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Autumn construction blitz on roads and public transport in April

26 Feb 2019

Melbourne and Victoria are growing fast. To help make your travel easier, we’re improving the transport network to enable it to carry more people. This will involve disruption to your journey, so we’d like to help you plan ahead to avoid long delays.

Timed to coincide with the April holiday period to cause the least impact on people’s travel, construction works will continue across the metropolitan and regional train networks to build the Metro Tunnel, remove dangerous level crossings and upgrade regional lines.

Before travelling, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. We advise you to avoid the peak if you can and consider alternatives where possible. Expect your normal services to be busier than usual during this time. There will be more people using roads or different public transport lines if their usual journey is disrupted.

Thanks for your patience while we improve the transport network.

For information on current unplanned and upcoming planned disruptions on public transport, see our Disruptions page.

 

Metropolitan train Metropolitan trains

Line Disruption Works commence Works finish
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham Wednesday 27 March Thursday 28 March
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Saturday 6 April Friday 12 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall Saturday 13 April Sunday 14 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Monday 15 April Thursday 18 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall Friday 19 April Sunday 21 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Monday 22 April Tuesday 23 April
Frankston and Stony Point lines Buses replace trains between Mordialloc and Frankston Monday 1 April Wednesday 3 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Saturday 6 April Friday 12 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Saturday 13 April Sunday 14 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Monday 15 April Thursday 18 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Friday 19 April Sunday 21 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Monday 22 April Tuesday 23 April
Glen Waverley Line Buses replace trains between Burnley and Darling Saturday 13 April Sunday 14 April
Mernda Line   Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping Saturday 23 March Sunday 24 March
Buses replace trains between Bell and Epping Monday 25 March Thursday 28 March
Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping Wednesday 3 April Tuesday 9 April
Sandringham Line Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Saturday 23 March Sunday 24 March
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham 12am Saturday 6 April 11.30am Saturday 6 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Saturday 13 April Sunday 14 April
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Friday 19 April Monday 22 April

 Regional train Regional trains

Line Disruption Works commence Works finish
Ballarat Line Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Wendouree Saturday 23 March Sunday 31 March
Geelong Line Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Geelong/Waurn Ponds Tuesday 16 April Sunday 21 April
Gippsland Line

Coaches replace Bairnsdale and Traralgon trains for the entire journey

Gippsland passengers who are travelling via replacement coaches will receive free travel. For more information, see Free travel on the Gippsland line in April.

Saturday 6 April Tuesday 23 April
Warrnambool Line Coaches replace Warrnambool trains for all or part of the journey Saturday 6 April Sunday 21 April

Major improvement works will continue to impact Gippsland line passengers in 2019. See our Gippsland Line: Six-month works outlook page for more information.

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