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puplic transport chrismas day?

we are staying at the sofitel in collins street and are having christmas lunch on the colonial tramcar (pick up from normanby road) is there any puplic transport chrismas day? what should i expect to pay for a taxi or can we walk it? we would also like to go to st kilda after lunch if possible what would be the best way to get there

thanks Edd

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1. Re: puplic transport chrismas day?

Yes there is public transport on Xmas Day,just runs on a sunday type timetable,so are reduced services,but shouldnt be a problem.

Also you can get to St Kilda by tram as well from the CBD along Swanston St.

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2. Re: puplic transport chrismas day?

Hello Edd60,

As already stated, public transport does run on public holidays, using the Sunday timetable. The base for the Tramcar Restaurant is just beyond the main stop for Crown Casino/Melbourne Convention Centre noted in the timetable, but there is a lesser stop right at the spot. On this website -

metlinkmelbourne.com.au/timetables/metropoli…

look up either the 109 or the 112 route timetable (on the latter you would need to alight at the Crown Casino/Melbourne Convention Centre stop as it is at this point that this line deviates from the 109 route). Just in case of late changes to the timetables, keep this number - Metlink and Viclink

131 638 - handy for instant information. Ahead of time buy a Sunday Saver ticket for Metlink (trams, trains and buses) and you will be set. The Sofitel is in Collins Street; just one main block away parallel to it is Bourke Street where you find the 96 tram which would also stop at the right spot, before that line deviates in turn. Its Sunday timetable may suit you better. When it is all over, it is walkable back to your hotel along Southbank beside the river, use Princes Bridge to the north side of the river, past Federation Square, cutting up through Birrarung Marr to Exhibition Street and Collins Street, providing the weather is not too hot, windy or whatever, thus walking off all those goodies!

I think you have planned a great way of celebrating an Australian Christmas.

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3. Re: puplic transport chrismas day?

thanks for the info i owe you a beer :)

Edd

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4. Re: puplic transport chrismas day?

Actually, I've since realised that the Sunday Saver ticket probably won't work, even though the timetable for a public holiday will be the Sunday timetable, as Christmas Day is of course a weekday. But not to worry, a Zone1 Daily for each adult only costs $6.50, very cheap for a visitor to our shores given the current exchange rate and you can use it as often as you like on the day. Ask before you buy, anywhere you see the light blue 'Metcard sold here' sign, or on the tram itself if you have plenty of coins.

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5. Re: puplic transport chrismas day?

Depending on your capability, you can walk from the Sofitel to Normanby Rd. It would take no more than 30 minutes and there are no hills involved.

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