How to travel home safely from Melbourne's CBD this evening.

Melbourne residents have been told to avoid the CBD for the rest of the afternoon and tonight by Victorian Police following today’s incident in Bourke Street.

A “rogue driver” sped through the busy mall around 2pm this afternoon.

Three people have been confirmed dead and more than 20 are injured. The man responsible has been arrested but the investigation is still ongoing.

Much of the city has been in lock-down since the incident. And the Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Graham Ashton told a press conference that many locations will be sealed off throughout the night as police continue their investigations.

“The crime scene itself will take many hours to process. I would ask that people are patient in that regard because we currently have sealed off the corner of Flinders and Swanston Street, up to Bourke and then the entirety of Bourke Street from the Swanston Street intersection, up past to the  intersection just past William Street,” he said.

“If you’re anticipating coming into the city tonight, I would discourage you from coming anywhere near those particular locations because they will be sealed off. Your ability to get in and out of that area will be severely limited. ”

For those commuting home from work this Friday afternoon, here’s some information for getting home safely.

Here’s the latest from Yarra Trams:

From Metro Trains:

And busses:

Public Transport Victoria have released the following:

Routes 200, 207, 250 and 251

Routes 200, 207, 250 and 251 are operating between northern/eastern suburbs and Queensberry Street.

Customers can catch services towards northern and eastern suburbs from bus stops at Lygon Street/Queensberry Street and Lygon Street/Rathdowne Street.

Routes 216, 219 and 220

Routes 216, 219 and 220 are diverting via Spencer Street, Dudley Street and Wurundjeri Way.

Routes 232, 235 and 237

Routes 232, 235 and 237 are operating between South Melbourne/Altona/Port Melbourne and Southern Cross Station.

Routes 234 and 236

Routes 234 and 236 are operating between Garden City and Flinders Street, diverting via Market Street and Queens Bridge Street.

Routes 302, 304, 305, 309, 350 905, 906 and 907

Routes 302, 304, 305, 309, 350 905, 906 and 907 are operating between the eastern suburbs and Victoria Parade/Gisborne Street. Customers can catch outbound services at stops along Victoria Parade and Hoddle Street.

Route 605

Route 605 is operating only between Gardenvale and Olympic Boulevard/Alexandra Avenue.

For more information, and for live updates, head to Public Transport Victoria.