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Santa's Grand Arrival 2018 (cancelled)

Friday 9 November to Saturday 10 November 2018

Cancelled Event

Update: 2.20pm Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 1.10pm Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 12.10pm Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 11.10am Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 10.10am Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 9.10am Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 7.05am Saturday 10 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. 

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between Spencer Street and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament Station via Flinders Street. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 10 Parliament Station

During this time, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. Please allow extra time for your journey.


Update: 9.15pm Friday 9 November 

Due to a police incident in Bourke Street on Friday 9 November, the Santa's Grand Arrival event has been cancelled. Please continue to follow instructions by @VictoriaPolice .

Service changes 

Date and time

Saturday 10 November, from 2am to 3.30pm

  • Route 86 and Route 96 trams run as Route 86a and Route 96a, diverting via La Trobe St between
    Spencer St and Melbourne Museum.
  • City Circle trams run a shortened service, between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 10 Parliament
    Station via Flinders St. La Trobe Street will not be serviced.

Extra trams run along Bourke Street between:

  • Stop 120 Lonsdale St and Stop 4 Queen St.
  • Stop 7 Russell St and Stop 11 Melbourne Museum.
  • Trams will not service Stop 5 Bourke St Mall or Stop 6 Swanston St.

During this event, trams will run to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at their scheduled time. We suggest you allow extra time for your journey.