More metropolitan trains at peak times

More trains at peak times

From Sunday 27 August, we’re updating train timetables on the Sunbury, Werribee, Craigieburn, Hurstbridge and Frankston lines.

We’re also adding 10 new peak services each week on the Craigieburn, Sunbury and Werribee lines.

Passengers on the Altona loop will no longer need to change at Newport Station to reach the city during inter-peak periods as all trains will be extended to run direct to Flinders Street Station.

We’re also extending 10 services on the Hurstbridge line, giving passengers between Rosanna and Eltham more trains to choose from.

Find out what’s happening on your line:

Altona Loop

The new timetable will see 37 extended weekday Altona Loop services per day. The extended services will run to and from the city and stop at all stations between Laverton and Flinders Street via Altona.

This means passengers at Westona, Altona and Seaholme stations will not need to change trains at Newport to get to or from the city.

View the new Werribee Line timetable

Craigieburn Line

Craigieburn Line

From 27 August, Craigieburn passengers will have an extra service in the morning and evening peak on weekdays, giving them more options to travel to the city.

One new AM Craigieburn service:

  • Departs Craigieburn Station at 7.04am, arriving at Flinders Street Station at 7.50am

One new PM Craigieburn service:

  • Departing Flinders Street Station at 5.27pm, traveling direct via Southern Cross, arriving at Craigieburn at 6.11pm. This new service is in addition to the already existing 5.27pm service departing Flinders Street Station and stopping at all stations via the City Loop.

All Craigieburn services in the morning peak will run via the City Loop, making it easier for passengers to travel to these stations.

View the new Craigieburn Line timetable

Frankston Line

Frankston Line

The Frankston Line timetable has been adjusted to accommodate additional services on other lines and to also incorporate the new Southland Station. Stopping all stations trains will serve Southland Station once it opens later this year.

View the new Frankston Line timetable.

Bus to train coordination

Carrum

  • Routes 708, 780, 833, 970 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Chelsea

  • Route 858 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable

Frankston

  • Routes 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 776, 779, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 788, 789, 790, 791 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Kananook

  • Routes 778, 832 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Moorabbin

  • Route 825 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Mordialloc

  • Routes 705, 709 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Hurstbridge Line

Hurstbridge Line

From 27 August, we’re extending 10 morning peak services on the Hurstbridge line.

This means customers between Eltham and Rosanna stations will have an extra service in weekday morning peak periods.

Extended services:

  • The existing 8.15am service from Greensborough Station will now begin at Eltham Station at 8.08am.
  • The current 8.23am service from Heidelberg Station will now begin at Greensborough Station at 8.11am.

View the new Hurstbridge Line timetable

Sunbury Line

Sunbury Line

From 27 August, an extra morning and afternoon peak service will be introduced for the Sunbury line on weekdays.

One new AM Sunbury service:

  • Depart Sunbury at 6:48am arriving at Flinders Street Station at 7:38am

One new PM Sunbury service:   

  • Depart Flinders Street Station at 4.30pm arriving at Sunbury Station at 5.22pm

Four Sunbury Line services will now run direct to Flinders Street via Southern Cross during the morning peak, so passengers travelling to those stations may no longer need to change trains or travel around the City Loop.

The direct services are:

  •     7.10am from Watergardens
  •     7.17am, 7.36am and 7.53am services from Sunbury

View the new Sunbury Line timetable

Bus to train coordination

Sunshine

  • Route 400 – Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Watergardens

  • Route 460 – Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Werribee Line

Werribee Line

From 27 August, an extra morning and afternoon peak service will be introduced for the Werribee line on weekdays.One new AM Werribee service:

One new AM Werribee service:

  • Departs Werribee at 8.15am, arriving at Flinders Street Station at 8.54am.

One new PM Werribee service:

  • Departs Flinders Street Station at 5.18pm, arriving at Werribee Station at 5.58pm.

Trains will run approximately every 10 minutes on the Werribee Line during the morning peak.

Stopping patterns for inter-peak services on the Werribee Line have changed to accommodate the extension of Altona Loop services, Werribee trains will run express between Footscray and Newport, passengers needing to access the intermediate stations (Spotswood, Yarraville and Seddon) will be able to do so by catching (or interchanging to) alternate stopping all station services.

View the new Werribee Line timetable

Bus to train coordination

Hoppers Crossing

  • Routes 153, 160, 161, 166, 167, 181 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Laverton

  • Routes 400, 411, 412, 414, 417, 496, 498 - Timetables will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Werribee

  • Route 153 – Better train connections at Werribee Station and the timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.
  • Route 161 – Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.
  • Route 170 – Increased frequency to 40-45 minutes from 10pm onwards on Fridays. Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.
  • Route 180 – Increased frequency to 40-45 minutes from 10pm onwards on Fridays. Better train connections at Tarneit and Wyndham Vale stations on weekends. Timetables will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.
  • Routes 181, 191, 192, 439, 441, 443 - Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.
  • Route 190 - Increased frequency on week nights. Timetables will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.

Williams Landing

  • Routes 150, 151, 494, 495, 497 – Timetable will be adjusted to connect with trains on the new train timetable.