Notification

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Buses replacing trains from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September 2018

Added: 10 September 2018

Buses replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham line at selected times from Saturday 15 September to Sunday 23 September 2018, due to maintenance works.

Journey times will increase.

Service changes

Buses replace trains as follows:

Monday 17 September to Wednesday 19 September, 8pm to last train each night

Buses replace trains between Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations, 8pm to last train each night.

Journey times may increase by up to 45 minutes.

Download journey times between Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations, after 8pm: Monday 17 September to Wednesday 19 September (PDF) 216kB

Saturday 22 September to Sunday 23 September

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham due works taking place as part of the introduction of High Capacity Metro Trains.

Journey times may increase by 55 minutes.

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations, Saturday 22 September (PDF) 222kB

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations, Sunday 23 September (PDF) 218kB

Travelling on rail-replacement services

Passengers with special needs are advised to contact their local train station in advance or ask staff at the replacement bus stops to organise travel.

For the safety and comfort of all passengers, there are restrictions on what you may take with you on buses and trams.

You cannot:

  • Take a conventional bike on a bus or tram (only folding bikes that meet the size criteria).
  • Take an animal on a bus or tram unless it is in a suitable container. Exceptions apply for assistance dogs.
  • Take a surfboard on a tram or a bus.

For further information, see Luggage, bikes and animals.

Replacement bus stop locations (Caulfield to Dandenong stations)*:

Station

From City

To City

Caulfield

Bus Stop
Normanby Road

Exit Caulfield Station on to Normanby Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.

Bus Stop
Normanby Road

Exit Caulfield Station on to Normanby Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.

Carnegie

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Carnegie Station on to Woorayl Street, walk towards Koornang Road and turn right. Walk approx. 190m to Dandenong Road, cross the road, turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Carnegie Station, walk along Koornang Road for approx. 190m and turn left at Dandenong Road. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Murrumbeena

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Neerim Road

Exit Murrumbeena Station on to Neerim Road and turn left. Cross Neerim Road at the pedestrian crossing, turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located next to laneway.

Bus Stop
Neerim Road

Exit Murrumbeena Station on to Neerim Road, turn left and proceed to bus stop, located past the pedestrian crossing.

Hughesdale

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road, turn left and proceed approx. 50m to the bus stop.

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road, use the pedestrian crossing on right to cross Willesden Road and then Poath Road. Turn right and proceed to the bus stop.

Oakleigh

Bus Stop
Haughton Road

Exit Oakleigh Station, via the ramp and turn left on to Haughton Road. Proceed to bus stop, located in front of the station entrance.

Bus Stop
Haughton Road

Exit Oakleigh Station, via the ramp and turn left on to Haughton Road. Cross at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed approx. 50m to the Metro designated bus stop.

Huntingdale

Bus Stop
Huntingdale Road

Exit Huntingdale Station on to Huntingdale Road and turn right. Proceed to the pedestrian crossing, cross Huntingdale Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.

Bus Stop
Huntingdale Road

Exit Huntingdale Station on to Huntingdale Road and turn right. Proceed to bus stop, located before the pedestrian crossing.

Clayton

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Clayton Road

Exit Clayton Station on to Clayton Road. Turn right and cross Carinish Road. Walk 80m to Metro designated bus stop. 

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Clayton Road

Exit Clayton Station on to Clayton Road. Turn right and proceed to traffic lights at Carinish Road. Cross at lights, turn left and then cross lights on Clayton Road. Turn right and walk north 200m to Metro designated bus stop.

Westall

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Rayhur Street, Westall Station Entrance

Exit Westall Station on to Rayhur Street and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop in front of the station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Rayhur Street, Westall Station Entrance

Exit Westall Station on to Rayhur Street and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop in front of the station entrance.

Springvale

Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Springvale Station Entrance

Exit Springvale Station and proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance, on Lightwood Road.

Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Springvale Station Entrance

Exit Springvale Station and proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance, on Lightwood Road.

Sandown Park

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Sandown Park Station Entrance

Exit Sandown Park Station on to Lightwood Road. Proceed to Metro Designated bus stop outside station entrance on Lightwood Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Lightwood Road

Exit Sandown Park Station on to Lightwood Road. Proceed to pedestrian crossing outside station entrance and cross Lightwood Road. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on the left.

Noble Park

Bus Stop
Douglas Street, Noble Park Station Entrance

Exit Noble Park Station and turn right on to Douglas Street. Proceed approx. 100m to the bus stop, located in front of station car park.

Please note: between 7pm Friday 21 until 7am Saturday 22 September, all buses will depart from the Douglas Street bus stop across from the pedestrian crossing outside Noble Park Station.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Douglas Street

Exit Noble Park Station, turn right on to Douglas Street and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross Douglas Street, turn left and proceed approx 40m to the Metro designated bus stop.

Please note: between 7pm Friday 21 until 7am Saturday 22 September, all buses will depart from the Douglas Street bus stop across from the pedestrian crossing outside Noble Park Station.

