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Night Train

What is Night Train?

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

When do Night Trains run?

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

Many stations 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, Burnley and several others have two trains an hour.

What is the service offering?

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

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

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

Are all train stations open?

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

Access to Flinders Street Station after 1am is only 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 do not operate.

Do Night Trains collect passengers inbound and outbound?

Yes – Night Trains stop to collect passengers in both directions, which is great for people travelling between suburban destinations, or travelling into the city for shift work. All trains 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 is key to assessing the success of the trial.

Feedback can be provided in the following ways:

Night Train timetables

Check timetable information or customers can also use the journey planner to plan their travel accordingly.