VIC timetable change

Additional public transport services from Melbourne CBD will take effect from January 1, 2016

Night buses will depart from Melbourne CBD in 2016 as part of a network timetable change to make public transport more accessible.

Trains will also stop at Flagstaff Station on weekends from January 1 2016, opening up the north-west corner of the city for the first time.

The change will improve access to Queen Victoria Market and Flagstaff Gardens, and make it easier for workers and local residents in the area to get home safer and sooner.

The long awaited opening of Flagstaff Station on weekends and public holidays is part of new 2016 Victorian train, tram and bus timetables.

The new timetables also include details of overnight services as part of the State Government’s Night Network trial of 24/7 public transport on weekends.

Night Buses will depart from the CBD around every half-an-hour, and from suburban stations including Elsternwick, Ringwood, Dandenong and Frankston every hour.

In addition, Night Coaches will run to Bendigo, Ballarat, Traralgon and Geelong, with services departing Southern Cross coach station around 2am and picking up at major stations along the route.

Minister for public transport Jacinta Allan says the State Government is delivering more services, more often, during peak hour, on weekends and late at night, to get people home safer and sooner every day.

"Opening Flagstaff Station on weekends will unlock the north-west corner of the city, making it easier for people to get to Queen Victoria Market or Flagstaff Gardens, and for locals to get to work and get home," she says.

"The new timetables include the hundreds of extra late night train, tram and bus services the Andrews Labor Government will provide through our Night Network trial of all night public transport on weekends."

The new 2016 timetables can be found on the PTV website at, or on the PTV Journey Planner App.

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