Public Transport Impacts
Road closures for the Run for the Kids event will cause disruption to the tram and bus routes that travel through the Melbourne Central Business District in addition to regular taxi operations.
The public transport routes affected by each section of road closure are detailed in this section followed by a summary of all disrupted tram and bus routes, and effects to taxi services.
Tram operations will be maintained on St Kilda Road throughout the event and Flinders Street for as long as possible, as these have been identified as key routes in Melbourne’s tram network. In addition, tram services will be reintroduced as a priority in the road re-openings process.
Tram Service Alterations
Swanston Street Routes
Trams on St. Kilda Road / Swanston Street (No’s 1, 3a, 5, 6, 64, 67, 72) should not be directly affected by the Run for the Kids event.
Line 8 Services will operate in two parts from first to 1300; and, Moreland to Southbank Boulevard (last stop, Stop 14 – Arts Precinct); and, Toorak to Arts Precinct (last stop, Stop 14 – Arts Precinct).
Line 11 Services will operate between Stop 47 – West Preston (Gilbert Rd & Regent St) and Stop 1 – Spencer Street and Collins Street from first tram to 1230pm
Line 12 Services will operate in two parts from first to 1230; and, Stop 1 – Spencer Street and Collins Street and Stop 18 – Victoria St and Hoddle St; and,Stop 143 – Fitzroy St & Park St (St Kilda) and Stop 124 – Batman Park
Line 48 Services will operate between Stop 51 – North Balwyn (Balwyn Rd & Doncaster Rd) and Stop 1 – Spencer Street and Collins Street from first to 12:30pm.
Services will operate in two parts from 0630 to 1230; and, Box Hill and Stop 1 – Spencer Street and Collins Street via Bridge Road;
Line 55 Services will operate between West Coburg and Stop 2 – Flinders Street and Market Street (shunting at Flinders and Market) from first to 1300.
Line 70 Services will operate between Wattle Park and Stop 2 – Flinders Street and King Street from first to 1230.
Line 75 Vermont South – Services will operate between Vermont South and Stop 2 – Flinders Street and King Street from 0630 to 1230;
Line 86 Bundoora / Docklands Services will operate between Stop 71- McKimmies Rd & Plenty Rd (Bundoora) and Stop D1 – Etihad Stadium
Line 96 East Brunswick / St Kilda Services will operate in two parts; Stop 140 – Barkly St & Acland St (St Kilda Beach) to Stop 124 – Batman Park;and, Stop 27 – Blyth St & Nicholson St (East Brunswick) to Stop D1 – Etihad Stadium.
Line 109 Box Hill / Port Melbourne Port Melbourne and Stop 124 – Batman Park.
Bus Service Alterations
Bus services within the Southbank precinct will be impacted by road closures between 6am and 12.30pm
Service 216,219,220: Buses will detour via Park Street, Moray Street and City Rd, then onto Queensbridge Street to access the CBD
Service 605: Buses will not commence until approximately 10:45am
Taxi vehicles will have the same accessibility as the general public in terms of road closures and traffic diversions.