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Planning ahead this Labour Day long weekend

17 Feb 2020

There's a lot happening over the Labour Day long weekend from Friday 6 March to Monday 9 March.

Buses replace trains on five metropolitan train lines over the weekend as crews deliver the Toorak Road level crossing removal, Sunbury Line Upgrade and general rail maintenance.

For regional passengers, coaches will replace trains on the Shepparton and Seymour lines for the next few weeks, as well as at various times on the weekend on the Bendigo, Geelong and Ballarat lines.

There'll also be additional trains and trams running to help passengers attend major events across the city, including Moomba, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at the MCG, the Ultra music festival at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

We want to help you keep moving and enjoy the long weekend. See below for details on extra services to special events and disruptions that may affect your travel.

Extra services to special events


Please allow extra time for your journey and plan ahead before travelling.

See Disruptions for all information on current and upcoming disruptions. 

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Line/s Bus replacements Start Finish
Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines

Buses replace trains between:

A mix of express and stopping all stations buses will run.

Trains continue to operate between Camberwell and Alamein/Belgrave/Lilydale.

8pm Friday 6 March Last service Monday 9 March
Sunbury Line 

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine

8.30pm Friday 6 March  12.45am Sunday 8 March

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury

12.45am Sunday 8 March Last service Sunday 8 March


Regional train icon V/Line trains

Line Disruption Start Finish
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill lines Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne/Bendigo
  • Sunday 8 March, from first to last service
Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong lines Coaches replace trains on sections of the Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong lines
  • Selected services between Friday 6 March and Monday 9 March
Seymour and Shepparton lines Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Seymour/Shepparton First service Saturday 7 March Last service Friday 27 March

Due to the Moomba Parade, there'll also be disruptions on the roads on Boathouse Drive, St Kilda Road, Anzac Avenue, Birdwood Avenue, Dallas Brookes Drive, Government Drive and Southbank Boulevard. Drivers should plan for delays and visit VicTraffic to plan ahead.

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Keep up to date and plan your journey

  • Check Disruptions for any service changes that may affect your journey.
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  • For information on tickets for children and concessions, see Children and Concessions.
  • If you need more information or special assistance, call 1800 800 007 before travelling.

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