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Winter construction blitz on roads and public transport in July

05 Jun 2019

Melbourne and Victoria are growing fast, and to keep people moving, we are expanding and modernising the transport network to make travel easier. This involves some disruption to the network, timed to coincide with the winter school holiday period to cause the least impact for passengers.

These works will deliver the biggest ever upgrade of power, signalling and communications to Melbourne’s train network in preparation for the Metro Tunnel, paving the way for more trains, more often across the network. Works also continue to remove level crossings and upgrade regional train lines. To find out more about Victoria’s major road and rail projects, visit Victoria’s Big Build.

We also expect that roads will be busier than usual during this time. Delays are expected on the Monash Freeway, Nepean Highway and Princes Highway. For information changes to traffic and roadworks, visit VicRoads.

Before travelling, plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. Avoid the peak if you can and consider alternatives. For travel tips, see Tips to help you plan ahead during the winter construction blitz.

Continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information. More details will be available closer to the date.

For information on all current and upcoming disruptions across the network, visit Disruptions .

Metropolitan train Metropolitan trains

Line Disruption Works commence Works finish
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Saturday 6 July Friday 12 July
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
Frankston and Stony Point lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield Saturday 6 July Friday 12 July
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
Buses replace trains between Mordialloc and Frankston/Stony Point 8.30pm Friday 19 July Sunday 28 July
Mernda Line   Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping 8.30pm Friday 19 July Sunday 21 July
Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping 8.30pm Friday 26 July Sunday 28 July
Sandringham Line Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Saturday 6 July Sunday 7 July
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July

Metropolitan tram Metropolitan trams

Route Disruption Works commence Works finish
Routes 3/3a, 16 and 67 Service changes on Routes 3/3a and 16, and buses replacing trams on Route 67 Saturday 20 July Sunday 28 July

Regional train Regional trains

Line Disruption Works commence Works finish
Ballarat Line Coaches replace all trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat /Wendouree Monday 24 June Sunday 7 July
Gippsland Line Coaches replace all trains between Southern Cross and Traralgon / Bairnsdale Saturday 6 July Sunday 14 July