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Public transport for Run Melbourne: Sunday 21 July 2024

21 Jul 2024

Run Melbourne will return to the Grand Slam Oval, Melbourne Olympic Park on Sunday 21 July, commencing at Batman Avenue.  

Participants can take part in the following running events:

  • The Half Marathon Run at 6:25am
  • The 10 km Run at 8:55am
  • The 5 km Run at 10:05am

Public transport is the best way to get to the event as parking will be restricted and road closures for the marathon will be in force from 3am until 1:30pm Sunday 21 July.

Visit the Run Melbourne website for more event and road closure information.

There are also road closures on La Trobe Street between Harbour Esplanade and Queen Street due to tram stop upgrade works. Learn more about La Trobe Street tram stop upgrades.

Before you travel

Passengers, please note there will be disruptions on the MTM network for the Frankston and Mernda lines due to scheduled maintenance works.

There will be disruptions on the Yarra Trams network due to the Run Melbourne road closures for routes 11, 12, 48, 109, 70, 75, 30, 35, 86, 96, 58, 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72, with diversions and stop closures in place. Bus replacements will run for passengers on nominated tram routes.          

Due to the La Trobe Street tram upgrade works, there will be no trams running between:

  • Central Pier / Harbour Esplanade (Stop D2) and Melbourne Central Station / Elizabeth St (Stop 5) on Routes 30 and 35 (City Circle).
  • Central Pier/Harbour Esplanade (Stop D2) and Stop 119 on Route 86.

There will also be disruptions on the metropolitan bus network for routes 234 and 235 diverting from first service to 9:30am (both directions) and route 605 diverting from 8am to 1pm.

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

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan train

Regular train services will operate to Flinders Street Station. Passengers are advised to disembark at Flinders Street Station or Richmond Station and make their way on foot towards the start line on Batman Avenue.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Tram icon Metropolitan tram

Getting to Melbourne Olympic Park

Due to road closures for Run Melbourne, there will be service changes on the Metropolitan Tram Network and the following Routes will be affected:

  • Route 11 – West Preston to Victoria Harbour Docklands
  • Route 12 – St Kilda to Victoria Gardens
  • Route 30 – St Vincent’s Plaza to Central Pier Docklands
  • Route 35 – City Circle
  • Route 48 – North Balwyn to Victoria Harbour Docklands
  • Route 58 – West Coburg to Toorak
  • Route 70 – Wattle Park to Waterfront City
  • Route 75 – Vermont South to Waterfront City
  • Route 86 – Bundoora to Waterfront City Docklands
  • Route 96 – East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach
  • Route 109 – Box Hill to Port Melbourne

The following tram stops will closed due to road closures for the Run Melbourne Event.

  • Stop 13 - both direction - Federation Square (all Swanston St Tram routes)
  • Route 70 – Closed from First to 12:15pm
    • Stop 7A William Barak Bridge
    • Stop 7B Rod laver Arena.
  • Route 70/75 – closed from 3.30am to 9.15am
    • Stop D2 Central Pier (Harbour Esp)
    • Stop D3 Stadium Precinct, Bourke St
    • Stop D4 Docklands Park
    • Stop D5 The Goods Shed
    • Stop D6 Flinders St West
    • Stop 1 Spencer St / Flinders St
    • Stop 2 Melbourne Aquarium (KIFL)
  • Route 11/48 – closed from first service to 8.30am
    • D16 Harbour Esplanade / Collins St
    • Stop D17 Collins Landing
    • Stop D18 Victoria Harbour
  • Route 12 – closed from first service to 9.30am
    • Stop 130 Albert Rd / Clarendon St
    • Stop 130A Raglan St / Clarendon St
    • 129 Park St / Clarendon St
    • 128 Dorcas St / Clarendon St
    • 127 York St / Clarendon St
    • 126 City Rd / Clarendon St
    • 124A Casino / MCEC
  • Route 96/109 – closed from first service to 9.15am
    • Stop 01 Flinders St / Queens Bridge St
    • Stop 115 Casino / Southbank
    • Stop 116 City Rd / Kings Way
    • Stop 117 York St / Kings Way
    • Stop 118 Sturt St / Kings Way
    • Stop 119 Wells St / Park St
  • Route 58 – closed from first service to 10:45am
    • Stop 20 ANZAC Station Closed to R58 trams.
    • Stop 22 Toorak Rd / St Kilda Rd
    • Stop 123 Fawkner Park / Toorak Rd
    • Stop 124 Walsh St / Toorak Rd
    • Stop 125 Punt Rd / Toorak Rd
    • Stop 127 South Yarra Station
    • Stop 139 Toorak Terminus

