Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
More Trams For La Trobe Street
Victor P Taffa
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 Government.
Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said the addition of weekend and weekday services after 6 pm 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.
“We’re giving people extra services when and where they need them.” Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said.
“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.”
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 1 am finish on Friday and Saturday nights to help people stay out and enjoy the city for longer.
Currently services on Route 30 finish around 6 pm on weekdays, with no weekend services.
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.