Ararat, Ballarat and Maryborough lines: Coaches replacing trains from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 2019

Added: 27 August 2019

Coaches will replace trains on the Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines for all or part of the journey from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October.

Please note: Coaches will not stop at Footscray Station. Passengers should travel to Southern Cross via coach then catch a Werribee or Williamstown train to Footscray.

A temporary timetable will be provided closer to the disruption.

Service changes

Sunday 29 September

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough passengers will travel on a train to Melton, connecting with express coaches from Melton to Southern Cross Station.

A stopping all station shuttle bus will operate between Melton and Deer Park. Passengers travelling between Deer Park, Ardeer and Sunshine can travel on a Geelong Line train. 

Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh trains will run to Melton, connecting with coaches from Melton to Southern Cross Station.

Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough

Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough passengers will travel on a train to Melton, connecting with coaches from Melton to Southern Cross Station.

Bacchus Marsh

All Bacchus Marsh trains will be replaced by express coaches to Southern Cross Station.

General Information

    • There is limited space for bikes on V/Line trains and coach replacement services
    • No pets or hot food allowed on replacement coaches
    • In Melbourne, coaches will arrive and depart from:
      • The Southern Cross Station coach terminal located on Spencer Street, opposite Little Bourke Street
    • Passengers needing special assistance, please call 1800 800 007 before travelling.

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    Updated 12:44pm, 4th September