Yarraman

Bus Stop
Railway Parade

Exit Yarraman Station via the ramp, turn left and walk to Railway Parade.

(If taking steps, use the pedestrian crossing at the bottom of the steps to cross Railway Parade. If taking the ramp, make way to the pedestrian crossing by turning right when on Railway Parade.)

Cross Railway Parade, turn right and proceed approximately 50 metres to the bus stop. located underneath the rail bridge.

Bus Stop
Railway Parade, Yarraman Station Entrance

Exit Yarraman Station via the ramp, turn left and walk to Railway Parade. Proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance.

Dandenong

Bus Interchange
Forster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Bus Interchange
Cheltenham Road Car Park

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Replacement bus stop locations: (Dandenong – Pakenham stations)*

Station

From City

To City

Dandenong

Bus Interchange
Forster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Bus Interchange
Forster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Hallam

Bus Stop
Hallam South Road

Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam South Road and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross Hallam South Road and turn left, proceed to the bus stop.

Bus Stop
Hallam South Road, Hallam Station Entrance

Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam Street, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.

Narre Warren

Bus Stop
Webb Street

Exit Narre Warren Station into the adjacent car park and walk through to the pedestrian crossing on Webb Street. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Bus Stop
Webb Street

Exit Narre Warren Station into adjacent car park, turn right and proceed to the bus stop on Webb Street.

Berwick

Bus Interchange
Berwick Station Entrance

Exit Berwick Station and proceed to the bus interchange, located in front of the station entrance.

Bus Interchange
Berwick Station Entrance

Exit Berwick Station and proceed to the bus interchange, located in front of the station entrance.

Beaconsfield

Bus Stop
Beaconsfield Avenue

Exit Beaconsfield Station and turn right towards Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right again, walk to the car park and cross Beaconsfield Avenue with care. Proceed to the bus stop, located opposite car park.

Bus Stop
Beaconsfield Avenue

Exit Beaconsfield Station and turn right towards Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right again and proceed to the bus stop, located in front of the car park.

Officer

Bus Stop
Princes Highway

Exit Officer Station, walk to Station Street and turn right. Walk approx. 600m along the left hand side of Station Street to the Princes Highway. At the intersection, cross Princes Highway, turn left and proceed approx. 70m to the bus stop. 

Bus Stop
Princes Highway

Exit Officer Station, walk to Station Street and turn right. Walk approx. 600m along the left hand side of Station Street to the Princes Highway. At the intersection, cross Princes Highway, turn left and proceed approx. 70m to the bus stop.

Cardinia Road

Bus Stop
The Parkway

Exit Cardinia Road Station, turn left and walk through the car park towards The Parkway. Cross The Parkway at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed to the bus stop. 

Metro Designated Bus Stop
The Parkway

Exit Cardinia Road Station, turn left, walk through the car park towards The Parkway and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Pakenham

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Railway Avenue, Pakenham Station Entrance

Exit Pakenham Station, turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located in front of the station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Railway Avenue, Pakenham Station Entrance

Exit Pakenham Station, turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located in front of the station entrance.

Replacement bus stop locations: (Dandenong – Cranbourne stations)*

Station

From City

To City

Dandenong

Bus Interchange
Forster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Bus Interchange
Forster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the station entrance.

Lynbrook

Bus Stop
Paterson Drive

Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road, turn right into the car park and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Paterson Drive

Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road, turn right into the car park and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.

Merinda Park

Bus Stop
Endeavour Drive

Exit Merinda Park Station and walk along the pathway towards Endeavour Drive. Cross Merinda Drive with care and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Endeavour Drive, Merinda Park Station Entrance

Exit Merinda Park Station, walk along the pathway towards Endeavour Drive and proceed to the bus stop in front of the station entrance.

Cranbourne

Bus Stop
Cranbourne Station Entrance

Exit Cranbourne Station, turn right, use the first pedestrian crossing and proceed to the bus interchange in front of the station entrance.

Bus Interchange
Cranbourne Station Entrance

Exit Cranbourne Station, turn right, use the first pedestrian crossing and proceed to the bus interchange in front of the station entrance.

*Please note: These locations are subject to change. 

Completed works

Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September

Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Dandenong stations.

Trains run to an altered timetable between Flinders Street and Caulfield stations during this period.

Journey times may increase by up to 55 minutes.

Download journey times between Caulfield and Dandenong stations: Saturday 15 September to Sunday 16 September (PDF) 490kB

Sunday 16 September

Buses replace trains between Caulfield, Dandenong and Pakenham stations. 

Express buses run Caulfield to Dandenong, then stopping all stations to Pakenham. 

Trains run to an altered timetable between Flinders Street and Caulfield stations during this period.

Journey times may increase by up to 40 minutes.

Download journey times between Caulfield, Dandenong and Pakenham stations: Sunday 16 September (PDF) 215kB

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Updated 10:25pm, 21st September