Night Network

Overview

What is Night Network?

Night Network will get you where you need to be. The Night Network trial comprises all night public transport on weekends, with all night trains and trams, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres.

Night Train iconNight Train: Hourly services in and out of the city on almost all metro train lines

Night Tram iconNight Tram: 30 minute service on six key tram routes throughout Melbourne

Night Bus iconNight Bus: 21 bus routes linking with trains from the city (this replaces NightRider services)

Night Coach iconNight Coach: 2am services to Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Traralgon

Who is delivering the one year trial?

PTV is leading the delivery of the one-year trial in partnership with Victoria Police. Metro Trains, Yarra Trams and V/Line deliver services across the network. Night Bus services are delivered by Ventura, Dysons and McKenzies bus operators.

Who has access to the all night services?

The trial network provides over 70 per cent of Melburnians with an all night train, tram or bus within one kilometre of their home, so that there is the best chance possible to properly assess the success of all night transport on weekends.

The one-year trial is being closely monitored to review and adjust services accordingly.

If successful, all night weekend public transport may be continued or modified where necessary.

What security measures are in place?

A key part of the Night Network trial is an extra police presence to provide a secure network that people choose to use. There are Victorian Police Protective Service Officers (PSOs) at the busiest stations and extra Transit Police travelling on many Night Network services. PSOs are situated at major stations across the network, making sure passengers are reassured by seeing a uniformed presence.

For detailed information, see Night Network security, safety and noise.

How is the trial being evaluated?

Community and customer feedback is the key to assessing the success of the trial.

Patronage on late night services is being closely monitored to assess the level of interest from the community and take up of services.

PTV is also seeking feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders, including local councils.

You can provide feedback via the Night Network Get involved page.

Are there different timetables for public holidays?

Night Network services run on all Friday and Saturday nights regardless of public holidays. Night Network services do not run on other nights even when a holiday Saturday timetable is operating.

Is Night Network free?

Night Network is not free, you still require a valid myki to travel on any of the Night Network services.

For more information, see Night Network fares and ticketing.

Where can I download information about the trial?

Route descriptions, FAQs and all the information on this and other pages can be found on the Night Network Get involved page.

All Night Network maps are now available on the Maps page.

How can I get involved and provide feedback on the Night Network trial?

Community and customer feedback is key to assessing the success of the trial.

Feedback can be provided in the following ways: