Major disruptions on regional trains

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Be sure to plan ahead and allow more time for your journey during the major works this autumn, especially if you’re travelling over the 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.

March

Major disruptions in March
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill

Coaches replace trains on sections of the line

Friday 26 February (evening start time) Sunday 7 March
Gippsland

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Pakenham

Friday 5 March Monday 8 March

April

Major disruptions in April
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne/Bendigo

Friday 2 April Monday 5 April
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Sunshine/Ballarat

Friday 2 April Tuesday 6 April
Geelong and Warrnambool

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Sunshine/Geelong

Friday 2 April Monday 5 April
Seymour Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Seymour Tuesday 6 April Wednesday 14 April
Shepparton Coaches replace trains for the entire journey Tuesday 6 April Saturday 17 April
Warrnambool and Geelong

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Warrnambool.

Coaches will also replace some peak services between Waurn Ponds and Marshall stations.

Saturday 10 April Sunday 18 April
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Tuesday 27 April Friday 7 May

May

Major disruptions in May
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne Saturday 15 May Wednesday 19 May
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Melton Friday 14 May Sunday 16 May
Geelong Coaches replace trains for all or part of the journey Friday 14 May Tuesday 18 May
Gippsland Coaches replace trains between Pakenham and Bairnsdale Thursday 20 May Monday 31 May

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