Notification

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Buses replacing selected trains between Wednesday 10 January and Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Added: 7 December 2017

Due to works, buses will replace train services on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at selected times from Wednesday 10 Jan to Wednesday 17 Jan, Sunday 21 Jan to Wednesday 24 Jan, Thursday 25 Jan and Tuesday 30 Jan to Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018.

Please note that journey times may be increased.

Plan ahead using Journey Planner.

Service changes:

Service changes

Buses will replace train services as follows:

Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 17 January

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Dandenong stations. Trains will operate to an altered timetable between Caulfield and Flinders Street stations, and between Dandenong and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations.

Journey times may be increased by up to 55 minutes.

Download weekday journey times to/from city: Wednesday 10 January - Wednesday 17 January (PDF) 311kB

Download journey times to/from city: Saturday 13 January (PDF) 313kB

Download journey times to/from city: Sunday 14 January (PDF) 313kB

Download altered train timetables to city: Wednesday 10 January - Wednesday 17 January (PDF) 300kB

Download altered train timetables from city: Wednesday 10 January - Wednesday 17 January (PDF) 310kB

Download stopping patterns for replacement buses: Wednesday 10 January - Wednesday 17 January (PDF) 168kB

Sunday 21 January – Wednesday 24 January (after 8pm)

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from 8pm until the last service each night.

Download journey times to/from city after 8pm: Sunday 21 January (PDF) 289kB

Download journey times to/from city after 8pm: Monday 22 January - Wednesday 24 January (PDF) 300kB

Thursday 25 January (after 8pm)

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Cranbourne stations from 8pm until the last service.

Trains between Dandenong and Pakenham will run to the normal timetable unless otherwise shown.

Download journey times to/from city after 8pm: Tuesday 25 January (PDF) 478kB

Friday 26 January - Saturday 27 January (after 8pm)

Buses will replace train services between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from 8pm until 3am each night.

Download journey times to/from city after 8pm: Friday 26 January - Saturday 27 January (PDF) 257kB

Tuesday 30 January to Wednesday, 14 February 

Buses will replace train services between Westall and Dandenong stations.

Timetables for replacement bus services will become available closer to the works date. Please continue to check this website for the latest information.

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.

Travel restrictions for rail-replacement services

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.

Stop locations for replacement buses

Replacement bus stop locations:

Station

From City

To City

Caulfield

Bus Stop 
Normanby Road

Exit Caulfield Station on to Normanby Road. Turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Sir John Monash Drive

Disembark bus at bus stop on Sir John Monash Drive. Turn right and proceed to Caulfield Station.

Carnegie

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

From Carnegie Station walk along Woorayl Street towards Koornang Road, turn right onto Koornang Road. Walk approximately 190 metres to Dandenong Road, cross the road and turn right onto Dandenong Road to the train replacement bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

From Carnegie Station, walk along Morton Avenue towards Koornang Road, turn right and walk north along Koornang Road for approximately 190 metres. Turn left at Dandenong Road and proceed to the train replacement bus stop.

Murrumbeena

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Neerim Road

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

Bus Stop
Neerim Road

Exit Murrumbeena Station on to Railway Parade towards Murrumbeena Road and turn right. Walk 70 metres then turn right on to Neerim Road Walk 70 metres and proceed to bus stop, located near pedestrian crossing.

Hughesdale

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Hughesdale Station is closed until mid-2018. From the level crossing proceed approximately 50 metres south on Poath Road to the bus stop in front of 96A Poath Road.

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Hughesdale Station is closed until mid-2018. From the level crossing proceed approximately 50 metres north on Poath Road  to the bus stop in front of 79 Poath Road. 

Oakleigh

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Haughton Road, Oakleigh Station Entrance

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

Bus Stop
Haughton Road

Exit Oakleigh Station, via ramp on right, on to Haughton Road at the pedestrian crossing. Cross Haughton Road and turn left. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop, approximately 50 metres ahead.

Huntingdale

Bus Stop
Huntingdale Road

Exit Huntingdale Station on to Huntingdale Road and turn right. Proceed to pedestrian crossing and cross Huntingdale Road. Turn right and walk to 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 Carinish Road. Turn left and walk 100 metres to Clayton Road. Turn right and cross Carinish Road. Walk 80 metres 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 the lights, turn left and then cross at lights on Clayton Road. Turn right and walk north 200 metres to Metro designated bus stop.

Westall

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Rayhur Street, Westall Station Entrance

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

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Rahyur Street, Westall Station Entrance

Exit Westall Station on to Rayhur Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop to the right of station entrance.

Springvale

Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Springvale Station Entrance

Proceed to the bus stop located in front of Springvale Station entrance, on Lightwood Road.

Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Springvale Station Entrance

Exit Springvale Station entrance, turn left and cross Lightwood Road at traffic lights. Turn left and proceed to the bus stop 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 the 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 to the left.

