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Service changes

Timetable adjustments on the Ararat line

From Sunday 11 July 2021, adjustments will be made to afternoon weekday train timetables on the Ararat line. V/Line coach timetables will also change to maintain reliable connections with the new train timetable and to provide a better spread of services on the weekend.

Timetable adjustments on the Bendigo line

From Sunday 11 July 2021, the 6.22am Eaglehawk to Southern Cross weekday service will depart two minutes earlier at 6.20am and stop at Sunbury at 7.48am. Some V/Line coach timetables will also change to maintain reliable connections with the adjusted train timetable.  

Minor adjustments to late evening and early morning weekend services on the Werribee and Williamstown lines

From Saturday 3 April 2021 changes will be made to three services on the Werribee and Williamstown lines, improving reliability for passengers travelling on late evening Saturday and early morning Sunday services. 

Minor adjustments to weekend evening services on the Upfield line

From Saturday 28 March 2021 changes will be made to eight evening weekend services travelling from Gowrie to Upfield stations, improving the reliability for passengers travelling on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Victoria's new train timetable starts on Sunday 31 January

We're making changes to our busiest metropolitan and regional lines and changing the way passengers move into and around Melbourne, with 450 new metropolitan and regional services each week from Sunday 31 January.


This section contains information about projects on the metropolitan and regional train networks.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel

The Melbourne Metro project will take our busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city.

Removing level crossings

The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne.

Regional rail upgrades

The Australian and Victorian governments have invested more than $4 billion in the Regional Rail Revival program, which is upgrading every regional passenger rail line in Victoria and creating jobs and supplier opportunities.

High capacity metro trains

The High Capacity Metro Trains Project is delivering 65 next-generation trains capable of carrying 20 per cent more passengers than current trains on the network.

Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop is a 90-kilometre rail ring around Melbourne’s middle suburbs that will connect every metropolitan train line from Cheltenham to Werribee, via Melbourne Airport.

Substation upgrades for bushfire prevention technology

We’re upgrading train substations to make them ready for bushfire protection technology.

Greenville Street pedestrian crossing upgrade

We're upgrading the pedestrian crossing at Greenville Street.

McIndoe Parade/Elm Grove pedestrian crossing - closure

We have now closed McIndoe Parade/Elm Grove pedestrian rail crossing for safety reasons. 

Better stations

We're upgrading train stations, creating jobs and improving accessibility and facilities at 16 train stations across Victoria as part of the Victorian Government's coronavirus economic recovery.