Timetable Change from April 22

27 April, 2012

From Sunday 22 April 2012, Yarra Trams has adjusted the timetables on 11 routes. The changes coincide with new timetables on parts of the train and bus networks aimed at better aligning public transport services and connections across the network.

Which routes are affected?

1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 48, 64, 67, 72, 78/79

 What are the key changes?

  • An extra 23 services have been added to Routes 1 & 8 on Sundays to replace the current 30 minute frequency (early morning and late night) to become a 20 minute frequency. This change is in conjunction with Metro trains increasing the train services on weekends. 
  • 4 additional trips have been scheduled on Route 48 on weekdays to assist with loading during the peak periods in Bridge Road, Richmond. This will assist passengers in boarding and travelling in increased comfort for their morning and evening journey. 
  • Existing services on the St. Kilda Road/Swanston St corridor have had spacing improved to provide a more consistent timing of services.

Why the change?

These changes coincide with changes to train and bus timetables which took effect on the same day (Sunday 22 April 2012).

The St Kilda Road/Swanston Street corridor is the busiest tram boulevard in the world with a tram every minute in peak times.  Regular reviews of running times are conducted.With recent major infrastructure changes for these routes including the construction of platform stops along St. Kilda Rd and the commencement of the City of Melbourne's Swanston Street redevelopment, journey times on all routes were analysed and alterations made. The changes should improve reliability for passengers in this corridor.

Where can I get updated timetable information?

  • Replace your timetable with free real-time information from tramTRACKER®.  See tramtracker.yarratrams.com.au
  • Download your choice of timetable from ptv.vic.gov.au.  You can select:
    • The timetable just for your chosen stop (this is the same as you will see on display at your local stop)
    • A timetable showing only the major stops on a route
    • A full timetable showing all stops on the route
    • The journey planner to plan a full trip with all train, tram and bus services
  • Collect a Route Guide and Map on board any tram.  This provides a full map of the route including transport interchanges, shopping precincts and points of interest plus a summary of the frequency of tram services on that route across the week.
  • Call 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight daily) for journey planning and timetable information.

When is the next planned timetable change?

As our city changes, there is a need to review timetables and services on an ongoing basis.  In conjunction with Public Transport Victoria, any necessary changes will be implemented in April and October each year.  Timetable changes for Metro Trains, Yarra Trams and bus companies will be jointly implemented at these times.

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