Noble Park

Bus Stop
Douglas Street, Noble Park Station

Exit Noble Park Station and turn right on to Douglas Street. Walk approximately 100 metres to bus stop, in front of station car park.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Douglas Street

Exit Noble Park Station on to Douglas Street, turn right and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Douglas Street and turn left. Walk approximately 40 metres to Metro designated bus stop, opposite station entrance.

Yarraman

Bus Stop
Railway Parade, Yarraman Station Entrance

Exit Yarraman Station via steps or ramp on to Railway Parade. If taking steps, use the pedestrian crossing at the bottom of the steps to cross Railway Parade. If using the ramp, turn right on to Railway Parade and walk towards the pedestrian crossing. After crossing, turn right and proceed to bus stop, located approximately 50 metres under the rail bridge.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Railway Parade, Yarraman Station Entrance

Exit Yarraman Station via the ramp on to Railway Parade. Proceed to bus stop in front of Yarraman Station entrance.

Dandenong

Bus Interchange
Foster Street, Dandenong Station Entrance

Disembark bus at bus interchange, located in front of Dandenong Station.

Bus Stop
Cheltenham Road Car Park

Board bus at bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station.

 

Replacement bus stop locations (Dandenong – Cranbourne stations):

Station

From City

To City

Lynbrook

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Aylmer Road

Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop.

Bus Stop

Paterson Drive

Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road and turn left. Walk to roundabout and cross Paterson Drive. Turn left and proceed to bus stop.

Merinda Park

Bus Stop

Endeavour Drive

Exit Merinda Park Station on to Endeavour Drive. Cross Merinda Drive and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop

Endeavour Drive, Merinda Park Station Entrance

Proceed to bus stop on Endeavour Drive, in front of Merinda Park Station entrance.

Cranbourne

Bus Interchange

Cranbourne Station entrance

Disembark bus at bus interchange in front of Cranbourne Station entrance.

Bus Interchange

Cranbourne Station entrance

Board bus at bus interchange in front of Cranbourne Station entrance.

Replacement bus stop locations (Dandenong – Pakenham stations):

Station

From City

To City

Dandenong

Bus Stop

Cheltenham Road car park, Dandenong Station

Board bus at bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station.

Bus Stop

Cheltenham Road car park, Dandenong Station

Board bus at bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station.

Hallam

Bus Stop

Hallam South Road

Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam South Road at the pedestrian crossing. Cross Hallam South Road and turn left. Proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop

Hallam South Road, Hallam Station Entrance

Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam Street and turn right. Proceed to bus stop.

Narre Warren

Bus Stop

Webb Street

Exit Narre Warren Station into adjacent car park. Proceed to car park entrance and carefully cross Webb Street. Proceed to bus stop on right.

Bus Stop

Webb Street

Exit Narre Warren Station into adjacent car park. Proceed to bus stop at car park entrance on Webb Street.

Berwick

Bus Interchange

Berwick Station Entrance

Proceed to the bus interchange in front of Berwick Station.

Bus Interchange

Berwick Station Entrance

Proceed to the bus interchange in front of Berwick Station.

Beaconsfield

Bus Stop

Beaconsfield Avenue

Exit Beaconsfield Station on to Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right and continue to car park. Cross Beaconsfield Avenue and proceed to bus stop, located opposite car park.

Bus Stop

Beaconsfield Avenue

Exit Beaconsfield Station on to Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right and continue to car park. Proceed to bus stop, located in front of car park.

Officer

Bus Stop

Princes Highway

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

Bus Stop

Princes Highway

Exit Officer Station and proceed to Station Street. Turn right and walk along the left hand side of Station Street approximately 600 metres to Princes Highway. At the intersection turn left and proceed approximately 75 metres to bus stop.

Cardinia Road

Bus Stop

The Parkway

Exit Cardinia Road Station on to Cardinia Road. Proceed across Cardinia Road to the bus stop on The Parkway.

Bus Stop

The Parkway

Exit Cardinia Road Station on to Cardinia Road. Proceed across Cardinia Road to the bus stop on The Parkway.

Pakenham

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Railway Avenue, Pakenham Station Entrance

Disembark bus at Metro designated bus stop on Railway Avenue, in front of Pakenham Station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Railway Avenue, Pakenham Station Entrance

Board bus at Metro designated bus stop on Railway Avenue, located in front of Pakenham Station entrance.

Additional information

  • To plan your route, use journey planner.
  • Download the free PTV mobile apps for Android and iOS and access public transport information on the go.
  • Passengers requiring accessibility information, see Accessible transport.
  • If you need help or a question answered, call us on 1800 800 007.

These works are part of a larger project overseen by the Level Crossings Removal Authority. For further information check the Level Crossings Removal Authority website.

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Updated 10:54am, 19th January