Notification

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Buses replacing trains between Saturday 2 September and Thursday, 28 September 2017

Added: 28 August 2017

Due to works as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project, the introduction of High Capacity Metro Trains and the Thompsons Road Upgrade, buses will replace train services on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at selected times between 12.30am on Saturday 2 September and the last service on Thursday, 28 September 2017.

Service changes and timetables:

Travelling on rail-replacement services

Locations of replacement bus stops

Additional information

Service changes and timetables

Buses will replace train services as follows:

Saturday 2 September - Sunday 3 September

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Dandenong stations from 12.30am on Saturday 2 September until the last service on Sunday 3 September.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 55 minutes.

Download journey times from city: Saturday 2 September (PDF) 309kB

Download journey times to city: Saturday 2 September (PDF) 310kB

Download journey times from city: Sunday 3 September (PDF) 304kB

Download journey times to city: Sunday 3 September (PDF) 303kB

Tuesday 5 September – Thursday 7 September

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Oakleigh stations from 8.30pm until the last service each night from Tuesday 5 September until Thursday 7 September.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 35 minutes.

Download journey times to/from city: Tuesday 5 September - Thursday 7 September (PDF) 295kB

Sunday 10 September – Thursday 14 September

Buses will replace train services between Caulfield and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from 9.30pm until the last service each night.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 70 minutes.

Download journey times to/from city: Sunday 10 September (PDF) 285kB

Download journey times to/from city: Monday 11 September - Thursday 14 September (PDF) 285kB

Saturday 23 September – Sunday 24 September

Buses will replace train services between Oakleigh and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from Saturday 23 September until the last service on Sunday 24 September.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 50 minutes.

Download journey times from city: Saturday 23 September (PDF) 231kB

Download journey times to city: Saturday 23 September (PDF) 232kB

Download journey times from city: Sunday 24 September (PDF) 229kB

Download journey times to city: Sunday 24 September (PDF) 232kB

Monday 25 September – Thursday 28 September

Buses will replace train services between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from Monday 25 September until the last service on Thursday 28 September.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 60 minutes.

Download journey times from city: Monday 25 September - Thursday 28 September (PDF) 230kB

Download journey times to city: Monday 25 September - Thursday 28 September (PDF) 228kB

Buses will also operate between Carrum and Cranbourne/ Lynbrook via Merinda Park from Monday 25 September until the last service on Thursday 28 September.

Please note that this may increase your journey by up to 40 minutes.

Frankston services will run to the normal timetable.

Download journey times to/from city: Monday 25 September - Thursday 28 September (PDF) 219kB

Travelling on rail-replacement services

Customers 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 (Caulfield – Dandenong stations):

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
Normanby Road

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

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 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 Neerim Road and turn left. Proceed to bus stop, located past the pedestrian crossing.

Hughesdale

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road and turn left. Proceed to bus stop, approximately 50 metres away.

Bus Stop
Poath Road

Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road. Using pedestrian crossing on right, cross Willesden Road and then Poath Road. Turn right and walk to bus stop, located next to pedestrian crossing.

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 left 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

Bus Stop

Clayton Road

Exit Clayton Station and turn right on to Clayton Road. Carefully cross road and proceed to PTV designated bus stop, located approximately 80 metres ahead, near Remembrance Gardens at 268 Clayton Road, Clayton.

Bus Stop

Clayton Road

Exit Clayton Station and turn right on to Clayton Road. Carefully cross Clayton  Road and Proceed to PTV designated bus stop, located approximately 180 metres ahead, near Clayton Road Doctors at 291 Clayton Road, Clayton.

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 on the right.

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 on the right.

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

Proceed to the bus stop located in front of Springvale 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 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 approx. 40m to Metro designated bus stop, opposite station entrance.

Yarraman

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.

Bus Stop
Railway Parade

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 taking the ramp, make way to this crossing by turning right when on Railway Parade. After crossing, turn right and make way to bus stop, located approximately 50 metres away, under rail bridge.

Dandenong

Bus Interchange

Foster Street, Dandenong Station entrance

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

Bus Interchange

Foster Street, Dandenong Station entrance

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

Replacement bus stop locations (Dandenong – Cranbourne 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.

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.

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Updated 08:45am, 21st September