Public transport network changes

New V/Line timetable now available

The new V/Line timetable, which adds 151 new weekly train services to the regional network from Sunday 27 August, is now available for download.

The new timetable boosts weekday and weekend services, giving more choice when travelling on the Geelong, Ballarat, Ararat, Bendigo, Seymour, Shepparton and Traralgon lines.

There will be changes to the arrival and departure times and stopping patterns of services across the V/Line network and the timings of coaches and buses that connect with trains will also be adjusted to reflect the new timetable.

View more detail on the new V/Line train and coach timetables.

Printed timetables will be available from stations and you will be able to plan your trip and reserve seats using journey planner from Thursday 27 July.

For more information, see More V/Line services coming in August.

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Minor route change for Route 10 Alfredton to Ballarat Station via Wendouree

From 17 September 2017, Route 10 Alfredton to Ballarat Station via Wendouree will no longer travel down Forest Street between Howitt and Norman streets.

Instead, Route 10 will continue to travel along Norman Street to Invermay Park and then head south down Doveton Street North towards Ballarat Station.

This change to Route 10 will provide residents with an east-west link, enabling them to a travel to local destinations such as Wendouree Indoor Netball Complex, Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre, Ryan’s SUPA IGA Northway and the Ballarat General Cemetery.

Timetable information will be available to download from the PTV website from 31 August.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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Changes to tram Route 58 in South Yarra

From Wednesday July 12, there will be some changes to Tram Route 58 while the new Domain Station is built. It will travel down Toorak Road West and turn right onto St Kilda Road, and no longer stop on Park Street and Domain Road.

It will stop at two new accessible stops, Fawkner Park and Toorak Road, and service the Bowen Crescent stop.

There will be no change to how often the service runs and travel times will stay the same. The timetable will not change for existing stops.

More information is available on the Yarra Trams website.

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Changes to Route 477 (Moonee Ponds to Broadmeadows Station)

From Sunday 18 June 2017, Route 477 services traveling towards Moonee Ponds will begin stopping at Broadmeadows Shopping Centre on Tanderrum Way.

The route change comes into effect following passenger feeback calling for improved access to Broadmeadows Shopping Centre.

There will be no change to the timetable of route 477 services and route 477 services will continue to stop at all existing bus stops.

For a more information please call us on 1800 800 007.

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Route 833 extended to Carrum Station

From Sunday 27 August 2017, Route 833 will be extended to run from Frankston Station to Carrum Station via Cadles Road.

All Route 833 services will coordinate with peak train services at Carrum Station providing Carrum Downs and Sandhurst residents with a reliable connection to their nearest train station.  

The extended route will also provide access to Lakeview Shopping Centre, several schools and community facilities along its new path. 

Route 833 will continue to operate at a 30 minute frequency throughout the week and every 60 minutes on weekends. The span of hours Route 833 operates remain unchanged.

The new bus timetable will be available on the PTV website from 27 July.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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Metro train timetable change

From 27 August 2017, 30 new peak train services per week will be introduced on the Craigieburn, Sunbury and Werribee lines, with each line receiving an additional weekday AM peak and PM service.

As part of the timetable change, all Craigieburn line AM peak services will operate via the City Loop while some AM peak services on the Sunbury line will run direct to Flinders Street Station via Southern Cross. 

For Altona Loop passengers, a further 37 Altona Loop services per day will be extended to travel to and from Flinders Street Station, meaning passengers no longer have to change at Newport Station to continue their journey.

Two weekday peak AM services on the Hurstbridge line will be extended; one Greensborough service will start at Eltham and a Heidelberg service will  start at Greensborough. This will provide more services for passengers in Rosanna, Macleod, Watsonia, Greensborough, Montmorency and Eltham.

Furthermore, an extra two minutes has been added to services on the Frankston line in preparation for the opening of Southland Station later this year.

The new timetables will be available from 27 July on the PTV website.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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A new bus interchange for St Albans Station and changes to Route 418 (St Albans to Caroline Springs)

From Sunday 4 June, St Albans Station will be serviced by a new bus interchange with the removal of the level crossing at St Albans Station on Main Road.

