Notification

Easter works blitz for April school holidays

Added: 21 March 2017

Over the Easter holiday period in April, there will be a number of service changes to allow vital works to be completed on the public transport network.

Work on major transport projects, including removing dangerous level crossings, preparing the Dandenong line for High Capacity Trains, and track and signalling works will be ramped up during this quieter period.

These works will also improve the safety and reliability of the existing rail and road network.

Despite this intensive program of works, public transport will help millions of people enjoy the holiday period, including those attending Run for the Kids and the start of the AFL season.

Passengers are encouraged to plan their journey ahead of time and allow additional travel time.

Trains, trams and buses will operate to a combination of Saturday, Sunday and public holiday timetables over the Easter period.

Please visit the Live Travel Updates page for further information and plan ahead using Journey Planner.

Completed works
Metropolitan train icon Belgrave line (works concluded) Thursday 13 April, 9pm Friday 14 April, first service
Metropolitan train icon Craigieburn line (works concluded) Sunday 2 April, from 8.30pm to last service each night Friday 7 April, first service 
Metropolitan train icon Craigieburn line (works concluded) Monday 10 April, from 8.30pm to last service each night  Thursday 13 April, first service 
 Metropolitan train icon Cranbourne line (works concluded) Saturday 1 April, 1.30am Monday 3 April, first service
Metropolitan train icon Cranbourne line (works concluded)  Thursday 6 April, 11pm Friday 7 April, first service 
Metropolitan train icon Cranbourne line (works concluded) Saturday 8 April, 12.30am  Monday 10 April, first service 
Metropolitan train icon Frankston line (works concluded) Friday 7 April, 8.45pm  Monday 10 April, first service 
Metropolitan train icon

Pakenham line (works concluded)

Saturday 1 April, 1.30am Thursday 6 April, first service
Metropolitan train icon

Pakenham line (works concluded)

Thursday 6 April, 11pm Friday 7 April, first service
Metropolitan train icon Pakenham line (works concluded) Saturday 8 April, 12.30am Monday 10 April, first service
Metropolitan train icon Sandringham line (works concluded) Saturday 2 April, from 8.30pm to last service each night  Thursday 6 April, first service 
Metropolitan train icon South Morang line (works concluded) Sunday 9 April, from 7.45pm to last service each night  Thursday 13 April, first service  
 Metropolitan tram icon Routes 12, 78 and 109 (works concluded)  Saturday 8 April, 12.01am Tuesday 11 April, 5am
Metropolitan tram icon Route 8 (works concluded) Saturday 15 April, first service   Monday 17 April, first service
 Regional train icon Bairnsdale line (works concluded) Saturday 1 April, first service   Thursday 6 April, first service
 Regional train icon Bairnsdale line (works concluded)  Saturday 8 April, first service  Monday 10 April, first service
Regional train icon Geelong line (works concluded) Saturday 8 April, first service  Monday, 17 April, first service 
 Regional train icon Maryborough line (works concluded) Saturday 1 April, first service  Tuesday 4 April, first service 
 Regional train icon  Seymour line (works concluded) Sunday 2 April, some evening services  Friday 7 April, first service
Regional train icon  Seymour line (works concluded) Monday 10 April, some evening services Thursday 13 April, first service
Regional train icon Traralgon line (works concluded) Saturday 1 April, first service  Thursday 6 April, first service
Regional train icon Traralgon line (works concluded) Saturday 8 April, first service  Monday 10 April, first service
Regional train icon Warrnambool line (works concluded)  Saturday 8 April, first service Tuesday 18 April, first service 

 

Daily maps updates
DateImpacts and what to doDaily map of works
Friday 14 April
  • Buses replacing trains between Southern Cross and Geelong, and Geelong and Warrnambool. Allow an additional 45 minutes.
Download map for Friday 14 April
Saturday 15 April
  • Buses replacing trains between Southern Cross and Geelong, and Geelong and Warrnambool. Allow an additional 45 minutes.
  • Buses replacing Route 8 trams between Toorak and Shrine of Remembrance.
Download map for Saturday 15 April
Sunday 16 April
  • Buses replacing trains between Southern Cross and Geelong, and Geelong and Warrnambool. Allow an additional 45 minutes.
  • Buses replacing Route 8 trams between Toorak and Shrine of Remembrance.
Download map for Sunday 16 April
Monday 17 April
  • Buses replacing trains between Warrnambool and Geelong. Allow an additional 45 minutes.
Download map for Monday 17 April

If you require assistance or further information, please contact the PTV call centre on 1800 800 007.