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Service changes

Timetable changes on the Echuca, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Geelong and Maryborough lines

From Sunday 4 December 2022, a new regional timetable will be delivered on the Echuca, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Geelong and Maryborough lines.

Timetable changes on the Albury line

From Sunday 28 August 2022, there will be a new timetable for the Albury line. Passengers will benefit from boosted capacity and faster services with journey time savings of up to 27 minutes.

Timetable changes on the Echuca and Swan Hill lines

From 1 July 2022, new timetables will be available for the Echuca and Swan Hill lines in readiness for opening of brand new stations at Huntly and Raywood.
Passengers travelling between Southern Cross Station and Huntly, Raywood and the recently opened Goornong Station will require a valid myki to travel.

Timetable changes on the Geelong and Warrnambool lines

From Sunday 29 May 2022, there will be new train timetables for the Geelong and Warrnambool lines thanks to the opening of a brand-new platform at Waurn Ponds Station and track and signalling upgrades across both lines

More train services coming to Cranbourne

Passengers on the Cranbourne Line will benefit from more trains, more often, with 50 extra services per week from Sunday 13 February 2022. Additional services will be extend from Westall/Dandenong to Cranbourne and 524 services will stop at Malvern Station.

New timetables for Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill and Ballarat lines

From Sunday 12 December, there will be new train timetables for the Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill lines as we prepare for the opening of Goornong Station. There will also be some minor timetable changes on the Ballarat Line.

Brand-new station at Goornong on the Echuca Line

From Sunday 12 December 2021, a brand-new train station will open at Goornong on the Echuca Line.

View the new Goornong Station timetable here. (PDF) 84 KB

More information including accessible timetables will be available at, on our Timetables page and Journey planner from Friday 12 November 2021.

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.  


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

City Loop Upgrades

The Victorian Government is delivering major upgrades to the City Loop to improve the management of emergency situations at Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff stations.

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.

Merlynston substation

We’re building a new substation at Merlynston Station to keep network operations running smoothly on the Upfield Line.

Substation upgrades for bushfire prevention technology

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

Grenville Street pedestrian crossing upgrade

We're upgrading the pedestrian crossing at Grenville 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.