Passengers will now have more tram services linking them to key destinations in Melbourne’s city centre, following the introduction of night and weekend services along tram Route 30, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the addition of weekend and weekday services after 6pm on the popular city centre route along La Trobe Street will make accessing key destinations including Marvel Stadium, RMIT, State Library and St Vincent’s Hospital more convenient.
The extra services along the city centre’s northern edge will improve connections with trains at Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations for people travelling in and out of the city, or to other stops on the city loop.
New timetables will see weekday services between St Vincent’s Plaza and Docklands now run until midnight Monday to Thursday, and on Sundays. This is extended to a 1am finish on Friday and Saturday nights to help people stay out and enjoy the city for longer.
Currently services on Route 30 finish around 6pm on weekdays, with no weekend services.
The boost to Route 30 services will also provide extra options for City Circle passengers during restoration of the remaining fleet of W-Class trams.
Trams on the City Circle Route are currently running every 30 minutes before progressively returning to a 12-minute frequency as the restored W-Class trams return to the network.
The changes to Route 30 will be introduced from 1 January 2019 with new timetables available from 6 December on ptv.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We’re giving people extra services when and where they need them.”
“We’re making it easier to leave the car behind and take public transport whether you’re heading to one of the many attractions in the city centre, or events at Marvel Stadium.”
“These extra services will also make it simpler to visit friends or family at St Vincent’s Hospital, after work or at weekends.”