Notification

Cranbourne, Frankston and Pakenham lines: Buses replacing trains from Tuesday 2 January to Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Added: 7 December 2017

While works take place in preparation for the introduction of the High Capacity Metro Trains, buses will replace train services between Flinders Street and Moorabbin/Westall stations from Tuesday 2 January until Tuesday, 9 January 2018.

Please note that journey times may be increased by up to 75 minutes.

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

For more information about these works, download the brochures below.

Please note: Buses will also replace trains on sections of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at selected times between Wednesday 10 January and Thursday, 25 January 2018. For more information, click here.

Plan ahead using Journey Planner.

Service changes and replacement bus stop locations:

Service changes and replacement bus stop locations

Frankston line (Flinders Street – Moorabbin)

Replacement buses will operate as a mixture of services running express, stopping all stations and limited-express services.

A limited express service will operate as follows:

  • Running express between Flinders Street (Arts Centre) and Glenhuntly stations
  • Stopping all stations between Glenhuntly and Moorabbin stations

An express service will operate between Moorabbin and Brighton Beach stations,

A service will stop all stations between Richmond and Moorabbin stations.

Replacement bus locations:

Station

From City

To City

Flinders Street (Arts Centre)

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Arts Centre (St Kilda Road)

Exit Flinders Street Station and turn right and proceed 400 metres to the replacement bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Arts Centre (St Kilda Road)

Exit Flinders Street Station and turn right and proceed 400 metres to the replacement bus stop.

Richmond

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Swan Street, Tram Stop #8

Exit Richmond Station on to Swan Street. Turn left and continue to Metro designated bus stop, located at Tram Stop #8

Bus Interchange
Swan Street, Tram Stop #8

Exit Richmond Station on to Swan Street. Use pedestrian crossing on left to cross Swan Street. Turn right and continue approximately 50 metres to Metro designated bus stop located at Tram Stop #8, opposite station entrance.

South Yarra

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Yarra Street and Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Yarra Street and Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road.

Hawksburn

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Gordon Street and Williams Road

At the Metro designated bus stop near corner of Gordon Street and Williams Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Williams Road

At the Metro designated bus stop near the railway bridge on Williams Road.

Toorak

Bus Stop
Orrong Road and Malvern Road

At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads.

Bus Stop
Orrong Road and Malvern Road

At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads.

Armadale

Bus Stop
Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approximately 150 metres to Kooyong Road. Turn left at Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop on rail bridge, near\ pedestrian crossing.

Bus Stop
Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approximately 150 metres to Kooyong Road. Carefully cross Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop, in front of Cheel Street

Malvern

Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to  Dandenong Road. Turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn left and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Dandenong and turn right. Walk approx. 50m to bus stop.

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.

Glenhuntly

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Royal Avenue

Exit Glenhuntly Station and turn right onto Glenhuntly Road. Turn right into Royal Avenue and travel approximately 80m to the Metro designated bus stop, located near Rosedale Avenue.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Royal Avenue

Exit Glenhuntly Station and turn right onto Glenhuntly Road. Cross over Royal Avenue and then turn right into Royal Avenue and travel approximately 80m to the Metro designated bus stop, located near Rosedale Avenue.

Ormond

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Grange Road

Exit Ormond Station on to North Road.
Continue on North Road for approx. 400m
to Grange Road. Cross Grange Road at traffic
lights and turn left. Continue on Grange Road
for approx. 240m (cross Walsh Street with
caution) to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Grange Road

Exit Ormond Station on to North Road.
Continue on North Road for approx. 400m to
Grange Road. Turn left in to Grange Road and
continue 170m to bus stop.

McKinnon

Bus Stop
McKinnon Road

Exit McKinnon Station and turn left.
Walk approx. 400m to Jasper Road.
Cross Jasper Road, then cross McKinnon
Road and continue approx. 80m to bus stop.

Bus Stop
McKinnon Road

Exit McKinnon Station on to McKinnon Road
and turn left. Walk approx. 400m to Jasper
Road. Turn left at Jasper Road and continue
approx. 20m to bus stop.

Bentleigh

Bus Stop
Jasper Road

Exit Bentleigh Station on to Centre Road and
turn left. Walk approx. 450m to Jasper Road.
Cross Jasper Road and Centre Road at
pedestrian crossing. Then walk approx.
60m to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Jasper Road

Exit Bentleigh Station on to Centre Road and
turn left. Walk approx. 450m to Jasper Road.
Cross Centre Road at the traffic lights and
walk approx. 60m to bus stop.

Patterson

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Option 1: Jasper Road (North)

Exit Patterson Station on to Patterson Road
and turn left. Walk approx. 400m to Jasper
Road. Cross jasper Road with caution and turn
left. Continue on Jasper Road approx. 150m to
regular bus stop.

