Notification

Hurstbridge line: Buses replacing trains from 8.15pm on Thursday 18 January to Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Added: 14 December 2017

Due to works as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, buses will replace train services on sections of the Hurstbridge line from 8.15pm on Thursday 18 January until the last service on Tuesday, 23 January 2018.

Buses will replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod stations during the following times:

  • From 8.15pm on Thursday 18 January until 8pm on Friday 19 January
  • From first service on Monday 22 January until last service on Tuesday 23 January

Buses will replace trains between Clifton Hill and Greensborough stations during the following time:

  • From 8pm on Friday 19 January until last service on Sunday 21 January

Trains between Macleod and Hurstbridge will operate to an altered timetable.

Please note that journey times may be extended by up to 45 minutes.

For a quick overview of these works, please download the PDF brochure below.

Download Hurstbridge works brochure (PDF) 1.4MB

Plan ahead using Journey Planner.

Service changes and replacement bus timetables

Replacement buses will operate a variety of services:

  • Stopping all stations between Clifton Hill and Macleod/Greensborough stations
  • Running express between Victoria Park and Macleod stations. Please note: Trains will operate normally between Victoria Park and Clifton Hill stations
  • Limited express between Clifton Hill and Ivanhoe/Heidelberg, and stopping all stations between Ivanhoe/Heidelberg and Macleod/Greensborough

Download journey times to/from city: Thursday 18 January - Friday 19 January (PDF) 284KB

Download express bus timetable Victoria Park - Macleod: Friday 19 January (PDF) 269kB

Download altered train timetable Macleod - Hurstbridge: Friday 19 January (PDF) 294kB

Download journey times to/from city: Saturday 20 January (PDF) 478kB

Download journey times to/from city: Sunday 21 January (PDF) 487kB

Download journey times Clifton Hill - Macleod: Monday 22 January - Tuesday 23 January (PDF) 274kB

Download express bus timetable Victoria Park - Macleod: Monday 22 January - Tuesday 23 January (PDF) 269kB

Download altered train timetable Macleod - Hurstbridge: Monday 22 January - Tuesday 23 January (PDF) 294kB

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

STATION FROM CITY TO CITY
Victoria Park

Victoria Station Car Park
Hoddle Street

Board bus in the Victoria Park Station car park on Lulie Street.

Victoria Station Car Park
Hoddle Street

Disembark bus in the Victoria Park Station car park on Lulie Street and proceed to Platform 1 for a train to the city.

Clifton Hill

Bus Stop
Hoddle Street

Proceed to bus stop, located opposite the Clifton Hill Station entrance, in front of pedestrian subway ramp.

Bus Stop
Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station Entrance

Disembark bus at bus stop on Hoddle Street, outside the Clifton Hill Station entrance.

Westgarth

Bus Stop
Westgarth Street and Knowles Street

Exit Westgarth Station on to Evans Crescent, turn right and proceed to Westgarth Street. At Westgarth Street, turn left and proceed approximately 100 metres to bus stop, located near Knowles Street.

Bus Stop
Westgarth Street and Ross Street

Exit Westgarth Station on to Evans Crescent, turn right and proceed to Westgarth Street. At Westgarth Street, turn right and proceed to safe crossing point just before level crossing. Cross Westgarth Street, turn left and proceed approximately 60 metres to bus stop, located past Ross Street.

Dennis

Bus Stop
Victoria Road

Exit Dennis Station on to Cain Avenue, turn left and proceed to Victoria Road. At Victoria Road, turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Victoria Road

Exit Dennis Station on to Cain Avenue, turn left and proceed to Victoria Road. At Victoria Road, cross Victoria Road with caution and turn right. Proceed to bus stop.

Fairfield

Bus Stop
Wingrove Street and Station Street

Exit Fairfield Station on to Wingrove Street and cross with caution. Turn right and proceed to bus stop, loated on the corner of Station Street.

Bus Stop
Wingrove Street and Station Street

Exit Fairfield Station on to Wingrove Street and turn right. Proceed to bus stop, located on the corner of Station Street.

Alphington

Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road and Yarralea Streets

Exit the station towards Yarralea Street and walk approximately 300 metres towards Heidelberg Road. Turn left and cross Yarralea Street. Proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road and Yarralea Streets

Exit the station towards Yarralea Street and walk approximately 300 metres towards Heidelberg Road. Turn right and proceed towards the bus stop.

Darebin

Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road, Darebin Station Entrance

Exit Darebin Station on to Heidelberg Road, turn left and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road and Merton Street

Exit Darebin Station on to Heidelberg Road, turn right and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Heidelberg Road and turn left. Proceed approximately 60 metres to bus stop, past Merton Street.

Ivanhoe

Bus Stop
Norman Street

Exit Ivanhoe Station and use pedestrian crossing at station entrance to cross Norman Street. Turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Norman Street, Ivanhoe Station Entrance

Exit Ivanhoe Station on to Norman Street and turn left. Proceed to bus stop, located in front of Ivanhoe Station.

Eaglemont

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Sherwood Road

Exit Eaglemont Station on to Sherwood Road via ramp. Turn right and walk a few metres. Cross Sherwood Road and arrive at Metro designated bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Sherwood Road, Eaglemont Station Entrance

Exit Eaglemont Station on to Sherwood Road via ramp. Turn right and proceed to Metro designated bus stop, located in front of station entrance.

Heidelberg

Bus Interchange
Mount Street and Yarra Street, Heidelberg Station Entrance

Exit Heidelberg Station and proceed to bus interchange, located in front of the Heidelberg Station entrance between Mount Street and Yarra Street.

Bus Interchange
Mount Street and Yarra Street, Heidelberg Station Entrance

Exit Heidelberg Station and proceed to bus interchange, located in front of the Heidelberg Station entrance between Mount Street and Yarra Street.

Rosanna

Bus Stop
Turnham Avenue

Located on Turnham Avenue, at entrance to the old Rosanna Station.

Bus Stop
Turnham Avenue

Located on Turnham Avenue, outside Rosanna Library.

Macleod

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Birdwood Avenue, Macleod Station Entrance

Exit Macleod Station on to Birdwood Avenue and proceed to Metro designated bus stop on left, located in front of station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Birdwood Avenue, Macleod Station Entrance

Exit Macleod Station on to Birdwood Avenue and proceed to Metro designated bus stop on right, located in front of station entrance.

Watsonia

Bus Interchange
Greensborough Highway, Watsonia Station Entrance

Proceed to bus interchange located in front of Watsonia Station entrance, off Greensborough Highway.

Bus Interchange
Greensborough Highway, Watsonia Station Entrance

Proceed to bus interchange located in front of Watsonia Station entrance, off Greensborough Highway.

Greensborough

Bus Stop
Para Road Car Park, Greensborough Station Entrance

Disembark bus at the temporary bus stop, located in front of the Greensborough Station entrance, off Para Road.

Bus Stop
Para Road Car Park, Greensborough Station Entrance

Proceed to the temporary bus stop, located in front of the Greensborough Station entrance, off Para Road.

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 03:46pm, 20th January