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 will deliver services across the network. Night Bus services will continue to be delivered by Ventura, Dysons and McKenzies bus operators.

Who will have access to the all night services?

The trial network has been designed to provide 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 will be 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 extra police presence to provide a secure network that people choose to use. There will be PSOs at the busiest stations and extra Transit Police travelling on many Night Network services. PSOs will be 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 will the trial be evaluated?

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

During the trial, patronage on late night services will be closely monitored to assess the level of interest from the community and take up of services.

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

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

Will there be different timetables for public holidays?

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

Is Night Network free?

Night Network is not free, you will 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 will be key to assessing the success of the trial.

Feedback can be provided in the following ways: