Craigieburn Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Craigieburn Line.

The new Craigieburn Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

More services

30 new services each week

10 new services in the busy morning and afternoon periods

Better frequency

A train every 10 minutes during the longer peaks

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

Further improvements will be delivered to the Craigieburn line. The level crossing removal at Buckley Street, Essendon, is finished and the level crossing at Glenroy Road, Glenroy, will be gone by 2022.

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

The new Cranbourne Line and Pakenham Line train timetables are available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new Cranbourne and Pakenham timetables.

New services

90 new services each week

15 new services in the busy morning and afternoon periods

25 services extended from Dandenong to Cranbourne

5 services extended from Dandenong to Pakenham

Better frequency

A train every 5 minutes in the AM peak along the Dandenong corridor

A train every 10 minutes in the AM peak on the Pakenham Line

A train every 12 minutes in the AM peak on the Cranbourne Line

Other changes

Cranbourne and Pakenham services will run through the City Loop, stopping at Parliament, Melbourne Central, Flagstaff, Southern Cross and then terminating at Flinders Street Station.

Services will be more reliable with Frankston line services not running through the City Loop. Delays on one line will no longer flow onto the other.

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines - City Loop map

Early morning and late evening services will no longer stop between Caulfield and South Yarra stations, including Malvern, Armadale, Toorak and Hawksburn. Frankston trains will stop at these stations instead.

During these times, passengers travelling from the city can catch a Frankston line train or change at Richmond or South Yarra stations. Passengers travelling towards the city can change at Caulfield Station.

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

More improvements will be delivered to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines. 65 new bigger trains will be delivered along with 22 level crossing removals and power and signalling upgrades to enable trains to run in both directions right along the Cranbourne line.

The Cranbourne and Pakenham lines - together with the Sunbury Line - will exclusively run through the Metro Tunnel from 2025.

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines timetable changes

Frankston Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Frankston Line.

The new Frankston Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

Please note: Buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Stony Point and Mordialloc from 9pm Sunday 31 January

New services

45 new services each week

10 new services in the busy morning and afternoon periods

7 evening services extended from Mordialloc to Frankston every day

Better frequency

A train every 5 minutes in peak hour

A train every 10 minutes throughout the day

A train every 20 minutes until midnight

Other changes

Trains on the Frankston line will no longer run through the City Loop. Instead, trains will run direct to Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations, before travelling on to Werribee or Williamstown.

There are still plenty of ways for passengers to access City Loop stations by changing at Caulfield, South Yarra, Richmond, Flinders Street or Southern Cross stations.

Frankston Line trains will be back in the City Loop when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.

All Frankston Line trains will always arrive and depart from the same platforms at Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations.

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

More improvements will be delivered to the Frankston line. We’ve built or upgraded 12 new stations with 18 level crossings gone by 2025.

Frankston Line timetable changes

Sandringham Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Sandringham Line.

The new Sandringham Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

More services

10 new off peak services

Other changes

Trains on the Sandrngham Line will no longer run through the City Loop on weekends. Instead, trains will run direct to Flinders Street Station.

There are still plenty of ways for passengers to access City Loop stations by changing at South Yarra, Richmond or Flinders Street stations.

When the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, the Sandringham Line will then run direct to Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations and then on to Werribee.

Sandringham Line - after changes

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

Sunbury Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Sunbury Line.

The new Sunbury Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

15 new services each week

10 new services in the busy morning period

Better frequency

A train every 10 minutes in the busy morning period

Other changes

Better connections between Southern Cross and City Loop stations will mean fewer passengers need to take Sunbury services to Footscray to connect with regional trains, making it less crowded on the Sunbury line. 

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

The Sunbury line is set to keep improving with a $2.1 billion upgrade so that Melbourne's bigger, better trains can run on the line. St Albans and Ginifer stations have been rebuilt and three level crossings have been removed at Main Road and Furlong Road in St Albans and at Melton Highway in Sydenham.

Upfield Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Upfield Line.

The new Upfield Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

15 new services each week

5 new services in the busy afternoon period

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

More improvements will be delivered to the Upfield Line, with the new Moreland and Coburg stations re-opening on Monday 14 December, and the level crossings at Bell, Munro and Reynard streets and Moreland Road are gone.

Werribee Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Werribee Line.

The new Werribee Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

60 new services each week

20 new services in the busy morning period

Better frequency

A train every 10 minutes in the busy morning and afternoon period

A 10-minute frequency between 11am and 7pm on services from Newport to Flinders Street on weekends

Other changes

All weekend trains on the Werribee line will continue to Frankston after arriving at Flinders Street Station.

Passengers can change at North Melbourne, Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations for City Loop services.

To provide more space and a better service, only two early services on the Werribe Line will stop at South Kensington Station in the morning.

Instead, trains from Williamstown and Laverton will stop at South Kensington every 10 minutes in the peaks.

Passengers on the Werribee Line can change at Footscray Station for services stopping at South Kensington Station.

Williamstown Line - South Kensington map

Additional information

 

Passengers travelling to stations along these lines should listen for announcements or check passenger information display screens at Flinders Street or Southern Cross stations.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

Williamstown Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Williamstown Line.

The new Williamstown Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

15 new off-peak services each week

25 Newport services extended to Williamstown

Better frequency

A train every 20 minutes in the busy morning and afternoon periods

A train every 10 minutes throughout the day stopping at Newport, Spotswood, Yarraville, Seddon, Footscray and South Kensington stations

Other changes

Williamstown and Laverton services will stop at South Kensington Station in the morning peak.

