Winter construction blitz 2018 update

A major construction blitz will take place on the public transport and road network from Tuesday 29 May to Sunday 15 July, including level crossing removal and maintenance works.

We encourage you to plan ahead, travel off peak and allow more time for your journey.

To find out how your journey may change, check the maps and affected lines and routes below.

Download the Winter June construction blitz map - version 1 (PDF) 2.1MB

Download the Winter June construction blitz map - version 2 (PDF) 2.1MB

Download the Winter July construction blitz map (PDF) 2.1MB

All information in the maps can be found on this 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.

For more information on major transport infrastructure projects, visit Victoria's Big Build website.

logotrain.gif Metropolitan train

Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines

Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines

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

Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between Richmond and Camberwell stations (more information will be provided closer to the date)

Friday 13 July

Sunday 15 July

Buses replace trains between Burnley and Glen Waverley stations (more information will be provided closer to the date)

Friday 13 July

Sunday 15 July 

Craigieburn line

Craigieburn line

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

Craigieburn line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between Newmarket and Broadmeadows from 8.30pm Thursday to 8.30pm Friday

Thursday 21 June 

Friday 22 June

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Broadmeadows from 8.30pm Friday to last train Sunday

Friday 22 June

Sunday 24 June

Buses replace trains between Newmarket and Broadmeadows

Monday 25 June

Wednesday 27 June

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 replace trains between Caulfield and Westall stations (works completed)

Tuesday 12 June  

Sunday 17 June 

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations

Saturday 30 June

Sunday 1 July 

Buses replace trains between Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations

Monday 2 July

Friday 6 July

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations

Saturday 7 July

Sunday 8 July

Frankston and Stony Point lines

Frankston and Stony Point lines

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

Frankston and Stony Point lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Frankston stations 

Saturday 23 June

Sunday 24 June

Hurstbridge and South Morang lines

Hurstbridge and South Morang lines

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

Hurstbridge and South Morang lines
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between Parliament and Bell/Heidelberg stations (works completed)

Saturday 16 June

Sunday 17 June  

Buses replace trains between Clifton Hill and South Morang stations (more information will be advised closer to the date)

Friday 29 June

Sunday 1 July

Buses replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod stations (more information will be advised closer to the date)

Friday 13 July

Friday 13 July

Buses replace trains between Clifton Hill and Greensborough stations (more information will be advised closer to the date)

Saturday 14 July

Sunday 15 July

Sandringham line

Sandringham line

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

Sandringham line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between South Yarra and Elsternwick stations from 8.30pm Friday to last train Sunday

Friday 6 July

Sunday 8 July 

Buses replace trains between South Yarra and Elsternwick stations from 8.30pm Friday to last train Sunday

Friday 13 July

Sunday 15 July 

 

 

Sunbury line

Sunbury line

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

Sunbury line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Buses replace trains between Watergardens and Sunbury stations 

Saturday 23 June

Sunday 24 June 

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine stations from 8.30pm Friday to last train Sunday

Friday 6 July

Sunday 8 July

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine stations from 8.30pm Friday to last train Sunday

Friday 13 July 

Sunday 15 July

 Metropolitan tram

There are currently no Yarra Trams works scheduled as part of the Winter Construction Blitz.

 Regional train

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 replace trains on the Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines (works completed)

Tuesday 29 May

Sunday 17 June

Coaches replace trains on the Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

Saturday 30 June

Sunday 8 July

Ballarat line

Ballarat line

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

Ballarat line
Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Coaches replace trains on the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines

Saturday 16 June 

Wednesday 20 June 

Bendigo line

Bendigo line

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

Bendigo line

Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Coaches replace trains on the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines

Saturday 23 June 

Sunday 24 June

Coaches replace trains on the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines (more details to follow soon)

Saturday 14 July

Saturday 14 July 

Geelong line

Geelong line

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


Geelong line

Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Coaches replace trains on the Geelong line (works completed)

Friday 8 June 

Tuesday 12 June

Coaches replace trains on the Warrnambool line (works completed)

Friday 8 June

Thursday 14 June

Seymour line

Seymour line

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


Seymour line

Type of Disruption Works commenceWorks conclude

Coaches replace selected trains on the Seymour and Shepparton lines

Thursday 21 June 

Wednesday 27 June

Road closures

Road closures

Ongoing traffic management, ramp and lane closures for road improvement works continue on the West Gate Freeway, Hoddle Street, CityLink and Monash Freeway. 

Bus routes travelling on or near these road and lane closures may be impacted by alterations and delays. To check if your bus route is affected, see our Live travel updates page.

Visit the VicRoads website for more information on road closures and road works.

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