2013/2014 Summer Timetables

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2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:25 pm

Surprised no-one else posted these items during the week, but anyway…

PTV wrote:Summer works timetable changes
Added: 2 December 2013

Public transport timetable changes over summer will ensure you can get where you need to go while we undertake major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and continue work to remove two level crossings in Mitcham.

During construction works, buses and coaches will ensure passengers can continue with their travel plans on sections of the Ballarat, Bendigo, Sunbury, Seymour, Albury, Shepparton and Belgrave/Lilydale train lines. Metro will also run an amended timetable across most metropolitan lines from 22 December to 26 January to accommodate the construction works.

Throughout this time, special services will continue to be provided to cater expected crowds at major events, such as New Year’s Eve, the Boxing Day Test, the Australian Open, Big Bash cricket, horse racing and A League soccer.

Key train timetable changes during December and January include:

  • Sunbury line, 28 December to 19 January: a combination of shuttle train services and replacement buses will operate.
  • Ballarat and Bendigo lines, 28 December to 19 January: coaches replacing all services.
  • Shepparton and Seymour lines, 28 December to 2 January: a mixture of coaches and trains will operate.
  • Albury line, 28 December to 19 January: a mixture of coaches and trains will operate.
  • Belgrave and Lilydale lines, 3 to 24 January: buses replacing trains between Ringwood and Blackburn.
  • Additional train and tram services for major events throughout December and January
  • Free travel state-wide on Christmas Day
  • All-night Metro trains, trams and NightRider on New Year’s Eve
  • Free public transport on New Year’s Eve, from 6pm until the first normal scheduled service on New Year’s Day. V/Line customers will also have free travel on the first V/Line service departing Melbourne on New Year’s Day.
  • Amended Metro timetable across most lines from 22 December to 26 January.




PTV wrote:Christmas and NYE free travel
Added: 22 November 2013

Public transport across Victoria will be free all day on Christmas Day, and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

On Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve, ticket barriers will be open at stations and you do not need to carry a ticket to travel. However, if you do touch on with your myki, you won’t be charged a fare.

The free V/Line services are popular and bookings are recommended.

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December

  • Public transport across Victoria will be free from first to last service.
  • Metro Trains will run a Sunday timetable.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Sunday timetable (Sunday timetable with weekday start and finish times) and the City Circle service will not operate.
  • V/Line will run a Sunday timetable with limited coach trips. Bookings are required for long-range services (Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Albury). All other train services come on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route

New Year’s Eve – Saturday 31 December

Travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses will be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled service on 1 January.

  • Metro Trains will run a normal Saturday timetable with increased services from 6pm and all night services. Buses will be replacing trains on the Sunbury line from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Saturday timetable with increased services from 6pm. All night services will run on all routes except Route 24, Route 30, Route 79, Route 82 and City Circle.
  • V/Line will run normal train services on the Geelong\Warrnambool and Bairnsdale lines with some altered coach services. Additional late night services will run as per the regular Saturday night timetable. Buses will be replacing trains on the Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Albury lines from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve.
  • V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first train departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day. V/Line will operate a normal Monday timetable.
  • NightRider services will operate for New Year’s Eve. Buses will depart from a temporary location on Collins Street between Swanston and Russell streets.
    Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route


I sent PTV an email over a week ago advising much of the information above is incorrect for NYE (NYE is a Tuesday, Metro will run the second phase of their Summer Weekday TT, the reference to a Monday V/line timetable is confusing & wrong, no all night 78 trams), but alas hasn't been corrected yet… :twisted:

The items below are only on the operators websites as of December 6, not the central PTV website - poor form given passengers are told PTV is the "one stop shop" for information :twisted:
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Metro Trains wrote:TRAVELLING WITH METRO OVER SUMMER?
Monday 23 December 2013 – Monday 27 January 2014


From Christmas week through until the Australia Day long weekend, Metro services will run to a summer timetable. Changes include reduced services, altered services, bus services and weekend timetables for public holidays. This will allow for important works on two major rail projects, the Regional Rail Link and the Mitcham Level Crossing Removal project to be completed.

The below provides an overview of the summer timetable changes across the Metro network.

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View your line’s changes here and either download the PDF summer timetable or collect a hardcopy at your local premium station. Please note, the summer timetable for each line provides information only for when the changes occur (peak, interpeak). For all other times (evening, weekends) please refer to your regular timetable.

Across all lines, services will run to the following timetables on public holidays:

Christmas Day
Wed 25 Dec 2013 All services will run to a Sunday timetable.

Boxing Day
Thur 26 Dec 2013 All services will run to a Saturday timetable.

New Year’s Day
Wed 1 Jan 2014 All services will run to a Saturday timetable.

Australia Day
Mon 27 Jan 2014 All services will run to a Saturday timetable.

What should you do?
Travelling with Metro over this period will still be simple as long as you are well informed on the changes.

Here’s how to stay informed:
  • View your line’s changes and either download the PDF summer timetable or collect a hardcopy at your local premium station.
  • Download our metroNotify app to receive line specific updates. New information about the lines you select will be pushed to you directly from Metro’s Control Centre to help you make the best travel decisions.
  • Follow us on twitter @metrotrains. Here you’ll get updates on what’s going on at Metro and information on any unplanned disruptions.


A significant number of peak trains will be cancelled during the summer timetable, especially during the first & second phases from 23/12 to 3/1. One has to wonder how trains will cope during the last two weeks of the reduced timetable, when the majority of people will have returned to work (although no school or uni students at least).

The timetables include a nasty 39 min gap between inbound trains at Armadale, Toorak & Hawksburn between 08:27 & 09:06 - clearly too many stopping all stations trains got cut & it wasn't picked up. The PTUA already pointed this out on the news on Monday night, hopefully Metro will consider modifying the 07:59 up Frankston to stop all stations, although might not be enough space for people to squeeze on…

Weekday Interpeak Frankston trains will be cut from 10 mins to 20 mins from the entire 5 weeks right when people will be using them to reach the many beaches on the line. Weekend & public holiday services remain every 10 mins, even on Xmas Day when staff availability is pushed and overtime is at a premium.

Late morning services between Blackburn & the City will also be reduced to 15 mins, adding further travel time for those coming from the outer east via the replacement buses.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:29 pm

Yarra Trams wrote:Summer holiday tram services - 1 December 2013 to 27 January 2014
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Note that Yarra Trams will only reduce Weekday frequencies for 3 working days (if you even count NYE proper as a working day) :D - contrast that to the long period Metro will be disrupting trains across the system.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:30 pm

V/line summer changes….

V/line wrote:Xmas & New Year's timetable

The following timetable will apply Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Tuesday 24 December
Normal train and coach timetable.

Wednesday 25 December, Christmas Day
Sunday train and altered coach timetable.

Thursday 26 December, Boxing Day
Saturday train and altered coach timetable.

Friday 27 December
Normal train and coach timetable.

Saturday 28 December
Saturday train and coach timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour line trains replaced by coaches.

Sunday 29 December
Sunday train and coach timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour line trains replaced by coaches.

Monday 30 December
Normal train and coach timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour line trains replaced by coaches.

Tuesday 31 December, New Year’s Eve
Normal train and coach timetable (with extra late night services).
Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour line trains replaced by coaches.

Wednesday 1 January, New Year’s Day
Saturday train and altered coach timetable. Ballarat, Bendigo and Seymour line trains replaced by coaches.


V/line wrote:Ballarat summer timetable

Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January
V/Line is operating an alternate summer timetable from Sunday 22 December 2013 – Sunday 26 January 2014. This will be in place outside the Regional Rail Link line closure.

Sunday 22 December – Friday 27 December 2013
View the temporary summer timetable here.

Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014
Christmas and New Year service alterations, see above.

Saturday 28 December 2013 – Sunday 19 January 2014 (inclusive)

Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat/Wendouree.
Trains will continue to run between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough.

View the temporary timetable here.

General Information
  • Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
  • In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
  • No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches
  • Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January 2014
View the temporary summer timetable here.

