Public Transport To Derby Day

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28th October 2009, 06:26pm - Views: 725
Public transport to Derby Day

A train, tram or bus is the best way to get to and from Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 31 October.

Extra trains and trams will run so that patrons can get to CBD stations and out to the racecourse in plenty of time. With buses on standby and extra staff on the ground and in the call centre, public transport is a top bet for a dream run.

"Despite the large crowds, public transport is the easy option for getting to Flemington and so convenient. A train, tram or bus can drop you within walking distance of the racecourse so you won't have to worry about traffic or parking the car," Metlink CEO Bernie Carolan said.

However, racegoers are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to plan ahead.

To plan your trip to the races, use the online journey planner at or call Metlink on 131 638.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event. Patrons must pre-purchase their tickets through Ticketmaster or at selected city train stations.

Derby Day public transport service information:


Getting there: Race trains will leave Flinders Street platforms 8 and 9 between 8.15am and 3pm every few minutes and stop at Southern Cross Station on Platform 14, North Melbourne Station on Platform 6 and then run express to the racecourse.

From 3.12pm, race trains will run express to Flemington Racecourse from Flinders Street Station.

Getting home: Race trains from Flemington Racecourse to Flinders Street Station will run express from 8.36am until 1.54pm.

Between 2pm and 9pm, frequent trains will run from Flemington Racecourse and stop at North Melbourne, Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations.

Extra trains will also run to and from Ringwood Station for racegoers.


You can catch a Route 57 tram, or one of the extra trams running express to the racecourse every few minutes, from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders streets (Stop 1). Alight at Stop 29.


Buses on Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray) run every 20 minutes on Saturdays. Alight on Fisher Parade, near the Riverbank entrance.

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Media line: 0466 017 500

SOURCE: Metlink

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