More train services across Melbourne
Added: 4 June 2018
The 2018 metropolitan train timetable change will deliver 190 new and hundreds of extended weekday services every week across the South Morang/Mernda, Werribee, Hurstbridge, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
South Morang passengers will have 115 new and extended services every week, while the new Mernda Station will give passengers access to 982 services every week when the Mernda Rail Extension opens later in 2018.
Hurstbridge Line passengers living between Eltham and the city will have more options to get to work, school or leisure activities with 35 new and extended services each week.
Thirty-five new weekday services will also be added on the Werribee Line, and passengers at South Kensington, Seddon, Yarraville and Spotswood can catch a turn up and go service until 8:20pm on weekdays.
Passengers along the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will benefit from up to 80 new and extended services each week and a longer turn-up-and-go service frequency in the evenings, meaning trains every 10 minutes until 10pm on weeknights.
The new timetable also makes room for 14 of the 24 new High Capacity Metro Trains to be rolled out from mid-2019. The new trains will make more space for passengers on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
Bus timetables will also be adjusted to maintain connections to the new train timetable.
New timetables will be available around one month before the changes are introduced later this year.