Major disruptions on metropolitan trains

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Critical infrastructure projects will continue during current COVID restrictions. To ensure the safety of all workers and the community, all construction and maintenance work undertaken will operate under a COVIDSafe Plan.

COVID restrictions are in place across Victoria. You must wear a mask while travelling on public transport, please check-in whenever you see a QR Code and we encourage you to register your myki to assist with contact tracing. Learn more on our coronavirus page.

A normal timetable continues to run to ensure essential workers and those who must travel for a permitted reason can get where they need to go. To support the current restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne, all Night Network public transport services on Friday and Saturday will not run while the curfew is in place.

Be sure to plan ahead and allow more time for your journey during the major works this spring, especially if you're travelling over the school holiday period.

Plan your journey before you travel using our Journey planner, consider alternatives if you can and travel outside of peak times if possible.

There'll also be a range of other smaller disruptions for essential works across the network. See Disruptions for information on all current and upcoming disruptions across Victoria.

September

Major disruptions in September
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Williamstown

Buses replace trains between Newport to Williamstown

Ferguson Street, Williamstown level crossing full closure Wednesday 1 September to Thursday 16 September

North Williamstown Station closed until Saturday 13 November

Friday 20 August Saturday 13 November
Sunbury

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne, Sunshine and Sunbury

Coaches also replace trains on the Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Warrnambool lines on Saturday 4 September and Sunday 5 September

Friday 3 September Wednesday 8 September
Lilydale

Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale from Friday 10 September until last train on Sunday 24 October

Mooroolbark Station closed until Monday 25 October

Lilydale Station closed from Friday 10 September until Monday 25 October

Friday 10 September Monday 25 October
Frankston

Buses replace trains on the Frankston line from Monday 13 September until last train Sunday 31 October

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations closed until Monday 1 November
Monday 13 September Monday 1 November

October

Major disruptions in October
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Williamstown

Buses replace trains between Newport to Williamstown

Ferguson Street, Williamstown level crossing full closure Wednesday 1 September to Thursday 16 September

North Williamstown Station closed until Saturday 13 November
Friday 20 August Saturday 13 November
Lilydale

Buses replace trains on the Lilydale line between Ringwood and Lilydale from Friday 10 September until last train on Sunday 24 October

Mooroolbark Station closed until Monday 25 October

Lilydale Station closed from Friday 10 September until Monday 25 October

Friday 10 September Monday 25 October
Frankston

Buses replace trains on the Frankston line from Monday 13 September until last train Sunday 31 October

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations closed until Monday 1 November

Monday 13 September Monday 1 November
Cranbourne/ Pakenham

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham

Tuesday 26 October Thursday 28 October

November

Major disruptions in November
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Frankston

Buses replace trains on the Frankston line from Monday 13 September until last train Sunday 31 October

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations closed until Monday 1 November

Monday 13 September Monday 1 November
Williamstown

Buses replace trains between Newport to Williamstown

Ferguson Street, Williamstown level crossing full closure Wednesday 1 September to Thursday 16 September

North Williamstown Station closed until Saturday 13 November

Friday 20 August Saturday 13 November
Cranbourne/ Pakenham Buses replace trains between Westall, Berwick and Cranbourne Thursday 11 November Tuesday 16 November

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