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Summer construction blitz across roads and public transport

12 Dec 2018

Melbourne and Victoria are growing and in order to keep people moving, we need to expand and modernise the transport network to build capacity and make travel easier. This involves some disruption.

We’re working collaboratively with project delivery agencies to minimise the impacts to your journey. Major works are planned during December and January, when the road and rail networks are quieter.

Before travelling, we recommend you plan ahead, allow more time for your journey and consider alternatives. Please be aware of more people using the roads, or an alternative line or route, if their usual journey is disrupted.

Thanks for your patience while we improve the transport network.

Download Major Works Summary January 2019 map (PDF) 361kB (PDF) 360 KB

All information in the map can be found below.

For information on unplanned and planned disruptions to the public transport network, see Disruptions.

 

Metropolitan train icon Metropolitan trains

Line

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

 Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Burnley Saturday 12 January Sunday 13 January
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Buses replace trains on various sections of the Cranbourne/Pakenham lines (completed)

For information about free travel for passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Gippsland lines in December, see our News page.

Saturday 1 December Sunday 23 December
  Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January
Frankston and Stony Point lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January
  Buses replace trains between Mordialloc and Frankston 8pm Friday 18 January Sunday 20 January
Glen Waverley Line There will be more passengers travelling on trains due to works on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January
Sandringham Line Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Elsternwick Wednesday 2 January Sunday 6 January

 

Regional train icon Regional trains

Line

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines Coaches replace trains for the entire journey on the Bendigo, Epsom, Eaglehawk and Swan Hill lines Saturday 12 January Sunday 27 January
Gippsland line

Coaches replace trains for the entire journey on the Traralgon and Bairndale lines

Free travel for passengers on the Gippsland has also been extended in January. For more information on free travel and refunds, see Free travel extended on the Gippsland line

Saturday 1 December Sunday 13 January

 

Tram icon Metropolitan trams

Route

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

Routes 3,5,6,16,67,72 There will be more passengers travelling on trams due to works on the Sandringham line Wednesday 2 January Sunday 6 January
Route 75 Buses replace trams on Toorak Road between Warrigal and Camberwell roads Thursday 3 January Saturday 12 January

Road Works

For more information on roadworks and changes to traffic, visit VicRoads website

Roads impacted

Works commence

Works finish

Yan Yean Road - allow an extra 15 minutes travel time due to the intersection closure at Diamond Creek and Aqueduct roads Thursday 3 January Thursday 24 January
Nepean Highway - allow extra travel time as there will be more traffic due to works on the Frankston Line Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January
Monash Freeway - allow extra travel time as there will be more traffic due to works on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January