Extra services for the Caulfield Cup
Added: 19 October 2018
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is helping racegoers enjoy the flagship event of the Caulfield Cup Carnival with extra services to and from Caulfield on Saturday.
Metropolitan trains will depart every 10 minutes from Flinders Street Station to Caulfield Station between 7am and 7pm on raceday this Saturday 20 October.
Trains on the Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines take approximately 15 minutes from the city to Caulfield Station, which is directly opposite Caulfield Racecourse.
Regional racegoers on V/Line services terminating at Southern Cross Station should change to a Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne or Pakenham line train to travel to Caufield, at no extra cost.
To get patrons home at the end of the day, an extra 26 metropolitan trains have been scheduled, from Caulfield Station to Flinders Street Station.
For those accessing the racecourse by tram, Route 3a from Melbourne University stops at Caulfield Racecourse on Normanby Road (Stop 56) before terminating at East Malvern.
With upgrade works happening across the train network, passengers are reminded to allow additional travel time, with buses replacing trains:
- On the Sunbury line, between North Melbourne and Sunbury
- On the Pakenham line, between Pakenham and Dandenong
- On the Craigieburn line, between North Melbourne and Broadmeadows after 8.15pm on Saturday night
- On the Gippsland line, coaches will replace trains for the entire journey, stopping at Caulfield Station before terminating at Southern Cross.
- On the Bendigo line, coaches will replace trains for the entire journey.
Passengers on the Werribee, Williamstown, Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield lines need to be aware that trains will run direct to and from Flinders Street Station on Saturday while maintenance works take place.
Passengers travelling to the races are encouraged to top up their myki prior to the event to minimise waiting and avoid queues.