New tram timetable begins on 20 May 2018

18 April, 2018

180418 - Route 86 Bourke Street

A new tram timetable will be implemented in Melbourne on Sunday, 20 May 2018, adding extra off-peak services and creating turn-up-and-go frequencies on two busy routes on weekends.

Extra services are being added to St Kilda Road (Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72) and the north-west (Routes 19, 57, 58 and 59) in the times surrounding peak periods to provide more travel options for people affected by construction of the Metro Tunnel.

Turn-up-and-go frequencies mean trams will operate every 10 minutes at specified times.

Details of changes:

  • Route 58 is being upgraded to a turn-up-and-go 10-minute frequency from 10am until 7pm on weekends through the provision of extra services.
  • Route 86 will also be upgraded to a turn-up-and-go frequency from 12pm until 4pm on Sundays, and will align with Route 96 in Bourke Street to create a regular service along this busy corridor.
  • Routes 1, 6, 19, 57, 58 and 59 will have more evening trams on weeknights, arriving every 15 minutes until 9pm.

More low-floor trams will be used in the inter-peak on Route 58, which provides a vital link with medical institutions such as the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

The new service starts on Sunday, 20 May. Timetables are available at ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables

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