From Monday 27 January 2014
Pick up your new timetable effective Monday 27 January. Details coming soon.


V/line wrote:Bendigo summer services

Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January
V/Line is operating an alternate summer timetable from Sunday 22 December 2013 – Sunday 26 January 2014.
This will be in place outside the Regional Rail Link line closure. Details below.

Sunday 22 December – Friday 27 December 2013
View the temporary timetable here

Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014
Christmas and New Year service alterations, see above.

Saturday 28 December 2013 – Sunday 19 January 2014 (inclusive)
Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo.
Trains will continue to run between Bendigo and Echuca/Swan Hill.

View the temporary timetable here

General Information
  • Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
  • In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
  • No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches.
  • Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

Monday 20 January – Sunday 26 January 2014
View the temporary timetable here

From Monday 27 January 2014
Pick up your new timetable effective Monday 27 January. Details coming soon.


V/line wrote:Geelong timetable change

Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January
V/Line is operating an alternate summer timetable from Sunday 22 December 2013 – Sunday 26 January 2014.

View the summer timetable here.

Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014
Christmas and New Year service alterations, see above.

Warrnambool line
Saturday 28 December 2013 – Sunday 19 January 2014 (inclusive)

Due to Regional Rail Link works at Southern Cross Station, VLocity trains will operate between Geelong and Melbourne. Customers on the Warrnambool service must change trains at Geelong station for further travel.

View the temporary timetable here.

From Monday 27 January 2014
Pick up your new timetable effective Monday 27 January. Details coming soon.


V/line wrote:Seymour & Shepparton summer timetable

Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January
V/Line is operating an alternate summer timetable from Sunday 22 December 2013 – Sunday 26 January 2014.
This will be in place outside the Regional Rail Link line closure. Details below.

Sunday 22 December – Friday 27 December 2013
View the temporary timetable here.

Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014
Christmas and New Year service alterations, see above

Saturday 28 December 2013 – Thursday 2 January 2014 (inclusive)

Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace Seymour trains between Broadmeadows and Melbourne.
An express coach will operate between Shepparton and Melbourne.

General Information
  • Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
  • In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
  • No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches.
  • Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

Friday 3 January – Sunday 26 January 2014
View the temporary timetable here.

From Monday 27 January 2014
Pick up your new timetable effective Monday 27 January. Details to come.


V/line wrote:Gippsland timetable change

Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January
V/Line is operating an alternate summer timetable from Sunday 22 December – Sunday 26 January.

View the summer timetable here.

Tuesday 24 December 2013 - Wednesday 1 January 2014
Christmas and New Year service alterations, see above.

A new timetable will be available from Monday 27 January 2014.


No news item available for the Albury line works mentioned on the PTV website yet.

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby MAN 16.242 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Holiday Timetables for Moonee Valley Bus Lines routes are now online.
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http://tt.ptv.vic.gov.au/tt/TTB/VIC_TES ... 096_TP.pdf
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:24 pm

Detailed news items & holiday timetables finally appeared on the PTV website today for the Metro & V/line service changes over Christmas, but still no news items for tram or bus passengers yet…

Information about the weekday afternoon loop reversal on the Northern group during the works is still a bit vague, thanks to Jarf for clarifying.

Seems this is the first item to publicise the reversal of Clifton Hill loop trains on weekends, which now run via Flinders Street before the loop as per weekdays. One would assume this is a permanent change.

PTV's advice for the Warrnambool line is somewhat incorrect - down trains generally will depart Geelong later than currently during the RRL shutdown, in the most extreme case, the 'lunchtime' train on Saturdays arrives Warrnambool 34 minutes later than normal after a painful intermission at Geelong as the train will be formed by the up 'lunchtime' train.

PTV wrote:Summer works timetable changes – Metro train changes
Added: 13 December 2013

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

Alamein
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Alamein line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

If you are transferring to other Metro or V/Line lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Belgrave/Lilydale
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Belgrave / Lilydale lines will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 2 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

3 to 24 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will have a reduced timetable.
Buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Ringwood stations.

25 to 26 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will run a regular weekend timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Craigieburn
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Craigieburn line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Craigieburn line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
The Craigieburn line will run via the City Loop all day on weekdays, which will result in some altered afternoon departure times.
A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Cranbourne/Pakenham
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.
To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Frankston
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Frankston line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Frankston line will have a reduced timetable on weekdays during the day, and a change in stopping patterns on some services.
A regular timetable will be in place on evenings and weekends.
To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Glen Waverley
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Glen Waverley line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Glen Waverley line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Hurstbridge
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Hurstbridge line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

Please note, from 22 December, all Hurstbridge line City Loop trains will operate clockwise around the loop, seven days a week, providing a more consistent service for passengers.

22 December
Due to vegetation clearing, buses will replace all trains between Heidelberg and Hurstbridge on Sunday 22 December.

22 December to 26 January
The Hurstbridge line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Sandringham
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Sandringham line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Sandringham line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

South Morang
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The South Morang line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

Please note, from 22 December, all South Morang line City Loop trains will operate clockwise around the loop, seven days a week, providing a more consistent service for passengers.

22 December to 26 January
The South Morang line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Sunbury
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Sunbury line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 to 27 December
The Sunbury line will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks and in the middle of the day.
The Sunbury line will run via the City Loop all day on weekdays, which will result in some altered afternoon departure times.
A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

28 December to 19 January
Sunbury to Albion: A mixture of buses and shuttle trains will replace normal train services for all stations between Sunbury and Albion due to RRL works.
Albion to Footscray: Buses will replace train services for all stations between Albion and Footscray due to RRL works.

Download detailed information about the rail replacement bus arrangements.
Changes to your travel (PDF) 474 kB

Also see Buses replacing trains on the Sunbury, Ballarat and Bendigo lines: Saturday 28 December 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014

20 to 26 January
The Sunbury line will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks and in the middle of the day.
The Sunbury line will run via the City Loop all day on weekdays, which will result in some altered afternoon departure times.
A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Upfield
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

22 December to 26 January
The Upfield line will run via the City Loop all day on weekdays, which will result in some altered afternoon departure times.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.
To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Werribee
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Werribee line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 December to 26 January
The Werribee line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.
A regular timetable will be in place at other times.
To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Williamstown
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Williamstown line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

If you are transferring to other Metro or V/Line lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.


PTV wrote:Summer works timetable changes – V/Line changes
Added: 13 December 2013

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

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Albury
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Albury line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 to 27 December
The Albury line will have a temporary summer timetable.

28 to 19 January
Due to Regional Rail Link works a mixture of coaches and trains will operate on the Albury line.

20 to 26 January
The Albury line will have a temporary summer timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Bairnsdale

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Bairnsdale line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

If you are transferring to other V/Line or Metro lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Ballarat/Ararat/Maryborough

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Ballarat line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

The Ararat and Maryborough lines will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

22 to 27 December
The Ballarat line will have a temporary summer timetable.

28 December to 19 January
Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Ballarat/Wendouree.

Trains will continue to run between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough.

Download detailed information about the rail replacement bus arrangements.
]Changes to your travel (PDF) 474 kB

General Information
Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches.
Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

20 to 26 January
The Ballarat line will have a temporary summer timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Bendigo

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Bendigo line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 to 27 December
The Bendigo line will have a temporary summer timetable.

28 December to 19 January
Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace trains between Melbourne and Bendigo.
Trains will continue to run between Bendigo and Echuca/Swan Hill.

Download detailed information about the rail replacement bus arrangements.

]Changes to your travel (PDF) 474 kB

General Information
Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches
Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

20 to 26 January
The Bendigo line will have a temporary summer timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Geelong

Geelong line services will not be affected by the summer works timetable, however, from Sunday 22 December 2013 new tracks between South Kensington and Southern Cross Station will separate V/Line and Metro trains to improve service reliability.

