Services Rev Up For Grand Prix

VIC Premier

The Andrews Labor Government is adding almost 1,500 extra tram services to help more than 400,000 motor sport fans flock to Albert Park for the 2022 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix from 7-10 April.

With road closures around the track and tickets sold out for the Grand Prix weekend, public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get trackside.

Fans will be able to use their Grand Prix ticket to travel free on Albert Park-bound trams from the city over the four days, removing the need for passengers to touch on with a myki.

Dedicated Grand Prix express trams will be operating every two minutes during busy times from Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station (St Kilda Road) over the sold-out weekend with trams running until 8.30pm each night.

Passengers on Routes 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 can connect with Grand Prix Shuttles along St Kilda Road to head straight to the track.

Buses will replace Route 96 trams along Spencer Street and along the entire Route 96 which runs from East Brunswick to Luna Park over the weekend.

Lakeside Drive and roads within Albert Park are closed to the public from Tuesday 5 April to Monday 11 April.

Ticket holders are reminded they must be double vaccinated to enter. Masks must be worn on public transport and in rideshare vehicles.

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As stated by Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll

"The Australian Grand Prix is back bigger and better than ever, and we have added plenty of extra services to ensure fans can enjoy the country's most prestigious motor sport event."

"Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to the track over four exciting days of action."

As stated by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula

"Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to go through the gates at the Grand Prix this year."

"Melbourne is back as the major events and sporting capital and the Grand Prix will showcase everything that our city has to offer."

As stated by Yarra Trams CEO Julien Dehornoy

"From Footy at the MCG to the Formula One, we're proud to play our part getting thousands of fans to the many major events held in Melbourne every year."

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