Summer construction blitz across roads and public transport

Melbourne and Victoria are growing and in order to keep people moving, we need to expand and modernise the transport network to build capacity and make travel easier. This involves some disruption.

We’re working collaboratively with project delivery agencies to minimise the impacts to your journey. Major works are planned during December and January, when the road and rail networks are quieter.

Before travelling, we recommend you plan ahead, allow more time for your journey and consider alternatives. Please be aware of more people using the roads, or an alternative line or route, if their usual journey is disrupted.

Thanks for your patience while we improve the transport network.

Download Major Works Summary January 2019 map (PDF) 2.1MB

All information in the map can be found below.

For information on unplanned and planned disruptions to the public transport network, see Live travel updates.

MSG PICTO MODE Train RGB 231017 Metropolitan trains

Alamein, Belgrave, Lilydale and Glen Waverley lines

Alamein, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Lilydale lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Burnley Saturday 12 January Sunday 13 January

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish

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

For information about free travel for passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Gippsland lines in December, see our News page.

Saturday 1 December Sunday 23 December
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January

Frankston and Stony Point lines

Frankston and Stony Point lines
Disruption Works commence  Works finish
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January
Buses replace trains between Mordialloc and Frankston 8pm Friday 18 January Sunday 20 January

Glen Waverley Line

Glen Waverley Line
Disruption Works commence Works finish
There will be more passengers travelling on trains due to works on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.   Wednesday 2 January  Sunday 13 January

Sandringham Line

Sandringham Line
Disruption  Works commence  Works finish
 Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Elsternwick  Wednesday 2 January  Sunday 6 January

MSG PICTO MODE RegionalTrain RGB 231017 Regional trains

Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines

Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Coaches replace trains for all or part of the journey  Saturday 12 January Sunday 27 January

Gippsland Line

Gippsland Line
Disruption Works commence Works finish

Coaches replace trains for the entire journey on the Traralgon and Bairndale lines

For information about free travel for passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Gippsland lines in December, see our News page.

Saturday 1 December Sunday 23 December
Coaches replace trains for the entire journey on the Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January

MSG PICTO MODE Tram RGB 231017  Metropolitan trams

Routes 3, 5, 6, 16, 67, 72

Routes 3, 5, 6, 16, 67, 72 
Disruption Works commence Works finish
There will be more passengers travelling on trams due to works on the Sandringham line Wednesday 2 January Sunday 6 January

Route 75

Route 75
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trams on Toorak Road between Warrigal and Camberwell roads Thursday 3 January Saturday 12 January

Road works

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

Roadworks
Roads impacted Works commence Works finish
Yan Yean Road - allow an extra 15 minutes travel time due to the intersection closure at Diamond Creek and Aqueduct roads Thursday 3 January Thursday 24 January
Nepean Highway - allow extra travel time as there will be more traffic due to works on the Frankston Line  Wednesday 2 January Sunday 13 January 
Monash Freeway - allow extra travel time as there will be more traffic due to works on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines  Wednesday 2 January  Sunday 13 January