Disruptions around closed worksites

UPDATE Monday 4 October: Work will resume on important road and public transport infrastructure projects across the state from 11.59pm on Monday 4 October under strict new CovidSAFE measures, in compliance with construction industry specific public health orders.

In line with the construction sector shutdown, works on all transport projects in metropolitan Melbourne, City of Ballarat, City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Mitchell Shire will cease.

This measure has been taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 among construction workers following multiple outbreaks linked to construction sites.

The shutdown does not currently impact other local government areas of regional Victoria and these projects can proceed as per normal.

Despite these works no longer going ahead, public transport projects may still cause some disruption for passengers.

Public transport will continue to run replacement bus services through areas of the network where it’s currently not possible to run services due to closed construction sites.

Any planned disruptions on the public transport network that are in place related to closed projects will continue, including replacement buses.

We urge everyone travelling for one of the six permitted reasons to plan ahead and allow extra time.

In addition, while the shutdown is in place, a small number of workers may be on site to perform some limited, critical maintenance works to ensure safety for workers and the travelling public.

Summary of major disruptions on public transport

Visit our disruptions page for a complete list of upcoming planned disruptions on trains, trams and buses, including night and weekend works.



Travel advice

Route 48

Buses replace trams on Route 48 between Stop 22 Yarra Boulevard and Balwyn North.

Allow extra travel time.

Trams resume on Saturday 2 October.

Route 109

Buses replace trams on Route 109 between Stop 29 High Street/Barkers Road Kew and Box Hill.

Allow extra travel time.

Trams resume on Monday 27 September.

Cranbourne and Pakenham

Buses replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

Allow extra travel time.

Frankston and Stony Point

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Frankston and Stony Point Lines between Mordialloc and Frankston, Stony Point.

Allow extra travel time.

A free community shuttle bus is running in a loop every five to 10 minutes between Mordialloc and Carrum.


Buses replace trains on the Lilydale Line between Ringwood and Lilydale.

Lilydale station is also closed to passengers.

Buses will transport passengers from Lilydale to Ringwood.

Allow extra travel time.


Coaches are replacing Echuca Line trains between Echuca and Bendigo.

Allow extra travel time.


Buses are replacing trains on the Williamstown Line for all stations between Newport and Williamstown.

Allow extra travel time.