Public Transport To Oaks Day

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Public Transport to Oaks Day

3 November 2009

A train, tram or bus is the best way to get to and from Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on Thursday 5 November. Special trains and trams will run for patrons heading to the racecourse.

More preparation than ever has gone into getting the network ready for this year's Cup Carnival, so public transport is a great way to go.

To ensure rail capacity on the day Werribee services will run at 20 minute intervals during the period between the morning and afternoon peaks.

"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 leaving the car at home makes sense," 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 journey planner at metlinkmelbourne.com.au or call 131 638.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a fully ticketed event. Patrons can't buy tickets at the Flemington gate.

Oaks Day public transport service information:

Trains

Getting there:
Frequent race trains will leave Flinders Street Station platforms 8 and 9 from 8.43am and stop at Southern Cross Station on Platform 14 and North Melbourne Station on Platform 6, then run express to Flemington Racecourse. Between 10.20am and 1pm, services will run every 4 minutes.

Getting home:
Race trains will depart Flemington Racecourse at frequent intervals from 2pm until 9pm and stop at North Melbourne, Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations.

Trams

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

Buses on Route 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds via Footscray) run every 15 minutes on weekdays. Alight on Fisher Parade, near the Riverbank entrance. Buses on Route 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds via Newmarket) run every 20 40 minutes on weekdays and can drop you within walking distance of the racecourse. Alight on Smithfield Road.

Media line: 0466 017 500

SOURCE: Metlink

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