Were you lucky enough to nab tickets to see Taylor Swift? The singer is performing at the MCG from Friday February 16 to Sunday February 18, which means that tens of thousands of Swifties will flock to the city to see her. To support this massive demand, the free tram zone will be extended to the MCG, so that fans can see Taylor Swift easier and faster.
Extended free tram zone to see Taylor Swift
The free tram zone will be extended along routes 48, 70 and 75, moving fans from Flinders and Collins Streets to the Melbourne Park precinct.
There will also be extra tram services on route 70, 70a, 75, 75a and 48a.
“We’ve added hundreds of extra train and free tram services across the three days to get Swifties to the shows as easily and safely as possible,” said Minister for Active and Public Transport Gabrielle Williams. “Taylor Swift’s biggest ever Australian shows will have the same impact on the transport network as three AFL grand finals back-to-back — that’s why we’re encouraging everyone attending to plan ahead and take public transport to get to the ‘G.”
With an estimated 260,000 fans expected across the three nights, walking to the venue is also a good option. The G is a five minute stroll from Jolimont Station, a ten minute walk from Richmond Station and a 20 minute walk from Flinders Street Station.
There will be road closures on Swanston Street, between Victoria and Elgin Streets in Carlton, which will affect tram services. There will be changes to routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72.
Trains to see Taylor Swift
There will be around 150 additional metro train services over the three nights.
Unfortunately, Swifties on the Frankston and Belgrave lines will be affected by the dreaded replacement buses. There will be disruptions on those lines due to level crossing removal works. Replacement buses will run from Ringwood to Bayswater, and Cheltenham to Mordialloc.
Narre Warren, Keon Park, Croydon and Parkdale Stations are also closed, with shuttle buses operating to and from the nearest stations. There will be extra shuttle and replacement buses to support the demand of concertgoers.
There will also be additional V/Line trains after each show on the Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo lines, and on the Seymour and Traralgon lines after the show on Sunday.