From Sunday 22 December 2013
Most Geelong trains will use the new V/Line-only tracks
Most Geelong trains will use the new platforms 15 and 16 at Southern Cross Station
Geelong line trains will have a new timetable, with some trains departing earlier
Geelong line trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne Station, however all Geelong line trains will connect with the metropolitan rail network at Footscray and Southern Cross stations.
To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Seymour/Shepparton

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Seymour / Shepparton lines will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

22 to 27 December
The Seymour / Shepparton lines will have a temporary summer timetable.

28 December to 19 January
Due to Regional Rail Link works, coaches will replace Seymour trains between Broadmeadows and Melbourne.
An express coach will operate between Shepparton and Melbourne.

Customers have the option of Metro services or coaches between Southern Cross and Broadmeadows to connect with V/Line replacement coaches.

General Information
Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches
Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.
20 to 26 January

The Seymour / Shepparton lines will have a temporary summer timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Warrnambool
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Warrnambool line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works, however passengers on some Warrnambool services will need to change trains at Geelong station.

If you are transferring to other V/Line or Metro lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2012 to Sunday 26 January 2013.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.


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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:54 pm

MAN 16.242 wrote:Holiday Timetables for Moonee Valley Bus Lines routes are now online.
Route 503
http://tt.ptv.vic.gov.au/tt/TTB/VIC_TES ... 096_TP.pdf
Route 506
http://tt.ptv.vic.gov.au/tt/TTB/2013121 ... ttb_TP.pdf


The tight holiday run-times in peak periods remain on the 506, where peak trips get 20 mins to get from Moonee Ponds to Westgarth, compared to 28 mins off-peak! :? :!:

There is also some odd database issues with school day only trips - the 20:50 ex Moonee Ponds is incorrectly shown as running school days only, while shortworkings appear between Moonee Ponds & Brunswick Secondary College that are omitted from the regular online timetable (these also are omitted from the printed timetable).

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby 712M » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Is this the first New Years Eve that the Flemington Racecourse line will operate?

For that matter this the first New Years Eve that bus replacements have run?
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby krustyklo » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:38 pm

Let me get this straight. On the Sunday before Christmas there will be half the Hurstbridge Iine shut down for vegetation works? One of the busiest weekend shopping days of the year? Good one PTV...
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:55 pm

PTV wrote:Summer timetables for bus routes 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 605 and 733
Added: 16 December 2013

Bus routes 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 605 and 733 will run to a summer timetable with reduced services.

Routes 503 and 506: summer timetables in effect from 23 December 2013 to 17 January 2014
Routes 475, 476, 501, 605 and 733: summer timetables in effect from 27 December 2013 to 25 January 2014

Customers should check their timetable and journey planner before they travel.


The summer timetables for 475, 476 & 501 are not yet available while 605 & 733 will just have selected peak trips cancelled as per previous years.

Looks like the new bus contracts have seen the end of the summer holiday timetables for passengers on Transdev routes! :D

For those who can't remember, the old holiday timetables by National & Melbourne Bus Link had some quite nasty features including cutting half-hourly off-peak services to hourly, cancellation of inter-peak 283 Bulleen loop & 319 services along King St in the years prior to 2010 (now Manningham Mover & DART route 908), reduced evening frequencies, earlier finishes (in the case of 271 dropping the weeknight service altogether) & reduced Saturday services on most Melbourne Bus Link routes.

You can still download the 2012/2013 National summer timetables here & here

Still no news item on the PTV website for tram service changes over summer.

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:20 pm

The Xmas & NYE free travel article on the PTV website was finally updated today rectifying a number of errors in the original item for NYE (least of all the article was previously showing NYE on a Saturday rather than a Tuesday!) - the original item is posted at the start of this thread.

Unfortunately the corrections look like they were done after a boozy end-of-year lunch, with some spelling mistakes creeping into the item. I also think the updated reference to a normal weekday timetable on NYE for Metro Trains is misleading given the summer weekday timetables will be in place.

PTV wrote:Christmas and NYE free travel
Added: 22 November 2013

Public transport across Victoria will be free all day on Christmas Day, and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

On Christmas Day and after 6pm on New Year’s Eve, ticket barriers will be open at stations and you do not need to carry a ticket to travel. However, if you do touch on with your myki, you won’t be charged a fare.

The free V/Line services are popular and bookings are recommended.

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25 December

  • Public transport across Victoria will be free from first to last service.
  • Metro Trains will run a Sunday timetable.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Sunday timetable (Sunday timetable with weekday start and finish times) and the City Circle service will not operate.
  • V/Line will run a Sunday timetable with limited coach trips. Bookings are required for long-range services (Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Albury). All other train services come on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31 December

Travel on metropolitan trains, trams and buses will be free from 6pm on New Year’s Eve until the first normal scheduled service on 1 January.

  • Metro Trains will run a normal weekday timetable with extra trains from 6pm and all night services. Buses will be replacing trains on the Sunbury line from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve.
  • Yarra Trams will run a Saturday timetable with increased services from 6pm. All night services will run on all routes except Route 24, Route 30, Ruote 78, Route 79, Route 82 and City Circle.
  • V/Line will run a summer weekeday timetable for train services on the Geelong\Warrnambool and Bairnsdale lines with some altered coach services. Additional late night services will run as per the regular Saturday night timetable. Buses will be replacing trains on the Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Albury lines from 28 December 2013 - 19 January 2014, including on New Year’s Eve.
  • V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first train departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day. V/Line will operate a Saturday train and coach timetable.
  • NightRider services will operate for New Year’s Eve. Buses will depart from a temporary location on Collins Street between Swanston and Russell streets.
  • Bus timetables will vary and you should check your specific route


This later item for free travel on Xmas Day incorrectly suggests some buses will be running a Saturday timetable on Christmas Day, but at least no actual routes are listed. It should also mention tram services will begin at the normal weekday time.

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Public transport across Victoria will be free on Wednesday, 25 December 2013.

That’s right, all trains, trams, buses and V/Line services across Victoria are free all day.

There’s no need to touch on, but if you do, you won’t be charged.

Trains and trams will run to a Sunday timetable.

Most metropolitan buses will run to either a Saturday or Sunday timetable.

V/Line will run a Sunday timetable with limited coach trips. Bookings are required for long-range services (Warrnambool, Bairnsdale, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Albury). All other train services come on a first-come, first served basis.

Remember to check timetables and journey planner before you travel.


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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:28 am

Public Holiday articles posted on the PTV website this morning…

Issues include:
  • Christmas Day - V/line coaches run a very limited timetable but this is not strongly implied (suggests the timetable is closer to a Sunday timetable with alterations). 561 is omitted from the list of routes that won't be running a Sunday timetable.
  • Boxing Day - 569 & 573 are omitted from the list of bus routes running to a Saturday timetable, while 605 is omitted from the list of bus routes running to a Sunday timetable. Unclear if 468 will be running Boxing Day - there was a trial of extra services a few years back, but this trial appears not have continued.
  • New Years Day - Text that all bus routes (other than 490, 503 & 506) will be running a Saturday timetable was incorrectly copied from the NYD article from the start of 2011 - this is incorrect, as the below paragraphs clarify. 569, 573, 922 & 923 are omitted from the list of bus routes running to a Saturday timetable while 605 is omitted from the list of bus routes running to a Sunday timetable
  • 788 Summer Weekend & Public Timetable is not yet available online

PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Sunday timetable.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Sunday frequency. City Circle tram will not run.

Metropolitan buses
All routes will run to a Sunday timetable, except routes 605, 681, 682 and 684 which will not run.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Sunday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Ballarat, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Horsham, Mildura, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in Latrobe Valley will run to a Sunday timetable.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Sunday timetable.


PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 468, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 571, 572, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 788, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 843, 845, 849, 861

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
All routes will operate to a Saturday timetable, except the following:
  • Route 788 will operate to Summer Public Holiday timetable
  • Routes 490, 503 and 506 will not run.

The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 468, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 571, 572, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 788, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 843, 845, 849, 861,

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Another aspect of the summer train timetables that does not appear to have been thought through at all is the connections to the Stony Point trains at Frankston.

