Travelling by train in Melbourne is a fast and efficient way to see the city and suburbs.
Melbourne has an extensive electric train system servicing inner, middle and outer suburbs.
Connex is the private operator of electrified suburban railway network in Melbourne. Connex trains in Melbourne display their timetable information, trip planners, service announcements, news and special events on their website. Train times and destinations are displayed on boards at all premium stations and 21 other stations across Melbourne. Stations are mostly one or two kilometers apart. Flinders Street Station is the hub of Melbourne Trains. All trains begin or end their journey there. The fast efficient user-friendly system offers coverage to most destinations with convenient frequent services. Services run from 5am till midnight. Trains run later on Friday and Saturday nights.
Train Route maps are available at City Loop stations, and video monitors display arrival and departure times in Central Business District Stations. Cycles can be carried free on board trains all hours except the peak periods of Monday to Friday from 7am to 9.30 and 4-6pm.
Melbourne has an underground train system known as City Loop, with five stations servicing the Central Business District, Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. A range of public transport and network maps has been produced to help locals and visitors navigate Victoria's metropolitan and regional transport systems. Every train station has an address and special features such as lockers, public toilets, wheelchair access, car parking and ticket vending machines.
Countrylinks Melbourne XPT trains run twice each day from Melbourne's Southern Cross station to Sydney's Central Station. The daytime journey leaves at 8.30am and arrives at 7.55pm, on a 10 ½ hour journey.
XPT trains currently travel between Sydney and Melbourne twice daily with one journey in each direction.