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Public transport for White Night Melbourne

Added: 1 February 2018

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Participate in White Night Melbourne from 7pm Saturday 17 February to 7am Sunday 18 February 2018.

We're helping you get to and from White Night by running trains, trams and Night Buses all night, and Night Coaches from 1am.

Public transport will not be free during White Night Melbourne. You need to make sure you are travelling with a valid myki.

This year you can experience the future of public transport and see a full-scale model of Melbourne’s next-generation train at Birrarung Marr!

Plan ahead using our journey planner below:

Event precinct map

View or download the White Night precinct map (JPEG) 1.9MB

Melbourne meet your new train

Experience the future of public transport like never before – with a full-scale model of Melbourne’s next-generation train brought to life in lights at Birrarung Marr (Precinct 3).

A visit to the prototype High Capacity Metro Train on the river front’s lower terrace will be an opportunity to see both world-class art and Melbourne’s bigger, better train – in a model spanning 40 metres in length – before the first of 65 hit the tracks from mid-2019.

White Night marks the end of Transport for Victoria’s year-long train design engagement process, where accessibility groups, passengers and technical groups provided valuable input to help shape the design of Melbourne’s new train.

For more information on the train, see High Capacity Metro Train

Getting to and from the CBD

logotrain.gif Metropolitan train

The City Loop will be open all night, and you can access the White Night precinct from any of the City Loop stations. To avoid congestion at Flinders Street Station, alight at Melbourne Central to get to the Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton Gardens and the State Library.

A one-way system will be in effect at Flinders Street Station from 6pm to midnight giving priority to customers exiting the station. Degraves and Elizabeth Street subways will have a two-way operation as normal all night.

  • From 7.00pm to 11.00pm, trains will be running every 15 to 30 minutes on all lines.
  • From 11.00pm to 3.30am, trains will be running every 30 minutes on all lines.
  • From 3.30am to 6.30am, trains will be running every 60 minutes on all lines.

For detailed disruption information, see Live travel updates.

logotram.gif Metropolitan tram

All routes will be running all night except for the City Circle tram and routes 78 and 82.

  • From 5.00pm to 1.00am, trams will be running every 5 to 10 minutes.
  • From 1.00am to 3.00am, trams will be running every 15 to 20 minutes.
  • From 3.00am to 8.20am, trams will be running every 30 minutes.

Service changes apply within the White Night precincts, with stop closures in place from 4.30pm Saturday until 8.30am Sunday.

Please note most St Kilda Road Northbound trams will only travel as far as Domain Interchange with some trams diverting via Kings Way and Williams Street along Route 58.

You can then:

  • Walk to the Arts Centre from Domain Interchange, or
  • Catch a Route 3a, 64, 58 or 67 tram to William Street in the CBD, or
  • Catch a 216/219/220* bus service to the Western Bus Hub in Queen Street

*These services do not run all night.

For detailed disruption information, see Live travel updates.

logobus.gif Metropolitan bus

Routes 216, 219, 220, 232, 234, 235, 236 and 605

These routes will run to their normal Saturday timetable.

To access these bus routes, go to the Western bus hub on Queen Street, between Bourke and Little Bourke streets.

Routes 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 304, 305, 905, 906 and 908

These routes will run to their normal Saturday timetable.

To access these bus routes, go to the Eastern bus hub on Spring Street, east side facing south between Bourke and Collins streets.

Route 402

From 5pm to last service, Route 402 will divert along Rathdowne Street, Elgin Street, Nicholson Street, Victoria Parade.

Route 684

The 5pm service from Southern Cross will divert via Dudley Street, Peel Street, Victoria Street, St Vincent's Hospital.

Route 907

Route 907 will be running every 30 minutes all night, departing from the Eastern bus hub and servicing Doncaster Park and Ride. 

For detailed disruption information, see Live travel updates.

NightBus_logo.png Night Bus

Night Buses will run to their normal timetable.

Due to road closures in the CBD for the event, stop locations have changed.

The following Night Bus routes will only depart from the Western bus hub on Queen Street, between Bourke and Little Bourke Streets:

  • Route 941
  • Route 942
  • Route 944
  • Route 945
  • Route 951
  • Route 952

The following Night Bus routes will only depart from the Eastern bus hub on Spring Street east side, facing south between Bourke and Collins Streets.

  • Route 955
  • Route 961
  • Route 966
  • Route 969

For detailed disruption information, see Live travel updates.

logo-regional-train.gif Regional train

Regional trains will run to a normal timetable. No additional services will operate.

logo-regional-coach.gif Regional coach

Customers in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon can catch Night Coach services from Melbourne.

  • Bendigo Night Coaches will depart at 1.05am and 2.05am
  • Ballarat Night Coaches will depart at 1.10am and 2.10am
  • Geelong, Seymour and Traralgon Night Coaches will depart between 2.00am and 2.15am.
  • Night Coach services depart from Southern Cross Coach Terminal.

For detailed disruption information, see Live travel updates.

Safety

Victoria Police is working in conjunction with Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains and Yarra Trams to provide a safe environment on the public transport system during White Night Melbourne.

As large crowds are expected during the peak time of the event (6pm to midnight). We encourage you to consider arriving and leaving outside of these times.

The Public transport call centre will be operating all night should you require any assistance, call 1800 800 007.

myki

While public transport will be running all night, it will not be free.

To avoid queuing on the night, top up your myki in advance or set up auto top up so you never need to top up again.

The Public transport call centre will be operating all night should you require any assistance, call 1800 800 007.

App and social media

Plan a journey, get real time departure information, view network maps, find a myki retail outlet and more via the free PTV mobile app.

The app is free and available for both Android and iOS.

For more information including help guides, see Mobile apps.

Follow us on Twitter to get official updates and event information.

Additional information

  • Please check the Live travel updates page for notification of any service changes that may affect your journey to and from the event.
  • Customers requiring accessibility information and assistance, see Accessible transport.
  • For information on ticketing for children, see Children and Concessions.
  • Customers needing further information or special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 prior to travelling.

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