6 of the 8 down trains on weekdays will not be met by their usual connection from the City as the connecting down Frankston train will be cancelled over the summer timetable period. Trains affected include:
  • 08:41 down Stony Point
  • 10:14 down Stony Point
  • 12:30 down Stony Point
  • 14:34 down Stony Point
  • 16:10 down Stony Point
  • 18:35 down Stony Point (last train of the day Monday - Thursday) - first two weeks of the summer holiday timetable when the 17:31 down Frankston won't run
Additionally, the 20:07 down Stony Point on Fridays will not be met by the 19:06 down Frankston during the first two weeks of the summer timetable either

The Stony Point timetable on the PTV website is unchanged for the summer timetable period.

Some up connections have also be cancelled, but this is not as significant as passengers can just get the following train 10 or so minutes later.

A phone call to the station staff at Frankston advised that customers are expected to catch an earlier train to make their connections….it would be nice if Metro was making this clear somewhere. :roll: :twisted: Maybe in practice they will hold the Stony Point train for the following service, as happens during day-to-day cancellations?

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby RailwayBus » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Metro have published the altered timetables for everyone to see, well in advance of it operating. It is up to customers to make the appropriate travel arrangements. It's not like Metro has done this silently and not told anyone which trains will and won't run.

And I know this is a side point, but for the record, almost all patronage on the Stony Point train comes from or goes to Frankston, so there will be very few people affected. That said, they should hold the last train of the day just in case.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:36 pm

Various online information regarding NYE travel. Copies of the printed NYE Public Transport guide have begun appearing around the network.

There are some subtle differences between the article between the PTV and Yarra Trams website articles regarding tram alterations & the extra shortworkings, hence I posted both..

Tram timetables for NYE not yet online.

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Public transport is free and running all night on New Year's Eve.

Free travel
Metropolitan trains, trams, buses and regional town buses will be free from 6pm on New Year's Eve until the first scheduled service on New Year's Day.

V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first V/Line service departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day.

Running all night
Metropolitan trains, trams and NightRider buses will run all night to help you travel to your New Year's Eve event and back home again.

Plan ahead
Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Due to Regional Rail Links works, buses will replace trains on the Sunbury, Ballarat and Bendigo lines.

There will also be changes to tram and bus routes in the city on New Year's Eve due to road closures making way for the celebrations.

Remember to check the journey planner before you travel.

Public Transport Victoria's call centre is open all night on New Year's Eve. For help planning your journey on the night, call 1800 800 007.

New Year's Eve 2013: public transport guide
Download the following guide for all the information you need to know about travelling by public transport in the city on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve 2013: public transport guide (PDF) 874 kB

More information
For more information about travelling on New Year's Eve, see Public transport for New Year's Eve 2013


PTV wrote:Public transport for New Year's Eve 2013
Added: 23 December 2013

Public transport is free and running all night on New Year's Eve.

Free travel
Metropolitan trains, trams, buses and regional town buses will be free from 6pm on New Year's Eve until the first scheduled service on New Year's Day.

V/Line travel will be free on services where touch on occurs after 6pm on New Year’s Eve. There is also free travel on the first V/Line service departing Melbourne to each regional destination on New Year’s Day.

Customers do not need to touch on their myki to travel. Metropolitan ticket barriers will be open at all stations. Customers who touch on their myki after 6pm will not be charged. If customers touch on before 6pm, they should make sure to touch off or they may be charged a default fare.

Running all night
Metropolitan trains, trams* and NightRider buses will run all night to help you travel to your New Year's Eve event and back home again.

*Please note: tram routes 24, 30, 78, 79, 82 and City Circle will not run all night.

Plan ahead
Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Remember to check the journey planner before you travel.

Metropolitan trains
Flinders Street, Southern Cross and Richmond stations will be open all night on New Year's Eve, while City Loop stations (Parliament, Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations) will close from 11.45pm.
Access to Flinders Street Station

The station will operate in one-way mode. From 7pm until midnight, escalators to and from the main concourse will run in an UP direction except platform1, 12 and 13 which will run DOWN. From midnight, all escalators will run in a DOWN direction. The one-way rule does not apply to parents with prams and small children, seniors or people with special needs. They can access the concourse at any time and lifts are reserved for their use.

From 7pm to midnight, entry to the main concourse is via the Tabaret barriers and the exit is via the Police end barriers. After midnight, two-way access is granted via both barriers. From 9.40pm the Elizabeth Street subway is exit and interchange only. After midnight the Degraves Street subway is exit and interchange only.

Regional Rail Link works
Due to Regional Rail Links works, buses will replace trains on the Sunbury line.

For more information, see Buses replacing trains on the Sunbury, Ballarat and Bendigo lines: Saturday 28 December 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014

Metropolitan trams
There will be changes to tram routes in the city on New Year's Eve due to road closures making way for the celebrations.

For more information, see Temporary tram alterations for New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Please note: trams will run to a Saturday timetable on New Year's Eve.

Metropolitan buses
There will be changes to tram routes in the city on New Year's Eve due to road closures making way for the celebrations.

For more information, see Temporary diversions for bus routes 216, 219, 220, 232, 250, 251, 302 and 340: Tuesday, 31 December 2013

NightRider buses will leave from temporary stops on Collins Street, between Swanston and Russell streets.

Regional trains
Due to Regional Rail Links works, buses will replace trains on the Ballarat and Bendigo lines.

For more information, see Buses replacing trains on the Sunbury, Ballarat and Bendigo lines: Saturday 28 December 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014

Public Transport Victoria's call centre is open all night on New Year's Eve. For help planning your journey on the night, call 1800 800 007.

New Year's Eve 2013: public transport guide
Download the following guide for all the information you need to know about travelling by public transport in the city on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve 2013: public transport guide (PDF) 883 kB

Best spots to view the fireworks
Midnight fireworks
Anywhere you can see the skyline, you can see the fireworks. In the city, the best spots to view the fireworks are at the celebration sites located at Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain.

The celebration sites provide music and entertainment between 9pm and 1am.

For the easiest and most direct journey from the train station to the celebration site, make sure to get off at the right station and follow the bright lights which will light up the path to your celebration site.

  • Docklands: get off the train at Southern Cross Station and follow the green signage and lights to Docklands.
  • Flagstaff Gardens: get off the train at Flagstaff Station or Southern Cross Station and follow the red signage and lights to Flagstaff Gardens.
  • Treasury Gardens: get off the train at Flinders Street Station or Parliament Station and follow the blue signage and lights to Treasury Gardens.
  • Kings Domain: get off the train at Flinders Street Station and follow the orange signage and lights to Kings Domain.

9.30pm family fireworks at Yarra Park

The family fireworks display at Yarra Park will go off at 9.30pm, with live music and entertainment between 6pm and 10pm.

Getting there: Richmond and Jolimont stations are walking distance to Yarra Park. Customers on the following lines should change trains at Flinders Street Station to get to Richmond or Jolimont stations.
Werribee, Williamstown, Sunbury, Upfield and Craigieburn

Getting home: After the 9.30pm fireworks, customers on the following lines are advised to board a train home at Parliament Station (closes at 11.45pm) to avoid having to change trains at Flinders Street Station which is expecting large crowds.
Werribee, Williamstown, Sunbury, Upfield and Craigieburn

Customers on the following lines should head to Richmond Station:
Alamein, Glen Waverley, Belgrave, Lilydale, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham

Customers on the following lines should head to Jolimont Station:
South Morang and Hurstbridge

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PTV wrote:Temporary service alterations for New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Added: 17 December 2013

Road closures will be in place in and around the city during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Most trams will operate to a 5-10 minute frequency from 5.30pm to 2am. After 2am, trams will operate
every 30 minutes until the first scheduled service on 1 January 2014.
Routes 24, 30, 78, 79, 82 and City Circle trams will not operate all night.

Please see below a guide to New Year’s Eve trams.

1: Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will operate in two sections: South Melbourne Beach to Southbank Boulevard, and East Coburg to Melbourne Central Station.

