Cranbourne and Pakenham lines disruptions

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines disruptions

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines disruptions

Disruptions on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Below is an overview of the disruptions and details of bus replacements on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines over the next few weeks.

July & August

▉ Buses replace trains

Moon icon Buses replace trains after 7:30pm

 

Mon
22

Tue
23

Wed
24

Thu
25

Fri
26

Sat
27

Sun
28

Cranbourne

             

Pakenham

             
 

Mon
29

Tue
30

Wed
31

Thu
1

Fri
2

Sat
3

Sun
4

Cranbourne

       

Moon icon

   

Pakenham

       

Moon icon

   
 

Mon
5

Tue
6

Wed
7

Thu
8

Fri
9

Sat
10

Sun
11

Cranbourne

             

Pakenham

             
 

Mon
12

Tue
13

Wed
14

Thu
15

Fri
16

Sat
17

Sun
18

Cranbourne

             

Pakenham

             

 

Dates

Type of works

Line

Buses replace trains between

1am Saturday 27 July to last service Sunday 28 July

Weekend

Cranbourne and Pakenham

Caulfield and Westall

 

Pakenham and East Pakenham stations now open

The new Pakenham and East Pakenham Stations open on Monday 3 June.

From Monday 3 June to spring 2024 

  • There will be no lift access to platform 2 at Pakenham Station until Spring. 
  • During this period, a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi will run from Cardinia Road Station to Pakenham Station for those passengers requiring lift access. 
  • The Wheelchair Accessible Taxi will be on standby at Cardinia Road Station from 6am to 10pm each day, in the drop off zone outside the Northern Station entrance. 
  • To book the taxi outside these hours or for assistance, passengers should see station staff or call PTV on 1800 800 007.
  • Passengers requiring lift access are encouraged to use East Pakenham or Cardinia Road stations, these stations are fully accessible. 

Gippsland Line disruptions

If you are travelling further, your journey may be impacted by disruptions on the Gippsland Line.

Plan ahead using Journey planner.

Victoria's Big Build

Victoria's Big Build is making the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines level crossing-free by 2025.

Victoria's Big Build has removed 17 dangerous and congested level crossings from the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, with another ten to go by 2025. Victoria's Big Build has built seven new stations on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, and will deliver another three stations on the Pakenham line by 2025.

Along with the Metro Tunnel, the upgrades to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will make rail and road travel easier, faster and more reliable for Melbourne’s southeast, providing better access to jobs, health and education for people in this growth area of Melbourne.

Regular maintenance and critical safety works undertaken by Metro Trains Melbourne will also continue to ensure the safety and efficiency of Melbourne's metropolitan rail network.

For more information, please visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.

Additional travel support and information

Car park and pedestrian access changes: Temporary car park closures and changes to pedestrian access will affect stations along the line during the works.

For the safety and comfort of all passengers, there are restrictions on what you may take with you on buses.

You cannot:

  • Take a conventional bike on a bus or tram (only folding bikes that meet the size criteria).
  • Take an animal on a bus or tram unless it is in a suitable container. Exceptions apply for assistance dogs.
  • Take a surfboard on a tram or a bus.

For further information, see Luggage, Bikes and Animals.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis are available and most train replacement buses will be low-floor models to assist passengers. Please speak to the customer service staff at your replacement bus stop, station staff or contacting PTV prior to your travel on 1800 800 007.

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us directly or through the National Relay Service and request to call 1800 800 007.

For other languages visit ptv.vic.gov.au/languages or call 9321 5450.

See Accessibility for more information on accessible transport in Victoria.

Journey planning

To plan your route, use Journey planner.

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