Know your travel choices this summer

From Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December to Monday 29 January 2018, a five-week summer construction blitz will deliver major road and rail infrastructure upgrades and may disrupt your journey.

During this time consider your need to travel or allow more time to complete your journey.

To find out how your journey may be affected, check below and plan your trip here.

Download the summer construction blitz map (PDF) 779kB

All information in the map can be found on this page and on the Live travel updates page.

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates.

You can find information about road closures and diversions at the VicRoads website.

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Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses will replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall stations (completed) Tuesday 2 January Tuesday 9 January
Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Dandenong stations Wednesday 10 January Wednesday 17 January

Frankston line

Frankston line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Frankston line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses will replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin stations (completed) Tuesday 2 January Tuesday 9 January

Hurstbridge line

Hurstbridge line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates.

Hurstbridge line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses will replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod/Greensborough stations Thursday 18 January Tuesday 23 January

South Morang line

South Morang line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates.

South Morang line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Buses will replace trains between Epping Station and South Morang stations (completed) Friday 12 January Sunday 14 January

Tram routes 1 and 6

Tram routes 1 and 6

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Routes 1 and 6
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Lygon Street tram works between Elgin and Weston streets Wednesday 3 January Tuesday 16 January

Ararat line

Ararat line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Maryborough line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Coaches replace trains on sections of the line between Southern Cross and Ararat (completed)
Wednesday 27 December Saturday 30 December

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Coaches will replace trains on sections of the Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 17 January

Maryborough line

Maryborough line

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates page

Maryborough line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Coaches replace trains between Ballarat and Maryborough stations (completed) Wednesday 27 December Saturday 30 December

Hoddle Street works

Hoddle Street works

Visit the VicRoads  website for more information on road works.

Hoddle Street works
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude
Full road closures between Eastern Freeway and Victoria Parade Sunday 7 January Sunday 14 January
Lane closures between Eastern Freeway and Vere Street Monday 15 January Mid-2018

Please note during these works, buses will continue to run along Hoddle Street and all stops will continue to be serviced. Services that travel along surrounding roads will be affected by traffic congestion.

Route 200, 207, 216, 219, 220, 232, 234, 235, 236, 237, 246, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907 and 908 bus services, and Night Bus Route 961 and 966 services, may experience delays of over 60 minutes from the first service on Sunday 7 January until the last service on Sunday 14 January, 2018 (completed).

Extra traffic on inner city roads may also cause delays to trams, particularly Route 86 on Smith Street.

For detailed planned and unplanned disruption information, see Live travel updates.