Notification

Hurstbridge line: Buses replacing trains from 8.30pm on Friday 6 October to Sunday, 15 October 2017

Added: 9 September 2017

Due to construction works as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, buses will replace train services between Clifton Hill and Greensborough stations from 8.30pm on Friday 6 October until the last service on Sunday, 8 October 2017. From the first service on Monday 9 October until the last service on Sunday, 15 October 2017, buses will then replace train services between Clifton Hill and Macleod stations.

Please note that this may increase your journey time by up to 45 minutes.

Normal train services will resume from the first service on Monday, 16 October 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:

Friday 6 October - Sunday 8 October

Buses will replace train services between Clifton Hill and Greensborough stations from 8.30pm on Friday 6 October until the last service on Sunday, 8 October 2017.

Replacement buses will be a mixture of services:

  • Service stopping all stations between Clifton Hill and Greensborough
  • Limited-express service running express between Clifton Hill and Heidelberg, stopping all stations between Heidelberg and Greensborough.

Timetables will become available closer to the works date. Please continue to check this site for the latest information.

Monday 9 October - Sunday 15 October

Buses will replace train services between Clifton Hill and Macleod stations from the first service on Monday 9 October until the last service on Sunday, 15 October 2017.

Train services between Greensborough and Hurstbridge stations will operate to an altered timetable.

Replacement buses will be a mixture of services:

  • Service stopping all stations between Clifton Hill and Macleod
  • Limited-express service running express between Clifton Hill and Heidelberg, stopping all stations between Heidelberg and Macleod
  • Service running express between Victoria Park and Macleod stations (with trains operating normally between Victoria Park and Clifton Hill stations)

Timetables will become available closer to the works date. Please continue to check this site for the latest information.

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

STATION FROM CITY TO CITY
Clifton Hill

Bus Stop
Hoddle Street

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

Bus Stop
Hoddle Street

Disembark bus at bus stop on Hoddle Street, located opposite the Clifton Hill Station entrance, in front of pedestrian subway ramp.

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 approx. 60m 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 and Station Streets

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 and Station Streets

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

Alphington

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Wingrove and Yarana Streets

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

Bus Stop
Wingrove Street

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 Heidelberg 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 and Yarra Streets, Heidelberg Station Entrance

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

Bus Interchange
Mount and Yarra Streets, Heidelberg Station Entrance

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

Heidelberg

Bus Interchange
Mount and Yarra Streets, Heidelberg Station Entrance

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

Bus Interchange
Mount and Yarra Streets, Heidelberg Station Entrance

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

Rosanna

Bus Stop
Turnham Avenue

Exit Rosanna Station on to Turnham Avenue, turn left and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Turnham Avenue

Exit Rosanna Station and cross Turnham Avenue with caution. Proceed to bus stop on left.

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
Exit Greensborough Station on to Para Road via pedestrian overpass, turn right and proceed approximately 80 metres to bus stop.
Bus Stop
Para Road
Exit Greensborough Station on to Para Road via pedestrian overpass, turn right and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Para Road and turn right, proceed approximately 40 metres to bus stop.


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Updated 03:33pm, 9th September