This will provide faster boarding, more space and more comfort to passengers who are currently serviced by busier trains on the Werribee line.

Williamstown Line - South Kensington map

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

Changes to train timetables could affect your connecting bus journey from Sunday 31 January. Please plan ahead before you travel using our Journey Planner.

All bus routes will be changed to align with train services. This will occur gradually from Sunday 31 January through to April 2021. New bus timetables will be available ahead of the change.

More improvements will be delivered to the Williamstown line, with planning underway for the Ferguson Street level crossing to be gone for good by 2022.

Ballarat Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Ballarat Line.

The new Ballarat Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

125 new services each week - 45 during peak times

15 new peak services between Melton and Southern Cross stations each week

A new weekday service to Ararat

Better service frequency

Trains will run every 20 minutes during the peak, and every 40 minutes between peaks

More express services to Southern Cross Station from Bacchus Marsh

More services at Cobblebank, Deer Park, Rockbank, Melton, Caroline Springs and Ballan stations

Other changes

A shuttle bus will be put in place at Caroline Springs for passengers who travel between Deer Park and Melton during the AM and PM peak periods.

In the AM peak, the bus will connect with three city-bound train services at Caroline Springs and run express to Deer Park.

In the PM peak, the bus will collect passengers at Deer Park Station and run express to Caroline Springs to connect with three Melton-bound train services.

All Ballarat Line trains will stop at Bacchus Marsh Station.Ballarat Line - Bacchus Marsh map

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

All V/Line coaches will be re-coordinated with the new timetable from 31 January 2021.

The new coach timetables are available now. Use our Journey planner or Timetables to plan your journey.

The Ballarat Line Upgrade has transformed the line to deliver massive improvements including a new station and station upgrades, a new signalling system, track duplication and passing loops so we can provide these extra services.

Ballarat Line timetable changes

Bendigo Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Bendigo Line.

The new Bendigo Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

5 services each week introduced at Kyneton, stopping all stations to Southern Cross

More than 30 extra services at Malmsbury, Macedon, Riddells Creek and Clarkfield each week

An extra late Friday evening service will run from Bendigo to Southern Cross

Better service frequency

5 services each week will run express between Kyneton and Southern Cross stations, reducing travel time by 14 minutes

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

All V/Line coaches will be re-coordinated with the new timetable from 31 January 2021.

The new coach timetables are available now. Use our Journey planner or Timetables to plan your journey.

More improvements will be delivered to the Bendigo line. Three new stations will be delivered at Goornong, Huntly and Raywood.

The Bendigo and Echuca Line Upgrade will also deliver faster and more frequent services to Echuca and more services for Epsom and Eaglehawk.

Geelong Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Geelong Line.

The new Geelong Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

20 new services each week for Wyndham Vale across the busy morning and afternoon periods

15 new peak services each week for Geelong

Five extra services stopping at Tarneit each week

Better frequency

Geelong trains every 20 minutes throughout the day

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

All V/Line coaches will be re-coordinated with the new timetable from 31 January 2021.

The new coach timetables are available now. Use our Journey planner or Timetables to plan your journey.

The Geelong Line Upgrade includes the upgrade of Waurn Ponds Station, due for completion in late 2021. This includes a new platform and an extra track to create enough space for trains to pass each other, allowing more Geelong services to be extended to and from Waurn Ponds.

This is the first step in delivering the South Geelong to Waurn Ponds Duplication, which will duplicate track, upgrade South Geelong and Marshall stations and remove level crossings at Fyans Street and Surf Coast Highway to allow more frequent and reliable services.

Geelong Line timetable changes

Seymour Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Seymour Line.

The new Seymour Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

There will be no changes to the Albury timetable at this time.

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

All V/Line coaches will be re-coordinated with the new timetable from 31 January 2021.

The new coach timetables are available now. Use our Journey planner or Timetables to plan your journey.

The North East Line Upgrade, due for completion in mid-2021, will deliver more reliable train services for passengers and allow VLocity trains to run to Albury/Wodonga for the first time.

Traralgon Line

From Sunday 31 January 2021, passengers will see changes on the Traralgon Line.

The new Traralgon Line train timetable is available online now.

Plan ahead using Journey planner or view your new timetable.

New services

22 extra services at Trafalgar, Yarragon, Longwarry, Bunyip and Nar Nar Goon stations each week

17 extra services at Tynong Station each week

Other changes

All trains will stop at Richmond Station on weekdays to provide an easier connection to City Loop stations.

Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines - Richmond map

The new timetable means there will be changes to the arrival and departure times of some Bairnsdale services.

Additional information

Passengers are encouraged to check their timetables as there will be journey time changes on some services.

All V/Line coaches will be re-coordinated with the new timetable from 31 January 2021.

The new coach timetables are available now. Use our Journey planner or Timetables to plan your journey.

The Gippsland Line Upgrade has delivered a new bridge over the Avon River in Stratford – ahead of schedule - to allow trains to travel faster in this section.

The upgrades between Pakenham and Traralgon will enable a 40-minute train service frequency in the off-peak between Traralgon and Melbourne. Track duplication, a crossing loop extension and additional platforms will provide more opportunities for trains to pass each other in key sections of the line, boosting reliability and allowing more services to be introduced.