Key features of the changes include:

  • Minor timetable changes will come into effect on Route 418.
  • Improved connections with train and bus services.
  • Route 418 will use the bus terminus on Caroline Springs Boulevard, outside the Caroline Springs Library, rather than in the Caroline Springs shopping centre car park.

Changes to the St Albans bus interchange will occur on six routes:

  • Route 408 St Albans Station to Highpoint Shopping Centre via Sunshine Station
  • Route 418 St Albans Station to Caroline Springs via Keilor Plains Station
  • Route 419 St Albans Station to Watergardens Station via Keilor Downs
  • Route 421 S t Albans Station to Watergardens via Keilor Plains Station
  • Route 425 St Albans Station to Watergardens Station via Delahey
  • Route 942 Night Bus City to Footscray to Sunshine to Deer Park to St Albans

Find new timetables at Timetables or call PTV on 1800 800 007.

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Extra services for Route 887 (Rosebud to Monash University - Peninsula Campus)

From Sunday 4 June, Route 887 from Rosebud to Monash University (Peninsula Campus) will start earlier and finish later with an additional AM and PM peak trip.

The additional first AM trip to Monash University’s Peninsula campus and additional PM trip from the University will enable students to connect with the intercampus shuttle to Clayton campus. This will allow students to attend first and last lectures at Monash University Clayton campus.

For more information, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007

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Route 343 Greensborough to Hurstbridge Link

From Monday 19 June, we’re introducing a new bus route for Plenty Valley.

The new service runs Monday to Friday, providing residents with more public transport options, improved coverage, and better train connections.

Route 343 connects with trains at Greensborough Station, giving residents of Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, and Hurstbridge more choice of train services.

Updated timetables are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 18 May 2017. 

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Changes to bus Route 605

From Sunday 25 June, the Route 605 bus will be realigned between South Yarra and Melbourne CBD to service Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue, Southbank Boulevard and the west end of the CBD along Queen Street.

This will improve reliability on Route 605 by minimising traffic congestion in the sports precinct along Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue.

The route will no longer operate along Flinders Street, Lonsdale Street and Exhibition Street. Passengers who access the east end of the CBD on Route 605 are able to connect to tram services and train services at Flagstaff Station to complete their journey.

Changes to Route 605 come ahead of Melbourne Metro Tunnel works on Domain Road between St Kilda Road and Dallas Brook Drive.

Passengers who currently catch Route 605 at Olympic Boulevard or in the CBD can catch an alternative bus or tram, and are encouraged to plan their journey with the PTV Journey Planner.

Updated timetables for Route 605 are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 25 May 2017.  

Download a Route 605 information sheet (PDF) 1.65MB

Download an accessible version of the Route 605 information sheet (DOCX) 30KB

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Tram timetable changes

From Monday 1 May, there will be minor timetable changes across the tram network.

These timetable changes allow for more evenly spaced trams on major tram paths such as along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Other changes include the extension of Route 6 to Moreland and the introduction of the new Route 58 tram from West Coburg to Toorak.

Route 58 will bring more low-floor trams to Melbourne’s north-west, improving accessibility to the Parkville hospital precinct.

Updated timetables are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 3 April 2017.  

Find out more about the tram changes.

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Public transport network changes

New V/Line timetable now available

The new V/Line timetable, which adds 151 new weekly train services to the regional network from Sunday 27 August, is now available for download.

The new timetable boosts weekday and weekend services, giving more choice when travelling on the Geelong, Ballarat, Ararat, Bendigo, Seymour, Shepparton and Traralgon lines.

There will be changes to the arrival and departure times and stopping patterns of services across the V/Line network and the timings of coaches and buses that connect with trains will also be adjusted to reflect the new timetable.

View more detail on the new V/Line train and coach timetables.

Printed timetables will be available from stations and you will be able to plan your trip and reserve seats using journey planner from Thursday 27 July.

For more information, see More V/Line services coming in August.

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Minor route change for Route 10 Alfredton to Ballarat Station via Wendouree

From 17 September 2017, Route 10 Alfredton to Ballarat Station via Wendouree will no longer travel down Forest Street between Howitt and Norman streets.

Instead, Route 10 will continue to travel along Norman Street to Invermay Park and then head south down Doveton Street North towards Ballarat Station.

This change to Route 10 will provide residents with an east-west link, enabling them to a travel to local destinations such as Wendouree Indoor Netball Complex, Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre, Ryan’s SUPA IGA Northway and the Ballarat General Cemetery.

Timetable information will be available to download from the PTV website from 31 August.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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Changes to tram Route 58 in South Yarra

From Wednesday July 12, there will be some changes to Tram Route 58 while the new Domain Station is built. It will travel down Toorak Road West and turn right onto St Kilda Road, and no longer stop on Park Street and Domain Road.

It will stop at two new accessible stops, Fawkner Park and Toorak Road, and service the Bowen Crescent stop.

There will be no change to how often the service runs and travel times will stay the same. The timetable will not change for existing stops.

More information is available on the Yarra Trams website.

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More train services for Ararat

From August, new regional train timetables will deliver an additional 19 train services each week on the Ararat line.

Customers will benefit from an extra weekday morning and mid-afternoon train from Ararat, and an extra afternoon service from Melbourne that will be extended to Ararat. 

On weekends, a new late morning service will run from Ararat, and an early afternoon service from Melbourne to Ballarat will be extended to Ararat.

The new train and coach timetables which will be available on the PTV website from late July. 

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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Changes to Route 477 (Moonee Ponds to Broadmeadows Station)

From Sunday 18 June 2017, Route 477 services traveling towards Moonee Ponds will begin stopping at Broadmeadows Shopping Centre on Tanderrum Way.

The route change comes into effect following passenger feeback calling for improved access to Broadmeadows Shopping Centre.

There will be no change to the timetable of route 477 services and route 477 services will continue to stop at all existing bus stops.

For a more information please call us on 1800 800 007.

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Route 833 extended to Carrum Station

From Sunday 27 August 2017, Route 833 will be extended to run from Frankston Station to Carrum Station via Cadles Road.

All Route 833 services will coordinate with peak train services at Carrum Station providing Carrum Downs and Sandhurst residents with a reliable connection to their nearest train station.  

The extended route will also provide access to Lakeview Shopping Centre, several schools and community facilities along its new path. 

Route 833 will continue to operate at a 30 minute frequency throughout the week and every 60 minutes on weekends. The span of hours Route 833 operates remain unchanged.

The new bus timetable will be available on the PTV website from 27 July.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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Metro train timetable change

From 27 August 2017, 30 new peak train services per week will be introduced on the Craigieburn, Sunbury and Werribee lines, with each line receiving an additional weekday AM peak and PM service.

As part of the timetable change, all Craigieburn line AM peak services will operate via the City Loop while some AM peak services on the Sunbury line will run direct to Flinders Street Station via Southern Cross. 

For Altona Loop passengers, a further 37 Altona Loop services per day will be extended to travel to and from Flinders Street Station, meaning passengers no longer have to change at Newport Station to continue their journey.

Two weekday peak AM services on the Hurstbridge line will be extended; one Greensborough service will start at Eltham and a Heidelberg service will  start at Greensborough. This will provide more services for passengers in Rosanna, Macleod, Watsonia, Greensborough, Montmorency and Eltham.

Furthermore, an extra two minutes has been added to services on the Frankston line in preparation for the opening of Southland Station later this year.

The new timetables will be available from 27 July on the PTV website.

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

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New V/Line timetables announced

Customers will benefit from the introduction of 151 extra weekly train services from August this year.

The Bendigo and Ballarat lines will each receive 18 extra services each week, improving the current weekend frequency from around 90 to 60 minutes.

The Geelong line will receive 74 additional weekly services, including 30 new services which will allow weekday Warrnambool trains to run express through some stations between Geelong and Melbourne. Geelong services will also be upgraded to every 40 minutes from 60 minutes on the weekends during the day.

The new timetable will also deliver a further 18 weekly trains for the Gippsland line, and four services between Shepparton and Melbourne will be added on weekends.

The Ararat line will benefit from 19 additional trains each week, with an extra weekday morning and mid-afternoon train from Ararat, and an extra afternoon service from Southern Cross that will be extended to Ararat. 

On weekends, a late morning service will run from Ararat to Southern Cross, and an early afternoon service from Melbourne will be extended to Ararat.

