Notification

Sunbury line: buses replacing trains from Thursday 18 October to Monday 22 October 2018

Added: 24 September 2018

Buses replace trains on sections of the Sunbury line from 8.30pm Thursday 18 October to last train Monday 22 October, due to works as part of the Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project.

During this time, buses replace trains between Watergardens and Sunbury stations. From 2.30am Saturday 20 October to 4.45am Sunday 21 October, buses also replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury stations.

Journey times may be extended.

Download works brochure (PDF) 1.2MB

Service Changes

Buses replace trains as follows:

8.30pm Thursday 18 October to 2.30am Saturday 20 October

Buses replace trains between Watergardens and Sunbury stations from 8.30pm Thursday 18 October to 2.30am Saturday 20 October.

Journey times may increase by 25 minutes. 

Download journey times between Watergardens and Sunbury stations: Thursday 18 October and Friday 19 October (PDF) 295KB

2.30am Saturday 20 October to 4.45am Sunday 21 October

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury stations from 2.30am Saturday 20 October to 4.45am Sunday 21 October.

Journey times may increase by 50 minutes.

Download journey times between North Melbourne and Sunbury stations: Saturday 20 October and Sunday 21 October (PDF) 483KB

4.45am Sunday 21 October to last train Monday 22 October 

Buses replace trains between Watergardens and Sunbury stations from 4.45am Sunday 21 October to last train Monday 22 October.

Journey times may increase by 25 minutes.

Download journey times between Watergardens and Sunbury stations: Sunday 21 October (PDF) 483KB

Download journey times between Watergardens and Sunbury stations: Monday 22 October (PDF) 295KB

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

Replacement buses will stop at:

STATION FROM CITY TO CITY
North Melbourne

Bus Stop
Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne Station Entrance

Exit North Melbourne Station through main entrance on to Adderley Street, turn left and proceed approximately 50 metres to the bus stop in Dryburgh Street.

Bus Stop
Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne Station Entrance

Exit North Melbourne Station through main entrance on to Adderley Street, turn left and proceed approximately 50 metres to the bus stop in Drysburgh Street.

Footscray

Bus Stop
Irving Street, Footscray Station

Exit Footscray Station and turn left onto Irving Street. Proceed along footpath for approximately 100 metres to the bus stop directly in front of taxi rank.

Bus Stop
Irving Street

Exit Footscray Station and turn left onto Irving Street. Proceed along footpath to pedestrian crossing and cross Irving Street with care. Turn right and proceed approximately 30 metres to the bus stop.

Middle Footscray

Bus Stop
Buckley Street

Exit Middle Footscray Station onto Victoria Street, turn right and proceed to Buckley Street intersection. Keep right at intersection and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Buckley Street, turn right and proceed to bus stop.

Bus Stop
Buckley Street

Exit Middle Footscray Station onto Victoria Street, turn right and proceed to Buckley Street intersection. Keep right at intersection and proceed approximately 80 metres to bus stop, located on Buckley Street, just past pedestrian crossing.

West Footscray

Bus Stop
Sunshine Road

Exit West Footscray Station on to Sunshine Road. Cross Sunshine Road with caution and turn left proceed to the bus stop.

Bus Stop
Sunshine Road, West Footscray Station Entrance

Exit West Footscray Station on to Sunshine Road. Turn left and proceed to the bus stop.

Tottenham

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Sunshine Road

Exit Tottenham Station on to Sunshine Road. Proceed to pedestrian crossing straight ahead and cross Sunshine Road. Turn left and proceed approximately 75 metres to Metro designated bus stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Sunshine Road

Exit Tottenham Station on to Sunshine Road, turn left and walk to car park. Proceed approximately 50 metres along Sunshine Road/car park walkway to Metro designated bus stop.

Sunshine

Bus Stop
City Place Car Park, Sunshine Station Entrance

Exit Sunshine Station via the overpass and turn left into the car park area on City Place. Proceed to the bus stop located in the car park. 

Bus Stop
City Place Car Park, Sunshine Station Entrance

Exit Sunshine Station via the overpass and turn left into the car park area on City Place. Proceed to the bus stop located in the car park.

Albion

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road

Exit Albion Station and turn right. Walk through the station car park and proceed towards St. Albans Road. Turn right at St. Albans Road and proceed approx. 20m to the Metro Designated Bus Stop.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road

Exit Albion Station and turn right. Walk through the station car park and proceed towards St. Albans Road. Cross the pedestrian crossing on St. Albans Road with care and turn right. Proceed approx. 20m to the Metro Designated Bus Stop.

Ginifer

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road, Ginifer Station Entrance

Exit Ginifer Station on to St. Albans Road and turn left. Proceed to the Metro Designated Bus Stop in front of the station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road

Exit Ginifer Station on to St. Albans Road and turn right. Proceed to the Furlong Road and St. Albans Road intersection. Cross the pedestrian crossing with care and turn left. Proceed to the Metro Designated Bus Stop.

St. Albans

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road, St. Albans Station Entrance

Exit St. Albans Station on to St. Albans Road and turn right. Proceed to the bus interchange on St. Albans Road and locate the Metro Designated Bus Stop in the last bay of the interchange.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
St. Albans Road

Exit St. Albans Station on to St. Albans Road and proceed to the intersection. Use pedestrian crossing to cross St. Albans Road with care and turn right. Proceed approx. 100m to the Metro Designated Bus Stop, located opposite the bus interchange.

Keilor Plains

Bus Stop
East Esplanade, Keilor Plains Station Entrance

Exit Keilor Plains Station on to East Esplanade and proceed to the bus stop in front of the station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
East Esplanade

Exit Keilor Plains Station on to East Esplanade and cross the pedestrian crossing with care. Turn right and proceed to the Metro Designated Bus Stop, located opposite the station car park.

Watergardens

Bus Stop
Shopping Centre, Watergardens Station Entrance

Exit Watergardens Station and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance.

Metro Designated Bus Stop
Shopping Centre, opposite Watergardens Station Entrance

Exit Watergardens Station, turn left and cross the pedestrian crossing with care. Turn right and proceed to the bus stop located opposite the bus interchange.

Diggers Rest

Bus Stop
Old Calder Highway, Diggers Rest Station Entrance

Exit Diggers Rest Station and turn right on to the Old Calder Highway. Proceed to the bus stop located next to the Diggers Rest Station forecourt.

Bus Stop
Old Calder Highway, Diggers Rest Station Entrance

Exit Diggers Rest Station and turn right on to the Old Calder Highway. Proceed to the bus stop located next to the Diggers Rest Station forecourt.

Sunbury

Bus Interchange
Bay 7, Off Brook Street, Sunbury Station Entrance

Disembark bus at the bus interchange in front of Sunbury Station, located off Brook Street.

Bus Interchange
Bay 7, Off Brook Street, Sunbury Station Entrance

Disembark bus at the bus interchange in front of Sunbury Station, located off Brook Street.

Additional information

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  • Passengers requiring accessibility information, see Accessible transport.
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Updated 03:40pm, 16th October