Melbourne has one of the most highly developed metro systems in the country, which conveniently run through most of the significant locations in the city. Flinders Street Station is the focal point, where all railway networks coalesce collectively. Southern Cross Station is also an important station and a tourist attraction for people visiting Melbourne for the first time. The administration of the city has also developed a system of night metro transport and City Loop. Through the accessibility of the City Loop, five major stations of the city can be served directly; these include Southern Cross Station, Flagstaff, Melbourne Central, Parliament and Flinders Street. The Metro service in Melbourne commences from 5am and normally continues without much delay, till midnight when the night metro service approaches its end. Tickets for the metro can be purchased from various places known as "Metcards". Metcards are found in train stations, and also provide online services. The facility of obtaining Metcard through telephone is also provided by calling at +613 1800 652 313. The fare of the transport is determined by the distance and duration of the journey, both of which are interdependent factors. As a precautionary measure, it is necessary that you have the appropriate ticket on your person at all times, as failure to produce your ticke upon the request of the ticket inspector could lead to hefty fines.
The City Circle Tram is also a convenient method of touring the major sites of the city. Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, La Trobe Street and Spring Street are some of the places which this 50 minute tram-ride can provide you the accessibility of.