changes in the PM
1 January Normal Saturday timetable
2 January Normal Sunday timetable
3 January Saturday timetable, with no night train services

Free travel days

All train, tram and bus services will be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve 31 December until 6am on New Year’s Day 1 January. More information can be found at

New Year’s Eve

Public transport will continue all night across the network on New Year’s Eve so that passengers can get home safely.

New Year’s Eve festivities will be different this year without any fireworks. Melburnians are encouraged to plan ahead and pre-book venues before travelling to the CBD. A normal weekday timetable will run till midnight on New Year’s Eve (trams will run to a Saturday timetable), with limited additional services running after midnight.

  • Metropolitan trains will operate to a 15-minute frequency between midnight and 1am and a 30-minute frequency between 1am and 2am and every 60-minutes from 2am.
  • Passengers using a myki are not required to touch on and off and will not be charged if they do.

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.