Public transport suspended this Saturday

At the direction of Victoria Police, public transport will not run through the CBD on Saturday 18 September 2021.

This will impact all metropolitan and regional train services, trams and buses from 8am to 2pm with services expected to take some time to resume to regular timetable.

Major road closures on thoroughfares into the CBD will also be in place. Significant delays are expected on roads leading to the CBD. Access will only be granted at roadblocks to those travelling for essential work, healthcare or to attend a vaccination appointment.

Metropolitan train services will terminate at suburban stations, where can effectively turn around and continue to provide services away from the city.

Tram and bus routes into the city will terminate at stops some distance from the CBD boundary and turn around. Some routes will not run at all, while others will run to a reduced timetable.

Those people undertaking authorised travel are urged to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys and must carry identification and proof of their reason for travel such as an authorised worker permit, or vaccination booking confirmation.

Tram and bus services terminate closer to the CBD and are the best option for authorised travellers able to complete to their journey on foot.

As a last resort safety net for authorised travellers, two shuttle buses per hour will run from the eight suburban railway station termination points (see list below) to key drop-off points in and around the CBD. Passengers will be required to complete their journey by walking to their location from the CBD drop off points.

Victoria Police officers and PSOs will be checking proof of reasons for travel prior to boarding shuttle buses.

Information will be continually updated on the PTV website and app. We encourage everyone to regularly check to ensure they have the latest information.

Real-time traffic conditions are available at or via the VicTraffic smartphone app.