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Night Train

What is Night Train?

Night Train is the all night weekend train service that will run on Friday and Saturday nights in 2016, with all trains running in and out of Flinders Street Station.

When will Night Trains run?

Night Trains run hourly all night on weekends on all lines, except Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines.

Many stations will benefit from more frequent train services through the night, where they are serviced by two or more train lines. For example, key stations such as Footscray, Caulfield, Clifton Hill and Burnley, and several others, will have two trains an hour.

What is the service offering?

Major junctions such as Richmond, South Yarra and North Melbourne will have even more trains an hour as they are serviced by several lines (e.g Richmond will have five trains an hour).

Some branches will have a shuttle train from their nearest major station – e.g the Williamstown line will operate as a shuttle train from Newport, and the Alamein line will operate as a shuttle from Camberwell, and the Cranbourne line will operate as a shuttle from Dandenong. The Lilydale and Belgrave lines will alternate as shuttles.

Ticket offices will be staffed at Premium Stations across the train network, and at other stations the red assistance button will connect passengers with a Metro customer service staff member at all times. For detailed information, see Night Network security, safety and noise.

Will all train stations be open?

In the City, Flinders Street Station will be the central hub for Night Trains. City Loop stations will continue to close shortly after midnight as they do now, and Southern Cross Station will close shortly after 1am. After 1am, all trains will run direct to and from Flinders Street Station.

Access to Flinders Street Station after 1am will only be through the main entrance on Swanston Street.

Night Trains stop at all stations on the rest of the metropolitan rail network, except on the Stony Point and Flemington Racecourse lines where trains will not operate.

Will Night Trains collect passengers inbound and outbound?

Yes – Night Trains will stop to collect passengers in both directions, which will be great for people travelling between suburban destinations, or travelling into the city for shift work. All trains will depart from and arrive into Flinders Street Station.

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:

Night Train timetables

Timetable information is now available and customers can also use the journey planner to plan their travel accordingly.