3a, 5, 6, 64, 67: Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will terminate at Arts Precinct. Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop between Stop 14 Arts Precinct and Stop 20 Domain Interchange.

8: Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will operate in two sections: Toorak to Arts Precinct, and Moreland to Melbourne Central Station. Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop between Stop 14 Arts Precinct and Stop 20 Domain Interchange.

16 Between 5.30pm - 2am every second tram towards Kew will terminate at Stop 48 Hawthorn Road & Dandenong Road. Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop between Stop 14 Arts Precinct and Stop 20 Domain Interchange.

19 Between 9.30pm - 12.00am every second tram towards North Coburg will terminate at Stop 19 Brunswick Road & Sydney Road.

24, 30, City Circle Trams will operate until 5.30pm.

48: Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop at Stop 12 Powlett Street & Wellington Perade.

55: Between 6pm - 2.30am trams will terminate at Stop 2 Flinders Lane & Market Street

57: Between 6pm 2am every second tram towards West Maribyrnong will terminate at Stop 33 Melbourne Showgrounds

59: Between 6pm - 2am every second tram towards Airport West will terminate at Stop 47
Keilor Road & Mt Alexandra Road.

70: Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will terminate at Stop 6 Russell Street & Flinders Street

72: Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will terminate at Arts Precinct. Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop between Stop 14 Arts Precinct and Domain Interchange. Between 5.30pm - 2am every second tram towards Camberwell will terminate at Stop 51 Gardiner Station.

75:Between 5.30pm - 2.30am trams will terminate at Stop 6 Russell St & Flinders St. Between 5.30pm - 2am trams will not stop at Stop 12 Powlett Street & Wellington Perade. Between 6pm - 2am every second tram towards Vermont South will terminate at Stop 70 Blackburn Road & Burwood Road.

78/79: Route 79 trams will operate as Route 78 North Richmond to Prahran.

86: Between 6pm - 2am trams will terminate at Stop 119 Spencer Street & La Trobe Street. Between 6pm - 2am every second trip towards Bundoora RMIT will terminate at Stop 60 La Trobe University.

112: Between 6pm - 2am every second tram towards West Preston will terminate at Stop 34 Miller Street & St Georges Road.


Yarra Trams wrote:Extra trams and free travel for New Year's Eve
16 December, 2013

NYE
All major tram routes which run through the city will operate all night on Tuesday 31 December/Wednesday 1 January for New Year's Eve celebrations.

Customer service employees and operational staff will be located at key points around the CBD to assist with customer service enquiries and tram connections.

Our passenger information team, based at the Yarra Trams Operations Centre, will be updating Twitter and passenger displays at stops throughout the night.

All night trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency through New Year's Eve, with a number of changes to regular running later in the evening and through the night.

Route 1 operates in two parts from 5.30pm to 2.30am
South Melbourne Beach to Southbank Boulevard
East Coburg to Melbourne Central

Route 3 will run as Route 3a via St Kilda, terminating at the Arts Precinct from 5.30pm to 2.30am.

Route 3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 will terminate at Arts Precinct from 5.30pm to 2.30am and run express from Arts Precinct to Domain Interchange from 5.30pm to 2am.

Routes 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 from the suburbs will terminate at the Arts Precinct from 5.30pm to 2.30am

Route 8 will operate in two parts from 5.30pm to 2.30am
Toorak to Arts Precinct
Moreland to Melbourne Central

Route 16 will terminate every second trip at Hawthorn Road and Dandenong Road from 9.30pm to 2am.

Route 19 will terminate every second trip at Brunswick Road until midnight.

Route 48 will not stop at Stop 12 Powlett Street from 5.30pm to 2am.

Route 55 will terminate at Stop 2 Flinders Lane and Market Street from 6pm to 2.30am.

Route 57 will terminate every second trip at the Showgrounds until 2am.

Route 59 will terminate every second trip at Stop 47 Mt Alexander Road and Keilor Road until 2am.

Route 70 and 75 will terminate at Stop 6 Flinders Street and Russell Street from 5.30pm to 2.30am. Route 75 will not stop at Stop 12 Powlett Street from 5.30pm to 2am.

Route 72 will terminate every second trip at 51a Malvern Road and Burke Road until 2am.

Route 86 will terminate at Stop 1 La Trobe Street and Spencer Street from 6pm to 2am, and every second trip towards Bundoora at Stop 60 La Trobe University until 2am.

Route 96 and 109 run all night.

Route 112 will terminate every second trip at Stop 34 Miller Street and St Georges Road until 2am.

Route 24, Route 30, Route 78/79, Route 82 and the City Circle will not operate through the night.

Free travel from 6pm
Tram travel will be free from 6pm Thursday 31 December to the start of reguarly scheduled services on 1 January. There's no need to touch on, but if you do you won't be charged.


Seems Metro have added extra trains will run after 3am for those on the Pakenham/Cranbourne & Frankston lines this year, eliminating the hour long gaps that most other lines have to tolerate. Surprised that even the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein customers still only get a hourly train after 2:30am though.

Once again the shuttle train options are not clearly stated in the summary online or the poster - this could easily be done with footnotes. I'm sure someone will defend the fact the information can be found on the PTV website timetables or journey planner, but passengers should not need to go hunting after reading an article prominently shown on the Metro website homepage (which fails to include a link to the PTV website timetables).

It is also not stated that passengers which stations will be open after midnight - i.e. those celebrating at Docklands or Flagstaff Gardens can board all these trains at Southern Cross, but the loop stations are shut

Metro Trains wrote:Extra Services: New Year’s Eve

We’re running extra trains to get you to and from the city this New Year’s Eve and travel after 6pm (until the first normal service on New Year’s Day) will be free. There’s no need to touch on, but if you do you won’t be charged. Please note, on Wednesday 1 January, services will operate to a Saturday timetable.

On New Year’s Eve, in addition to our to our normal weekday services, the following extra services will operate:

Click here to download a PDF of the services

To City

Before midnight there will be additional trains to Flinders Street from:
South Morang – 9:01pm, 10:18pm, 10:41pm, 11:44pm, 11:59.
Eltham – 8:32pm, 9:21pm, 10:20pm, 11:18pm.
Greensborough – 10:43pm, 10:55pm.
Ringwood – 8:57pm, 9:16pm, 9:45pm, 10:20pm, 10:51pm, 11:27pm, 11:51pm.
Glen Waverley – 9:40pm, 10:14pm, 10:45pm, 11:09pm.
Dandenong – 8:05pm, 8:23pm, 9:05pm, 9:28pm.
Pakenham – 7:55pm, 11:10pm, 11:26pm, 11:43pm, 11:57pm.
Frankston – 6:32pm, 6:52pm, 7:51pm, 8:15pm, 11:16pm, 11:34pm, 11:53pm.
Sandringham – 11:48pm.
Werribee – 10:40pm, 11:52pm.
Craigieburn – 9:20pm, 10:53pm, 11:40pm.
Upfield – Nil
Sunbury – Buses will replace Sunbury line services stopping all stations to Albion then express to Racecourse. Buses will also run stopping all stations Albion to North Melbourne. Sunshine to Racecourse express.

After midnight there will be additional trains to Flinders Street from:
South Morang – 12:29am, 12:59am, 1:34am, 1:46am, 2:56am, 3:45am.
Eltham – 12:09am, 1:56am.
Hurstbridge – 12:05am, 1:02am, 2:06am, 3:11am, 3:46am.
Heidelberg – 12:11am.
Macleod – 12:17am.
Ringwood – 12:34am.
Belgrave – 12:23am, 12:57am, 2:16am, 3:17am.
Lilydale – 12:46am, 1:36.
Glen Waverley – 12:00am, 12:20am, 12:47am, 1:18am, 1:28am, 1:50am, 2:17am, 3:12am,
Pakenham – 12:25am, 12:55am, 2:30am, 3:30am.
Cranbourne – 2:58am.
Frankston – 12:23am, 12:53am, 1:25am, 1:53am, 2:15am, 3:00am.
Sandringham – 12:12am, 12:27am, 12:47am, 1:20am, 1:50am, 2:09am, 2:49am, 3:49am. Werribee – 12:22am, 1:02am, 1:33am, 1:59am, 2:29am, 3:05am, 3:33, 4:10am.
Craigieburn – 12:12am, 12:42am, 1:19am, 2:10am, 2:40am, 3:09am.
Upfield – 12:01am, 12:16am, 12:46, 1:13am, 1:40am, 2:28am, 3:23am, 3:50am.
Sunbury – Buses will replace trains to Racecourse then trains will run to City as follows: 12:12am, 12:30am, 12:50am, 12:59am, 1:14am, 1:37am, 1:50am, 2:15am, 2:50am, 3:29am, 4:34am.

From City

After the early fireworks display there will be extra trains from Flinders Street to:
South Morang – 9:46pm, 10:18pm.
Greensborough – 9:51pm, 10:04pm.
Macleod – 11:22pm.
Heidelberg – 11:35pm
Ringwood – 10:03pm, 10:26pm, 11:21pm.
Glen Waverley – 9:53pm, 10:20pm
Werribee – 10:20pm.
Sunbury – Services will depart Flinders Street to Racecourse then bus to Sunbury
Craigieburn – 10:04pm, 10:43pm, 11:33pm.
Pakenham – 10:20pm.
Frankston – 10:06pm, 10:26pm.

After midnight there will be extra trains from Flinders Street to:
South Morang – 12:40am, 12:50am, 1:10am, 1:30am, 1:50am, 2:15am, 2:50am, 3:50am, 4:20am, 4:54am.
Eltham – 12:30am, 1:00am, 1:35am.
Hurstbridge – 12:45am, 1:15am, 2:00am, 2:34am, 3:34am, 4:34am.
Lilydale – 12:25am, 12:45am, 1:05am, 1:35am, 2:36am, 4:31am.
Belgrave – 12:35am, 12:55am, 1:20am, 1:54am, 3:32am.
Ringwood – 2:18am.
Glen Waverley – 12:30am, 12:40am, 12:50am, 1:02am, 1:24am, 1:43am, 2:15am, 3:00am, 4:00am.
Werribee – 12:35am, 12:53am, 1:07am, 1:34am, 2:00am, 2:34am,3:08am, 3:50am, 4:47am.
Sunbury – Train to Flemington Racecourse then bus to Sunbury 12:39am, 12:48am, 1:04am, 1:26am, 1:52am, 2:19am, 2:59am, 3:54am, 05:00am.
Craigieburn – 12:31am, 12:45am, 1:00am, 1:23am, 1:44am, 2:09am, 2:39am 3:09am, 4:09am.
Upfield – 12:33am, 12:56am, 1:17am, 1:39am, 2:23am, 2:57am, 3:28am, 4:23am.
Cranbourne – 12:27am, 12:54am, 1:41am.
Pakenham – 12:42am, 1:06am, 1:18am, 2:04am, 2:30am, 3:10am, 3:29am 3:48am, 4:29am.
Frankston – 12:33am, 12:46am, 12:57am, 1:10am, 1:45am, 2:10am, 2:35am, 2:59am, 3:27am, 3:59am.
Sandringham – 12:38am, 12:50am, 1:00am, 1:22am, 1:51am, 2:25am, 3:04am, 4:04am, 4:45am.


Curiously, PTV have left off the 605 from the list of bus routes that will be disrupted on NYE, despite Flinders St being closed (see City of Melbourne website).

PTV wrote:Temporary diversions for bus routes 216, 219, 220, 232, 250, 251, 302 and 340: Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Added: 17 December 2013

Due to road closures in the city for New Year’s Eve celebrations, bus routes 216, 219, 220, 232, 250, 251, 302 and 340 will be temporarily diverted from 6pm on Tuesday 31 December.

Routes 216, 219 and 220
Route 216 to Caroline Springs and routes 219 and 220 to Sunshine: buses will travel via the normal route to Power Street, continue into Whiteman Street, turn right into Clarendon Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Queen Street turn left into Lonsdale Street and back to the normal route.

Route 216 to Brighton and routes 219 and 220 to Gardenvale: buses will travel via the normal route along Lonsdale Street, turn right into Queen Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Clarendon Street, turn left into Whiteman Street, continue into Power Street and back to the normal route.

Route 232
Route 232 to Queen Victoria Market: buses will travel via the normal route along Flinders Street, turn left into Spencer Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Queen Street and back to the normal route.

Route 232 to Altona North: buses will travel via the normal route along Queen Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Spencer Street, turn right into Flinders Street and back to the normal route.

Routes 250 and 251
Routes 250 and 251 to Garden City: buses will travel via the normal route to Queen Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Market Street, turn right into Flinders Lane, turn left into Kings Way, turn right into York Street, turn right into Clarendon Street, turn left into City Road and back to the normal route.

Route 250 to La Trobe University and Route 251 to Northland Shopping Centre: buses will travel via the normal route to City Road, turn right into Clarendon Street, turn left into Market Street, turn right into Moray Street, turn left into York Street, turn left into Kings Way, turn right into Flinders Lane, turn left into William Street, turn right into Collins Street, turn left into Queen Street and back to the normal route.

Route 302
Route 302 to the city: buses will travel via the normal route to Lonsdale Street, turn left into William Street, turn left into Collins Street, turn left into Queen Street and terminate.

Route 302: buses will leave from Queen Street.

340
Route 340 to the city: buses will terminate on Bourke Street, between Russell and Exhibition streets.

Route 340 to La Trobe University: buses will leave from Bourke Street.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:40 pm

PTV have made updates to the public holiday articles on their website either on Friday or over the weekend, rectifying many of the issues I raised above, although 468 is still listed as operating, when the online timetable doesn't show any service on Boxing Day or New Years Day. Hmmm..... :?

PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Sunday timetable.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Sunday frequency. City Circle tram will not run.

Metropolitan buses
All routes will run to a Sunday timetable, except routes 561, 605, 681, 682 and 684 which will not run.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Sunday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Ballarat, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Horsham, Mildura, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in Latrobe Valley will run to a Sunday timetable.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Sunday timetable.


PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 468, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 569, 571, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 606, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 605, 843, 845, 849, 861

The following route will operate to an enhanced Summer holiday Saturday timetable:
788

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

Routes not listed above will not run on Boxing Day.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
All routes will operate to a Saturday timetable, except the following:

The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 468, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 569, 571, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 606, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 788, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 605, 843, 845, 849 and 861

The following route will operate to an enhanced Summer holiday Saturday timetable:
788

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

Routes not listed above will not run on New Years Day.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:43 pm

I also note that the news item on the PTV website regarding Summer Timetables for Metro Trains has been updated to better explain the changes to the loop operation on the Northern group on weekday afternoons / evenings, along with advice for Stony Point line passengers to catch earlier trains into Frankston. Better late than never I suppose! :)

Text on the Metro website still unchanged with no references to the Stony Point line.

PTV wrote:Summer works timetable changes – Metro train changes
Added: 13 December 2013

Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

Alamein
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Alamein line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

If you are transferring to other Metro or V/Line lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Belgrave/Lilydale
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Belgrave / Lilydale lines will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 2 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

3 to 24 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will have a reduced timetable.
Buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Ringwood stations.

25 to 26 January
The Belgrave and Lilydale lines will run a regular weekend timetable.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Craigieburn
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Craigieburn line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Craigieburn line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

Citybound Craigieburn line trains will run via the City Loop to Flinders Street Station all day. Trains to Craigieburn will run via Southern Cross Station all day. This will result in some altered afternoon departure times on weekdays.

A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Cranbourne/Pakenham
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Frankston
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Frankston line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Frankston line will have a reduced timetable on weekdays during the day, and a change in stopping patterns on some services.

A regular timetable will be in place on evenings and weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Glen Waverley
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Glen Waverley line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Glen Waverley line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Hurstbridge
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Hurstbridge line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

Please note, from 22 December, all Hurstbridge line City Loop trains will operate clockwise around the loop, seven days a week, providing a more consistent service for passengers.

22 December
Due to vegetation clearing, buses will replace all trains between Heidelberg and Hurstbridge on Sunday 22 December.

22 December to 26 January
The Hurstbridge line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Sandringham
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Sandringham line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Sandringham line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

South Morang
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The South Morang line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

Please note, from 22 December, all South Morang line City Loop trains will operate clockwise around the loop, seven days a week, providing a more consistent service for passengers.

22 December to 26 January
The South Morang line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Stony Point
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Stony Point line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works, however, changes to the Frankston line timetable mean some connections at Frankston will be affected.

22 December to 26 January
Travelling to the city:
All trains travelling from Stony Point to Frankston will connect with trains to the city.

Travelling to Stony Point:
Some weekday trains returning to Stony Point will not connect with the usual trains from Frankston. Please allow extra time for your journey and catch an earlier train from the City to ensure your connection.

Trains will connect as normal on weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Sunbury
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Sunbury line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 to 27 December
The Sunbury line will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks and in the middle of the day.
Citybound Sunbury line trains will run via the City Loop to Flinders Street Station all day. Trains to Sunbury will run via Southern Cross Station all day. This will result in some altered afternoon departure times on weekdays.

A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

28 December to 19 January
Sunbury to Albion: A mixture of buses and shuttle trains will replace normal train services for all stations between Sunbury and Albion due to RRL works.
Albion to Footscray: Buses will replace train services for all stations between Albion and Footscray due to RRL works.

Download detailed information about the rail replacement bus arrangements.
Changes to your travel (PDF) 474 kB

Also see Buses replacing trains on the Sunbury, Ballarat and Bendigo lines: Saturday 28 December 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014

20 to 26 January
The Sunbury line will have a reduced timetable and a change in some stopping patterns on weekdays during the morning and afternoon peaks and in the middle of the day.

Citybound Sunbury line trains will run via the City Loop to Flinders Street Station all day. Trains to Sunbury will run via Southern Cross Station all day. This will result in some altered afternoon departure times on weekdays.

A regular timetable will be in place on weekends.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Upfield
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

22 December to 26 January
Citybound Upfield line trains will run via the City Loop to Flinders Street Station all day. Trains to Upfield will run via Southern Cross Station all day. This will result in some altered afternoon departure times on weekdays.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Werribee
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Werribee line will have a summer works timetable in place from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

22 December to 26 January
The Werribee line will have a reduced timetable during weekday peaks.

A regular timetable will be in place at other times.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.

Williamstown
Public transport timetable changes over summer will accommodate major construction works on the Regional Rail Link and removal of two level crossings in Mitcham, and ensure you can get where you need to go while work is underway.

The Williamstown line will run a normal timetable throughout summer works.

If you are transferring to other Metro or V/Line lines you should be aware that summer works timetable changes will be in place on other lines from Sunday 22 December 2013 to Sunday 26 January 2014.

To plan ahead, use the Journey Planner.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:45 pm

A news item has also finally surfaced over the weekend regarding the Albury line changes over summer...a quick look on the V/line website did not uncover the same item.

PTV wrote:Coaches replacing trains on the Albury line: Saturday 28 December 2013 - Sunday, 19 January 2014
Added: 21 December 2013

Due to Regional Rail Link works a mixture of coaches and trains will operate on the Albury line.

General Information
Please allow an extra 30 minutes for your journey.
In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from the Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street.
No checked luggage, no bikes and no pets allowed on replacement coaches.
Customers needing special assistance please call 1800 800 007 at least 24 hours before travelling.

Saturday 28 Decemeber - Sunday 2 January
On your journey to Melbourne, you can catch a replacement bus to Southern Cross Station. Replacement buses will run express between Seymour and Melbourne.

If travelling from Melbourne, replacement buses will run from Southern Cross Station towards Albury.

Monday 3 January - Sunday 19 January
If you are travelling on either the AM or PM service from Albury, you will travel by train to Broadmeadows and then swap to a replacement bus, or you could catch a metro train from Broadmeadows.

If you need to travel from Melbourne towards Albury on either the AM or PM service, you can either catch a metro train to Broadmeadows station then board the Albury train service there, or catch a replacement coach from Southern Cross Station to Broadmeadows, and board the Albury train service there.

If you are travelling on the midday service your entire journey to and from Albury will be via a replacement bus.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:53 pm

Finally, the remaining summer holiday bus timetables are now available on the PTV website - however, dates differ from the news item posted last Monday (which is unchanged)...seems the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing??? :twisted: Not good for those who might have checked the website for the summer holiday dates last week and now will find a longer wait for their bus tomorow.

Timetables for 475, 476, 501, 605 are shown as running from 23/12 to 17/1 (not 27/12 to 24/1). The 476 timetable is incorrectly showing various school day only trips.

Timetable for 733 is shown running from 30/12 to 24/1 (not 27/12 to 24/1)

Summer weekend timetable for 788 applies from 26/12 to 26/1 (not including the Australia Day substitute holiday on 27/1) - a similar issue to previous years has occurred, with the normal Saturday times appearing amongst the summer timetable for both Boxing Day & New Years Day. You'd think they could get this right by now.

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:21 pm

RailwayBus wrote:Metro have published the altered timetables for everyone to see, well in advance of it operating. It is up to customers to make the appropriate travel arrangements. It's not like Metro has done this silently and not told anyone which trains will and won't run.


Although it's fair to say the timetables were made available in well in advance, it wasn't made clear to Stony Point passengers that they needed to check the timetables closely to find out their connections were cancelled. All that was needed was a simple dot point or two on the online information and in the printed summer timetable booklet, similar to what has now been added to the PTV website (see above). But as you say, only a small number of passengers make the transfer, and it's no worse than the countless bus connections across Melbourne that will be disrupted during the summer timetable period.

My point however wasn't simply that it wasn't communicated clearly, but also that Metro have put little thought into choosing the cancelled trains to minimise inconveniencing Stony Point passengers. Had Metro cancelled the :13, :33 & :53 inter-peak departures from Flinders St instead of the :03,:23 & :43 services, most of the timetabled connections would have been maintained.

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:07 pm

An updated news item has now been made available showing the new set of dates for the summer timetables, including a reference to 601 - however, I note the 605 & 733 are listed twice…

PTV wrote:Summer timetables for bus routes 401, 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 601, 605 and 733
Added: 16 December 2013

Bus routes 401, 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 601, 605 and 733 will run to a summer timetable with reduced services.

Route 401: buses will run every four to six minutes on weekdays from 25 November 2013 to 14 February 2014. Please note that Route 401 will not run on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Australia Day.
Routes 475, 476, 501, 503, 506 and 605: summer timetables in effect from 23 December 2013 to 17 January 2014
Route 601: buses will run every 12 minutes on weekdays from 22 November 2013 to 17 February 2014. Please note that Route 601 will not run between 23 December and 27 December or on New Year's Day and Australia Day.
Routes 605 and 733: summer timetables in effect from 27 December 2013 to 25 January 2014
Route 733: summer timetables in effect from 30 December 2013 to 24 January 2014

Customers should check their timetable and journey planner before they travel.


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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby RailwayBus » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:42 pm

Craig wrote:My point however wasn't simply that it wasn't communicated clearly, but also that Metro have put little thought into choosing the cancelled trains to minimise inconveniencing Stony Point passengers. Had Metro cancelled the :13, :33 & :53 inter-peak departures from Flinders St instead of the :03,:23 & :43 services, most of the timetabled connections would have been maintained.

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Well there are now new timetabled connections. Timetables change from time to time and not every feature of them can be maintained. It's something that people have to deal with. An extra 10 minutes is not a big deal when timetables have been made available to the public well in advance, and not just sprung on them on the day.
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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:57 pm

The Boxing Day & New Years Day articles have now been updated to remove references to 468 running.

PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 569, 571, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 606, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 605, 843, 845, 849, 861

The following route will operate to an enhanced Summer holiday Saturday timetable:

788

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

Routes not listed above will not run on Boxing Day.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on New Year's Day, Wednesday 1 January.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
All routes will operate to a Saturday timetable, except the following:

The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 569, 571, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 606, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 788, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 605, 843, 845, 849 and 861

The following route will operate to an enhanced Summer holiday Saturday timetable:
788

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
684

Routes not listed above will not run on New Years Day.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


The Summer holiday bus timetable article has also been updated again to remove the original dates for 605 & 733:
PTV wrote:Summer timetables for bus routes 401, 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 601, 605 and 733
Added: 16 December 2013

Bus routes 401, 475, 476, 501, 503, 506, 601, 605 and 733 will run to a summer timetable with reduced services.

  • Route 401: buses will run every four to six minutes on weekdays from 25 November 2013 to 14 February 2014. Please note that Route 401 will not run on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Australia Day.
  • Routes 475, 476, 501, 503, 506 and 605: summer timetables in effect from 23 December 2013 to 17 January 2014
  • Route 601: buses will run every 12 minutes on weekdays from 22 November 2013 to 17 February 2014. Please note that Route 601 will not run between 23 December and 27 December or on New Year's Day and Australia Day.
  • Route 733: summer timetables in effect from 30 December 2013 to 24 January 2014

Customers should check their timetable and journey planner before they travel.


Unfortunately, Ventura has been tweeting the link to the original article on their twitter feed, that shows the 733 starting the holiday timetable on Friday. One of their tweets, linking to the item containing the wrong set of the dates for other routes, was re-posted to the Metro Trains twitter feed, potentially confusing customers on other routes who may have opened the link. This again highlights the importance of getting these things right the first time.

The 788 timetables are still showing both the normal & summer holiday timetables for Boxing Day & New Years Day. :( The NightRider trips obviously shouldn't be listed for Boxing Day either.
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Yet another issue I have uncovered that needs fixing is the 216 timetables for public holidays are currently omitting some of the shortworking variants at the start and end of the day - for instance the Christmas Day timetable is missing 4 trips that commence at Burnside Shopping Centre that are shown on the Sunday timetable.
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The issue that M.A.N. 16.242 identified regarding ex Melbourne Bus Link timetable templates still showing the old public holiday operation information on the template is also yet to be fixed.

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:00 pm

A very curious news item was posted on the PTV website homepage early this afternoon...

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PTV wrote:Christmas Day tram services - Wednesday, 25 December 2013
Added: 24 December 2013

Tram services will operate to a Sunday timetable on Christmas Day. To find out what time tram services are operating on Christmas Day, please check the Sunday timetable for your route.

If using journey planner please select Sunday 29 December to get the correct timetable information for Christmas Day - Wednesday, 25 December.

All public transport on Christmas Day is free.


The article indirectly refers to the fact that the journey planner & website tram timetables are not showing correctly for the festive period - not just tomorrow, but for most days over the next week... :!:

Christmas Day: Monday to Thursday tram timetable shown. Should be Sunday timetable starting with first tram as per weekdays. Route 48 example below.
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Boxing Day: Monday to Thursday tram timetable shown. Should be Saturday timetable finishing one hour earlier than usual. Route 55 example below.
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Friday 27th Dec: Monday to Thursday tram timetable shown. Should be Saturday timetable with normal finish. Route 67 example below. The last tram should be after 1am on Friday night.
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Monday 30th Dec: Monday to Thursday tram timetable shown. Should be Saturday timetable finishing one hour earlier than usual. Route 3/3a example below. Trams will be running as 3a via St Kilda each day from 25/12 to 1/1, but the PTV suggests they will be operating via Route 3...
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Tuesday 31st Dec: Monday to Thursday tram timetable shown. Should be Saturday timetable until approx 6pm, then extra trams overnight (ideally also incorporating the service alterations posted above). Route 70 example below, still showing trams operating from Docklands after 6pm and no extra evening trams.
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New Years Day No tram timetables available at all. Should be Saturday timetable finishing one hour earlier than usual. Times are also missing from the journey planner - I tried searching for a simple trip like Union Rd Surrey Hills to Kew Junction, only to be presented with bus options, not the direct 109 option.
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31st Dec - 24th Jan timetable: Outbound Route 75 timetable is not showing on Monday to Thursday or Friday timetables (other than some early morning car-outs from Camberwell Depot)
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I have only posted a single example for each day - the same issue appears on all routes (with the exception of the last one).

There is also still no news item on PTV's website stating that a Saturday timetable applies on the three working days between Christmas & New Years Day...(with earlier finish on the 30th December)

While it's true a large number of passengers rely on the Tramtracker app to find out when the next tram is (which seems to be showing the correct scheduled timetable for Christmas Day & Boxing Day), the incorrect information in the journey planner & online will not be any use to those planning multi-modal trips over the next week, trying to work out tram times in advance when they know frequencies are poor (for instance, every half hour tomorrow morning & evening on most routes) or even just wanting to know when the first or last tram will be...

There seems to be a lack of quality control here - surely both PTV & Yarra Trams should be preforming spot-checks to ensure the timetables are correct & complete as soon they go live to the public? It should have been obvious the wrong timetable for Christmas Day timetable had been uploaded prior to today. :twisted:

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Re: 2013/2014 Summer Timetables

Postby Craig » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:38 pm

I decided to check the PTV website again late tonight to see if the tram timetables had been corrected at all yet or if an article was added explaning the incorrect timetables for the next few days - not yet, but I wasn't expecting much to be done on a public holiday.

I did notice another update to the Boxing Day article though. 504 is now listed as running a special timetable. In fact, a normal Saturday timetable ran (as correctly shown on the timetable for 504), but the 504, along with the 505, were omiited from the long list.

The article for New Years Day still is missing any reference to 504 or 505.

PTV wrote:Public transport timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December
Added: 19 December 2013

Public transport will run to different timetables on Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December.

Metropolitan trains
Trains will run to a Saturday timetable without the last two late night services.

Metropolitan trams
Trams will run to a Saturday frequency with the last tram to run one hour earlier than a normal Saturday.

Metropolitan buses
The following routes will run to a Saturday timetable:
200, 201, 202, 207, 215, 216, 219, 220, 223, 232, 235, 246, 250, 251, 270, 271, 273, 279, 280, 281, 282, 284, 286, 293, 295, 302, 305, 364, 366, 367, 400, 402, 406, 408, 409, 410, 411, 412, 418, 419, 425, 432, 436, 437, 439, 442, 443, 444, 446, 447, 448, 449, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 465, 467, 471, 472, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 484, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 501, 508, 510, 513, 517, 520, 527, 528, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 540, 541, 542, 544, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 562, 564, 566, 567, 569, 571, 572, 573, 575, 577, 578, 579, 580, 582, 600, 606, 623, 624, 625, 626, 630, 631, 663, 664, 670, 679, 683, 685, 688, 690, 691, 693, 695, 701, 703, 708, 709, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 742, 753, 754, 755, 765, 766, 767, 770, 771, 772, 775, 779, 780, 781, 782, 784, 785, 789, 790, 791, 811, 812, 813, 822, 824, 825, 828, 831, 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837,839, 841, 846, 847, 848, 850, 858, 862, 891, 892, 893, 894, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 901, 902, 903, 905, 906, 907, 908, 922, 923, 924, 925, 926, 927, 928, 929.

The following routes will run to a Sunday timetable:
481, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 605, 843, 845, 849, 861

The following route will operate to an enhanced Summer holiday Saturday timetable:
788

The following routes will run to a special timetable:
504, 684

Routes not listed above will not run on Boxing Day.

V/Line trains and coaches
V/Line trains and coaches will run to a Saturday timetable with changes to some coach services.

Regional buses
Buses in the following regional towns will not run.
Ararat, Horsham, Portland, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

Buses in the following regional towns will run to a Sunday timetable.
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong/Bellarine Peninsula*, Latrobe Valley and Mildura.

*Please note that the Geelong – Apollo Bay coach will operate to a Saturday summer timetable.


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