News and events

Major construction blitz across roads and public transport

29 Oct 2018

Works continue on major projects to along the Cranbourne/Pakenham line. These works are in preparation for the introduction of a new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains.

As a result of these works, there may be disruptions to your travel. For a summary of the major works from September to December, download our map to see affected metropolitan and regional lines and routes.

Download Major Works Summary September to December 2018 map (PDF) 2.1 MB

All information in the map is available on this page below.

Other construction being undertaken between now and the end of the year include maintenance on parts of the V/Line network, work on the Ballarat line as part of Regional Rail Revival, West Gate Tunnel Project works, improvements to Hoddle Street and regular maintenance on the tram and train networks.

For information on upcoming disruptions to the public transport network, see Disruptions.

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Table summary

Lines

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

Belgrave and Lilydale lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Camberwell (details to follow soon) Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December
City Loop Altered services through the City Loop on various weekends October, November and December
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines Buses replace trains between Caulfield and Westall (completed) Friday 5 October Sunday 7 October
 

Buses replace trains on various sections of the Cranbourne/Pakenham lines

Saturday 1 December Sunday 23 December
Frankston and Stony Point lines Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Stony Point (completed) Saturday 27 October Sunday 28 October
Glen Waverley Line Buses replace trains between Richmond and Darling stations (details to follow soon) Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December
Sunbury Line Buses replace trains on sections of the Sunbury Line (completed) Thursday 18 October Monday 22 October

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Line

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines Coaches replace trains for all or part of the journey (completed) Thursday 18 October Monday 22 October
Ballarat, Aarat and Maryborough lines Buses replace trains for all or part of the journey (completed) Saturday 6 October Monday 8 October
Gippsland Line Coaches replace trains for all or part of the journey (completed) Friday 5 October Sunday 7 October
  Coaches replace trains for all or part of the journey Saturday 1 December Sunday 23 December

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Route

Disruption

Works commence

Works finish

Route 57, 58 and 59 Tramworks between Peel Street and Gatehouse Street (details to follow soon) Saturday 1 December Sunday 2 December
  Tramworks between Dudley Street and Latrobe Street (Route 58 only) (details to follow soon) Saturday 1 December Monday 3 December
Route 64 Tramworks at Alexander Street (details to follow soon) Saturday 8 December Monday 17 December

Road works

For more information on roadworks and changes to traffic, visit the VicRoads website.

Roads impacted

Works duration

Flinders Street - lane reductions on Flinders Street for Metro Tunnel construction Ongoing
Hoddle Streeet Steamlining - nightly lane closures on Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and Swan Street Ongoing
Hoddle Streeet Steamlining - temporary lane closures between Eastern Freeway and Johnston Street Ongoing
Southbank Boulevard - road closure between St Kilda Road and Sturt Street Ongoing
West Gate Freeway - night works on the West Gate Freeway/ramps. Ongoing
Whitehall Street - reduced lanes on Whitehall Street in both directions. Northbound traffic detour via Leek Street and Somerville Road. Ongoing