Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Metro
Christmas and New Year’s holiday timetable
Services on all lines will run to the following timetables
|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 ptv.vic.gov.au
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 ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007.
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.