Bus Replacement temporary stops for the following routes

  • Route 12
    • Stop 124A – Casino/MCEC (in Whiteman St)
    • Stop 126 City Rd / Clarendon St
    • Stop 127-130A 130 Albert Rd / Clarendon St (Use existing kerbside tram stops)
  • Route 58
    • Stop 116 City Road
    • Stop 118 Sturt St / Kings Way
    • Stop 119 Wells St / Park St
    • Stop 22 Toorak Rd / St Kilda Rd
    • Stop 125 Punt Road / Toorak Road
    • Stop 127 South Yarra Station (Use Metro Replacement Bus stop)
    • Stop 128-138 use existing Kerbside Trams stops.
    • Stop 139 Toorak Terminus.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Regional train icon Regional train

Getting from Docklands to Richmond

Regular services will arrive and depart from Southern Cross Station. Passengers are advised to transfer at Southern Cross and board services towards Flinders Street Station or Richmond Station, alight and make their way on foot towards the start line on Batman Avenue.

Plan your journey using Journey planner.

Bus icon Metropolitan bus

Due to road closures for Run Melbourne, there will be service changes on the Metropolitan bus network and the following Routes will be affected:

  • Route 234 – Garden City – City (Queen Victoria Market)
  • Route 235 – City (Southern Cross Station) – Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Road
  • Route 605 – Gardenvale – City (Queen Street)

Route 234 – Garden City – City (Queen Victoria Market) & Route 235 – City (Southern Cross Station) – Fishermans Bend via Williamstown Rd

From first service to 9.30am, services will divert via Ingles Street, Dorcas Street, Sturt Street, Kings way / King Street, Collins Street, Queen Street and terminate at Bourke Street.

Services to the City will terminate at the bus stop on Queen Street before Bourke Street Stop ID20462 and not service sections of City Road, Queensbridge Street, Flinders Street and Queen Street.

From first service to 9:30am, services to Garden City and Fishermans Bend will commence at the bus stop on Queen Street before Bourke Street Stop ID20462 and not service sections of Queen Street, Flinders Street, Queensbridge Street and City Road.

The following bus stops will not be serviced during this time for route 234 & 235 (both directions):

  • Boundary St/City Rd (ID338)
  • Pickles St/City Rd (ID61)
  • Montague St/City Rd (ID339 & 650)
  • Ferrars St/City Rd (ID340 & 651)
  • Cecil St/City Rd (ID341 & 652)
  • Clarendon St/City Rd (ID342 & 653)
  • City Rd/Kingsway (ID343 & 654)
  • Casino East/Queens Bridge St (ID20477 & 20489)
  • Queens Bridge St/Flinders St (ID19656)
  • Ingles St/Normanby Rd (ID6513)
  • Montague St/Normanby Rd (ID6512)

 Route 605 – Gardenvale – City (Queen Street)

From 8am to 1pm, services will divert via Punt Road, Hoddle Street, Albert Street and Lonsdale Street to Queen Street in both directions and not service sections of the Botanical Gardens, City Road, Queensbridge Street and Queen Street.

The following bus stops will not be serviced during this time:

Inbound Stops

  • Melbourne Girls Grammar/Anderson St (South Yarra) ID 51140
  • Domain Rd/Birdwood Ave (South Yarra) ID 51146
  • Melbourne Observatory/Birdwood Ave (Melbourne) ID 51142
  • Victorian College of the Arts/Southbank Bvd (Southbank) ID 20487
  • City Rd/Southbank Bvd (Southbank) ID 20488
  • Casino East/Queens Bridge St (Southbank) ID 20489
  • Market St/Flinders St (Melbourne City) ID 19522
  • Flinders Lane/Queen St (Melbourne City) ID 20458
  • Bourke St/Queen St (Melbourne City) ID 20464

Outbound Stops

  • Bourke St/Queen St (Melbourne City) ID 20474
  • Banana Alley Vaults/Flinders St (Melbourne City) ID 19519
  • Casino East/Queens Bridge St (Southbank) ID 20477
  • Kavanagh St/Southbank Bvd (Southbank) ID 20480
  • Shrine of Remembrance/Birdwood Ave (Melbourne City) ID 51145
  • Domain Rd/Birdwood Ave (South Yarra) ID 51141
  • Melbourne Girls Grammar/Anderson St (South Yarra) ID 51147

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 app 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 digital myki on your Android phone on the Google WalletTM 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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