Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines

Disruptions this summer

Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston line works

Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines

Disruptions this summer

Level crossing removal works

We’re removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings with 44 already gone. Over summer we’ll continue removals on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines.

There will also be other critical maintenance work across the public transport network.

We encourage you to plan ahead and allow extra travel time this summer, with work on Victoria’s Big Build continuing on the public transport and road network.

Additional cleaning is being carried out on all trains, trams and buses, including high touch surface areas, to keep staff and passengers safe. See coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information on travelling on the network.

Important dates

 

January

Disruptions in January
Line/s Disruption Start Finish
Cranbourne Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne Sunday 17 January Thursday 21 January
Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston Buses replace trains on a section of the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines Friday 22 January Sunday 24 January
Cranbourne and Pakenham Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham Friday 29 January Sunday 31 January
Frankston and Stony Point Buses replace trains between Mordialloc and Frankston/Stony Point Sunday 31 January Sunday 7 February

February

Disruptions in February
Line/s Disruption Start Finish
Cranbourne Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne Monday 15 February Wednesday 17 February
Cranbourne and Pakenham Buses replace trains between Westall, Dandenong and Pakenham Friday 19 February Sunday 21 February
Pakenham Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham Monday 22 February Thursday 25 February

March

Disruptions in March
Line/s Disruption Start Finish
Pakenham Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham Friday 5 March Monday 8 March

Additional information

Accessibility and staffing

Most replacement buses running will be low-floor to accommodate passengers with accessibility requirements. Staff will also be onsite at some stations available to assist. See Accessibility for more information.

Car parking and cyclists

There'll be changes to car parking and bicycle parking along the Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines during these disruptions. See Frankston Line changes and Cranbourne and Pakenham line changes for more information. Visit VicRoads for road disruptions and traffic impacts.

New timetables for the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines

From Sunday 31 January, there's a new timetable on the Frankston Line and the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

For the Frankston Line this means 45 new services each week, with 10 new services during in the busy morning and afternoon peaks. Frankston Line trains will no longer run through the City Loop. Instead, trains will run direct to Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations, before travelling on to Werribee or Williamstown.

For the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines this means 90 new services each week, with 15 new services in the busy morning and afternoon periods. Cranbourne and Pakenham services will run one way through the City Loop all day, stopping at Parliament, Melbourne Central, Flagstaff, Southern Cross and terminate at Flinders Street Station.

Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines

Network map - lines disrupted in the south east