Option 2: Jasper Road (South)

Exit Patterson Station on to Patterson Road and
turn left. Walk approx. 400m to Jasper Road
and turn right. Cross Patterson Road and then
cross Jasper Road. Turn right and continue on
Jasper Road approx. 90m to bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

Jasper Road (South)

Exit Patterson Station on to Patterson Road
and turn left. Walk approx. 400m to Jasper
Road and turn right. Cross Patterson Road
with caution and continue on Jasper Road
approx. 120m (cross Mortimer Street with
caution) to bus stop.

Moorabbin 

Bus Stop
Service Road (Nepean Highway),
Kingston Town Hall

Exit Moorabbin Station on to Service Road
(Nepean Highway), Turn right and proceed
to bus stop, approx. 100m away, in front of
Kingston Town Hall entrance bus stop.

Bus Stop
Service Road (Nepean Highway),
Kingston Town Hall

Exit Moorabbin Station on to Service Road
(Nepean Highway), Turn right and proceed
to bus stop, approx. 100m away, in front of
Kingston Town Hall entrance.

STATION FROM MOORABBIN TO MOORABBIN
Brighton Beach

Bus Stop
South Road

Disembark bus on to South Road. Turn left. Walk approximately 100 metres to Brighton Beach Station.

Bus Stop
South Road

Exit Brighton Beach Station on to South Road. Turn left. Walk approximately 100 metres to bus stop.

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines (Flinders Street – Westall)

Replacement buses will operate as a mixture of services running express, stopping all stations and limited-express services.

An express service will operate between Flinders Street (Federation Square) and Westall stations.

A service will stop all stations between Richmond and Caulfield stations. Another service will stop all stations between Caulfield and Westall stations.

A limited express service will operate as follows:

  • Running express between Burnley and Caulfield stations
  • Stopping all stations between Caulfield and Oakleigh stations

A limited express service will operate as follows:

  • Running express between East Malvern and Oakleigh stations
  • Stopping all stations between Oakleigh and Westall stations

An express service will operate between East Malvern and Oakleigh stations.

Replacement bus stop locations:

Station

From City

To City

Flinders Street (Federation Square)

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Federation Square (Russell Street extension)

Cross Swanston Street to Federation Square, continue along Flinders Street to Russell Street (behind NGV). Turn right at Russell Street and proceed to replacement bus stop

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Federation Square (Russell Street extension)

Cross Swanston Street to Federation Square, continue along Flinders Street to Russell Street (behind NGV). Turn right at Russell Street and proceed to replacement bus stop

Richmond

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Swan Street, Tram Stop #8

Exit Richmond Station on to Swan Street. Turn left and continue to Metro designated bus stop, located at Tram Stop #8

Bus Interchange
Swan Street, Tram Stop #8

Exit Richmond Station on to Swan Street. Use pedestrian crossing on left to cross Swan Street. Turn right and continue approximately 50 metres to Metro designated bus stop located at Tram Stop #8, opposite station entrance.

South Yarra

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Yarra Street and Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Yarra Street and Toorak Road

Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road.

Hawkburn

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Gordon Street and Williams Road

At the Metro designated bus stop near corner of Gordon Street and Williams Road.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Williams Road

At the Metro designated bus stop near the railway bridge on Williams Road.

Toorak

Bus Stop
Orrong Road and Malvern Road

At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads.

Bus Stop
Orrong Road and Malvern Road

At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads.

Armadale

Bus Stop
Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approximately 150 metres to Kooyong Road. Turn left at Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop on rail bridge, near\ pedestrian crossing.

Bus Stop
Kooyong Road

Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approximately 150 metres to Kooyong Road. Carefully cross Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop, in front of Cheel Street

Malvern

Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to  Dandenong Road. Turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Dandenong Road

Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn left and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Dandenong and turn right. Walk approx. 50m to bus stop.

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 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.

STATION FROM CRANBOURNE/PAKENHAM LINES TO CRANBOURNE/PAKENHAM LINES
Burnley

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Burnley Street and Madden Grove

Board bus at Metro designated bus stop on Burnley Street, located on the corner of Madden Grove.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Burnley Street and Madden Grove

Disembark bus at Metro designated bus stop on Burnley Street, located on the corner of Madden Grove.

East Malvern

Bus Stop
Eastern car park, East Malvern Station

Disembark bus at bus interchange, located in the eastern car park of East Malvern Station.

Bus Stop
Eastern car park, East Malvern Station

Board bus at bus interchange, located in the eastern car park of East Malvern Station.

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.

Additional information

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  • Customers requiring accessibility information, see Accessible transport.
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Updated 08:55pm, 9th December