Tram timetable changes

Man and woman holding hands with tram in background

From Monday 30 October 2023, there will be timetable changes for routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 16, 35, 58, 64, 67, 72, 78, 86, and 109.

The timetable changes will allow for more evenly spaced services across the day to give passengers a more reliable service.

The new timetable reflects post-pandemic travel habits. This includes the impacts of working from home, and the increase in evening travel when people return to the city.

What's changing?

  • On Friday nights, trams will run every 15 minutes until 10 pm in some of our busiest entertainment areas, making it easier to get around and enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife.
  • Route 3a will no longer operate to St Kilda Beach. Route 3 will run through the week along St Kilda Road. This will provide a consistent service for passengers and reduces travel times between the CBD and Balaclava Road.
  • The City Circle (Route 35) trams will only travel in a clockwise direction. Trams will operate in 12-minute intervals between 9:30am and 5pm daily. This will provide a more reliable service and help reduce tram congestion in the city at peak times.
  • After 6:30pm, Route 5 will operate the full route length using low floor trams. This change will give passengers more accessible travel options along Dandenong Road. After 6:30pm, Route 64 will run between Stop 40 - Wattletree Road/Dandenong Road stop and East Brighton using high floor trams. See map below.

Map of tram network highlighting changes to Routes 5 and 64.


To plan your journey, visit Journey planner or order a printed copy of a timetable by calling 1800 800 007.