Major construction blitz across roads and public transport

Works continue on major projects to overhaul rail infrastructure 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) 2.1MB

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 Live travel updates.

MSG PICTO MODE Train RGB 231017 Metropolitan trains

Belgrave and Lilydale lines

Belgrave and Lilydale lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Camberwell Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December

City Loop

City Loop
Disruption Works period
Altered services through the City Loop on various weekends October, November and December

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish
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

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

Frankston and Stony Point lines

Frankston and Stony Point lines
Disruption Works commence  Works finish
Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Stony Point (completed) Saturday 27 October Sunday 28 October

Glen Waverley Line

Glen Waverley Line
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trains between Richmond and Darling stations Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December

Sunbury Line

Sunbury Line
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trains on sections of the Sunbury Line (completed) Thursday 18 October  Monday 22 October

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 (completed) Thursday 18 October Monday 22 October

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Buses replace trains for all or part of the journey (completed) Saturday 6 October Monday 8 October

Gippsland line

Gippsland line
Disruption Works commence Works finish
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

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

MSG PICTO MODE Tram RGB 231017  Metropolitan trams

Routes 57, 58 and 59

Routes 57, 58 and 59
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Tramworks between Peel Street and Gatehouse Street (completed) Saturday 1 December Sunday 2 December
Tramworks between Dudley Street and Latrobe Street (Route 58 only) (completed) Saturday 1 December Monday 3 December

Route 64

Route 64
Disruption Works commence Works finish
Tramworks at Alexander Street Saturday 8 December Monday 17 December

Road works

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

Roadworks
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