Following the successful opening of Caroline Springs Station earlier this year, all Wendouree trains between the morning and afternoon peak will stop at the station in the middle of the day, while changes to stopping patterns will give Deer Park customers access to more than 200 extra trains every week.

As part of the new timetable, some train services will depart earlier or later and will have different stopping patterns.

The timings of some V/Line coaches and local bus services that connect with trains will be adjusted to reflect the new timetable.

The new train and coach timetables which will be available on the PTV website from late July. 

For more information call us on 1800 800 007.

Download an infographic of the timetable changes (PDF) 367KB

Download an accessible version of the timetable changes infographic (DOCX) 32KB

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A new bus interchange for St Albans Station and changes to Route 418 (St Albans to Caroline Springs)

From Sunday 4 June, St Albans Station will be serviced by a new bus interchange with the removal of the level crossing at St Albans Station on Main Road.

Key features of the changes include:

  • Minor timetable changes will come into effect on Route 418.
  • Improved connections with train and bus services.
  • Route 418 will use the bus terminus on Caroline Springs Boulevard, outside the Caroline Springs Library, rather than in the Caroline Springs shopping centre car park.

Changes to the St Albans bus interchange will occur on six routes:

  • Route 408 St Albans Station to Highpoint Shopping Centre via Sunshine Station
  • Route 418 St Albans Station to Caroline Springs via Keilor Plains Station
  • Route 419 St Albans Station to Watergardens Station via Keilor Downs
  • Route 421 S t Albans Station to Watergardens via Keilor Plains Station
  • Route 425 St Albans Station to Watergardens Station via Delahey
  • Route 942 Night Bus City to Footscray to Sunshine to Deer Park to St Albans

Find new timetables at Timetables or call PTV on 1800 800 007.

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Extra services for Route 887 (Rosebud to Monash University - Peninsula Campus)

From Sunday 4 June, Route 887 from Rosebud to Monash University (Peninsula Campus) will start earlier and finish later with an additional AM and PM peak trip.

The additional first AM trip to Monash University’s Peninsula campus and additional PM trip from the University will enable students to connect with the intercampus shuttle to Clayton campus. This will allow students to attend first and last lectures at Monash University Clayton campus.

For more information, see Timetables or call 1800 800 007

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Route 343 Greensborough to Hurstbridge Link

From Monday 19 June, we’re introducing a new bus route for Plenty Valley.

The new service runs Monday to Friday, providing residents with more public transport options, improved coverage, and better train connections.

Route 343 connects with trains at Greensborough Station, giving residents of Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, and Hurstbridge more choice of train services.

Updated timetables are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 18 May 2017. 

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Changes to bus Route 605

From Sunday 25 June, the Route 605 bus will be realigned between South Yarra and Melbourne CBD to service Domain Road, Birdwood Avenue, Southbank Boulevard and the west end of the CBD along Queen Street.

This will improve reliability on Route 605 by minimising traffic congestion in the sports precinct along Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and Batman Avenue.

The route will no longer operate along Flinders Street, Lonsdale Street and Exhibition Street. Passengers who access the east end of the CBD on Route 605 are able to connect to tram services and train services at Flagstaff Station to complete their journey.

Changes to Route 605 come ahead of Melbourne Metro Tunnel works on Domain Road between St Kilda Road and Dallas Brook Drive.

Passengers who currently catch Route 605 at Olympic Boulevard or in the CBD can catch an alternative bus or tram, and are encouraged to plan their journey with the PTV Journey Planner.

Updated timetables for Route 605 are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 25 May 2017.  

Download a Route 605 information sheet (PDF) 1.65MB

Download an accessible version of the Route 605 information sheet (DOCX) 30KB

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Tram timetable changes

From Monday 1 May, there will be minor timetable changes across the tram network.

These timetable changes allow for more evenly spaced trams on major tram paths such as along Swanston Street and St Kilda Road.

Other changes include the extension of Route 6 to Moreland and the introduction of the new Route 58 tram from West Coburg to Toorak.

Route 58 will bring more low-floor trams to Melbourne’s north-west, improving accessibility to the Parkville hospital precinct.

Updated timetables are available at Timetables or by calling 1800 800 007 from 3 April 2017.  

Find out more about the tram changes.

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