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Lunar Festival 2022

Sunday 23 January 2022

Date and time

Sunday 23 January, 3am to last tram.

Reason for service changes

Due to road closures associated with the 2022 Lunar Festival in Victoria Street.

Service changes

  • Route 12 trams run as Route 12a between St Kilda and Stop 12 St Vincent’s Plaza via La Trobe Street. No trams run between St Vincent’s Plaza and Victoria Gardens.
  • Route 109 trams run as Route 109a, diverting via Wellington Parade, Bridge Road and Church Street along Route 48, between Stop 8 Spring Street and Stop 29 Barkers Road.

Buses replace trams between Stop 7 101 Collins Street and Stop 29 Barkers Road. Buses divert around the festival via Church Street, Elizabeth Street and Hoddle Street/Albert Street.

Stops not serviced by replacement buses 

  • Stop 8 Spring Street
  • Stop 10 Parliament Station (towards city)
  • Stop 11 Albert Street (towards city)
  • Stop 13 Lansdowne Street (towards city)
  • Stop 18 Hoddle Street
  • Stop 25 River Boulevard

At accessible stops, buses will stop at the footpath nearby where possible.

Alternative travel options

  • Trains to or from North Richmond Station on the Hurstbridge or Mernda
  • Route 78 trams along Church Street.
  • Bus 246 along Hoddle Street between Bridge Road and Victoria Street.

During this time, trams and replacement buses run to normal frequency, however they may not arrive at the scheduled time. Allow extra time for your journey, and always wear a face mask while travelling.