Notification

Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham lines: Buses replacing trains each night after 8.30pm from Sunday 21 October to Wednesday 24 October 2018

Added: 11 October 2018

Buses replace Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham trains between Burnley/South Yarra and Caulfield stations each night from Sunday 21 October to Wednesday 24 October 2018, 8.30pm to last train.

Trains will also run direct to and from Flinders Street Station and not via the City Loop on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines, each night from Monday 22 October to Wednesday 24 October, from 8.45pm to last train.

Journey times may increase by up to 50 minutes.

Service changes

Sunday 21 October

Express (Burnley to Caulfield) - for stations between Caulfield, Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham

Replacement buses run express between Burnley and Caulfield stations. Passengers travelling from City or Richmond stations can catch a Belgrave/Lilydale/Glen Waverley/Alamein train to Burnley to connect with buses then trains from Caulfield.

Stopping all stations (South Yarra to Malvern)

Replacement buses stop all stations between South Yarra and Malvern stations. Passengers travelling from Flinders Street or Richmond stations can catch a Sandringham line train to South Yarra to connect with buses. 

Download Cranbourne/Pakenham/Frankston lines journey times between South Yarra, Caulfield and Westall: Sunday 21 October, from 8.45pm to last train (PDF) 221kB

Monday 22 October to Wednesday 24 October (from 8.45pm Sunday and 8.30pm weekdays to last train)

Express (Burnley to Caulfield)

Replacement buses run express between Burnley and Caulfield stations. Passengers travelling from City or Richmond stations can catch a Belgrave/Lilydale/Glen Waverley train to Burnley to connect with buses. 

Stopping all stations (South Yarra to Caulfield)

Replacement buses stop all stations between South Yarra and Caulfield stations. Passengers travelling from Flinders Street or Richmond stations can catch a Sandringham line train to South Yarra to connect. 

Download Cranbourne/Pakenham lines journey times between South Yarra and Caulfield: Monday 22 October to Wednesday 24 October 2018, 8.30pm to last train each night (PDF) 234kB

Download Frankston Line journey times between South Yarra and Caulfield: Monday 22 October to Wednesday 24 October 2018, 8.30pm to last train each night (PDF) 240kB

No City Loop Services

Monday 22 October to Wednesday 24 October (8.45pm to last train)

Trains will run direct to and from Flinders Street Station and not via the City Loop on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines, due to maintenance works.

To Southern Cross and City Loop stations

Travel to Flinders Street Station and change to next available train for Southern Cross/City Loop.

From Southern Cross and City Loop stations

To stations between Caulfield, Cranbourne and Pakenham

Take a train from Platform 10 at Southern Cross Station or Platform 4 at City Loop stations and change at Burnley to a replacement bus then change at Caulfield to a train.

To stations between South Yarra and Malvern

Take a Sandringham line train to South Yarra and change to a replacement bus.

To stations between Caulfield and Frankston

Take a train from Platform 10 at Southern Cross Station or Platform 4 at City Loop stations and change at Burnley to a replacement bus then change at Caulfield to a train.

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 buses stop at:

STATION FROM CITY TO CITY

Burnley

Metro Designated Bus Stop

 Burnley Street and Madden Grove

Exit Burnley Station via the underpass and turn left towards Madden Grove. Turn left towards Burnley Street and proceed to Metro designated bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

 Burnley Street and Madden Grove

Exit Burnley Station via the underpass and turn left towards Madden Grove. Turn left towards Burnley Street and proceed to Metro designated bus stop.

South Yarra

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road and turn right. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop on Toorak Road, approx. 10m past the tram stop in the Taxi Zone.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road and turn right. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop on Toorak Road, approx. 10m past the tram stop in the Taxi Zone.

Hawksburn

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Corner of Gordon Street and Williams Road

Exit Hawksburn Station on to Luxton Street, turn left and walk approx. 100m along Luxton Street towards Williams Road. Turn left, proceed approx. 150m to the pedestrian crossing, cross Williams Street and turn right. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, near the corner of Gordon Street and Williams Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Williams Road

Exit Hawksburn Station on to Luxton Street, turn left and walk approx. 100m along Luxton Street towards Williams Road. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop on the railway bridge in Williams Road.

Toorak

Bus Stop

Corner of Orrong Road and Malvern Road

Exit Toorak Station on to Beatty Avenue, turn left and walk approx. 100m. Turn left on to Malvern Road, then turn left again on to Orrong Road. Proceed to the bus stop near the corner of Orrong Road and Malvern Road.

Bus Stop

Corner of Orrong Road and Malvern Road

Exit Toorak Station on to Beatty Avenue, turn left and walk approx. 100m. Turn left on to Malvern Road, then turn left again on to Orrong Road. Cross Orrong Road at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed to the bus stop near the corner of Orrong Road and Malvern Road.

Armadale

Bus Stop

Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street, turn left and walk approx. 150m to Kooyong Road. Turn left at Kooyong Road and proceed to bus stop on rail bridge, in front of pedestrian crossing.

Bus Stop

Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street, turn left and walk approx. 150m to Kooyong Road. Cross Kooyong Road with care, turn right and proceed to the bus stop, in front of Cheel Street.

Malvern

Bus Stop

Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station via the laneway and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn right and proceed approx. 20m to the Metro designated bus stop.

Bus Stop

Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station via the laneway and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn left, proceed to the pedestrian crossing, cross Dandenong Road and turn right. Proceed approx. 75m to the Metro designated bus stop.

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 bus stop.

Additional information

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  • Customers requiring accessibility information, see Accessible transport.
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Updated 04:22pm, 17th October