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 summer, 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.


Major disruptions in December and January
Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

First and last week: Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat/Ararat/Maryborough

At other times: Coaches replace trains between Melton and Ballarat/Ararat/Maryborough

Sunday 27 December (evening start time) Saturday 30 January
Seymour and Shepparton Coaches replace between Southern Cross and Seymour/Shepparton 9pm Wednesday 6 January Saturday 16 January


Major disruptions in February
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

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Bendigo each night

Monday 8 March Wednesday 10 March

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