Major works on the Mernda Line

Wednesday 5 May to Tuesday 11 May

Major works on the Mernda Line

Major works on the Mernda Line

Wednesday 5 May to Tuesday 11 May

We’re busy removing level crossings

We're working to remove 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025, the largest project of its kind in Victorian history.

The Preston Level Crossing Removal Project are removing four level crossings on the Mernda Line on Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston by raising the rail line over the road.

As well as removing the four level crossings, the project will also build two new stations at Bell and Preston.

Crews will work around the clock to demolish the existing station buildings at Bell and Preston and commission temporary station facilities, as well as complete critical overhead wiring and track works.

Important dates

To ensure project works can take place safely, buses replace trains on the Mernda Line between Parliament/Clifton Hill and Reservoir from 8.35pm Wednesday 5 May to last service Tuesday 11 May 2021.

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Locations and dates
Locations Dates and times
Buses between Parliament/Clifton Hill and Reservoir 8.35pm Wednesday 5 May to 9pm Friday 7 May

Buses between Clifton Hill and Epping

Extending between Clifton Hill and Mernda

9pm Friday 7 May to last service Sunday 9 May

1.30am to 4am on Saturday 8 May

Buses between Parliament/Clifton Hill and Reservoir

Extending between Parliament/Clifton Hill and Epping

First service Monday 10 May to last service Tuesday 11 May

9pm to last service on Monday 10 May

 

Plan ahead before you travel

Replacement bus options: There'll be a mix of express, limited express and stopping all station replacement buses running during the disruption.

Replacement bus stop locations: Find the replacement bus stop location for your station.

Accessibility and staffing: If you're unable to board a replacement bus, a wheelchair accessible taxi is available and staff are onsite at key locations to assist.

Bell and Preston station changes: There'll be changes to the way passengers move around the Bell and Preston station precincts from Wednesday 6 May to late-2022.

Other impacts: Changes on the Hurstbridge Line and road closures in the area.