Notification

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Temporary changes to services from Monday 18 June to Thursday 19 July 2018

Added: 8 June 2018

Buses replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham line at selected times from Monday 18 June to Thursday 19 July 2018, due to maintenance works, level crossing removal works, and in preparation for the introduction of High Capacity Metro Trains.

Journey times will increase.

Download Cranbourne/Pakenham June and July works brochure (PDF) 890kB

Service changes

Buses replace trains as follows:

Saturday 14 July

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from 8.15pm Saturday 14 July to 4am Sunday 15 July.

Download journey times between Dandenong and Cranbourne: after 8.15pm Saturday 14 July to 4am Sunday 15 July 2018 (PDF) 262kB

Thursday 19 July

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations on Thursday 19 July, 8.30pm to last train.

Download journey times between Dandenong and Cranbourne: after 8.30pm Thursday 19 July 2018 (PDF) 262kB

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: (Dandenong – Cranbourne stations)*

Station

From City

To City

Dandenong

Bus Interchange
Cheltenham Road car park

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to the bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station. 

Bus Interchange
Cheltenham Road car park

Exit Dandenong Station and proceed to bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station.

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
Aylmer Road

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:

Monday 18 June to Thursday 21 June

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham stations from Monday 18 June to Thursday 21 June, 8pm to last train each night.

Wednesday 20 June to Thursday 21 June

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from Wednesday 20 June to Thursday 21 June, 8.30pm to last train each night.

Saturday 23 June

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations on Saturday 23 June, 8pm to last train.

Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July, first train to last train.

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham: Saturday 30 June 2018 (PDF) 225kB

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham: Sunday 1 July 2018 (PDF) 229kB

Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July, first train to last train.

Download journey times between Dandenong, Cranbourne and Pakenham: Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July (PDF) 222kB

Download altered timetable from Flinders Street to Dandenong (from city): Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July: 233kB

Download altered timetable from Dandenong to Flinders Street (to city): Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July: 235kB

Saturday 7 July to Sunday 8 July

Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham stations from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 8 July, first train to last train.

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham: Saturday 7 July 2018 (PDF) 225kB

Download journey times between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham: Sunday 8 July 2018 (PDF) 229kB

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.

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Updated 06:05pm, 18th July