Major disruptions on regional trains

We encourage you to plan ahead to avoid long delays and allow more time for your journey.

Please be aware there may also be more people using the roads, or an alternative line or route, if their usual journey is disrupted. 

There'll also be a range of other smaller disruptions for essential maintenance works across the network. Plan ahead before you travel by checking our Disruptions page or by using Journey planner.

March disruptions

March
Line Disruption Works start Works finish
Seymour and Shepparton Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Shepparton Saturday 7 March Friday 27 March
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill* Coaches replace trains for all or part of journey Sunday 8 March Sunday 8 March
Geelong* Coaches replace trains for all or part of journey Friday 20 March, 10pm Sunday 22 March
Geelong and Warrnambool

Coaches replace trains between Geelong and Warrnambool.

From Thursday 31 March to Friday 10 April, coaches replace trains between Melbourne and Warrnambool.

On Saturday 11 April:

  • Coaches replace trains between Geelong and Warrnambool until 6pm. 
  • Coaches replace alll trains between Melbourne and Warrnambool after 6pm.
Thursday 26 March Sunday 12 April

*Trains will also be disrupted on evenings only either side of these dates for maintenance works. See Disruptions closer to the date for more information.

April disruptions

April
Line Disruption Works start Works finish
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat/Ararat/Maryborough

Wednesday 22 April Sunday 3 May

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