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Public transport for VRC Turnbull Raceday: Saturday 1 October 2022

30 Aug 2022

Extra public transport services are running to and from VRC Turnbull Stakes Raceday at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 1 October 2022.

Gates open: 10.35am

First race: 12.10pm

Before you travel

We strongly encourage you to register your myki. With a registered myki you can protect your myki balance if the card is lost or stolen, check your travel history and manage multiple myki cards in the one account.

When travelling on public transport you must wear a fitted face mask covering your nose and mouth, unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so, and ensure you wear it for your entire journey. This applies to anyone eight years old and over.

A mask is also highly recommended at tram and bus stops and on train station platforms where a safe distance (1.5m) from others cannot be maintained.

Plan your journey using Journey planner and check Disruptions for service changes that may affect your journey.

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Getting to the Racecourse

Train services will operate from Flinders Street Station (Platform 10) to Flemington Racecourse stopping at Southern Cross Station (Platform 14) North Melbourne (Platform 6), Melbourne Showgrounds (Platform 1), and then to Flemington Racecourse Station (Platform 1).

Trains depart Finders Street Station from:

  • 10.50am until 2.18pm every 10 minutes

Leaving the Racecourse

Train services will operate from Flemington Racecourse (Platform 1) to Flinders Street Station (Platform 10) Southern Cross Station, stopping at Melbourne Showgrounds (Platform 1), North Melbourne (Platform 6), Southern Cross Station (Platform 13) into Flinders Street Station (Platform 10).

Trains to depart from:

  • 4.15pm until 7:10pm every 10 minutes

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Tram icon Metropolitan tram

Getting to and from the Racecourse

Passengers can catch a Route 57 tram, alighting at Stop 29 Racecourse Road/Flemington Racecourse.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Bus icon Metropolitan bus

Getting to and from the Racecourse

The following bus route travels close to the Racecourse:

  • Route 404 (please note service may finish prior to the end of the raceday)

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Regional train icon Regional train

Getting to the Racecourse

Passengers arriving at North Melbourne and Southern Cross stations are advised to change trains and catch a Racecourse service.

Refer to the Metropolitan trains section above for service times and platform information.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Leaving the Racecourse

Passengers are advised to catch any train from the Racecourse and alight at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations and change to a regional train.

Refer to the Metropolitan train section above for service times.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Additional information 

  • Please check the disruptions page for any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • To plan your route, please use our Journey planner.
  • Download the free and fully accessible PTV mobile apps for Android and iOS and access public transport information on the go. You can also top up your myki instantly in the app.
  • Passengers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.
  • Passengers are advised to top up prior to travelling or to set auto top up so that you never need to top up again. For more information, see auto top up your myki.
  • Mobile myki is a new way to travel with myki. It’s a digital myki on your Android phone on the Google PayTM app.
  • For information on ticketing for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • Passengers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 prior to travelling.

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