Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Buses replace trains on different sections of the line between 11pm Friday 5 April and last train Tuesday 23 April 2019

Added: 3 March 2019

Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at different times between 11pm Friday 5 April and last train Tuesday 23 April 2019, due to planned works. Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield from 11pm Friday 5 April  to 1am Saturday 13 April. 

In addition to stopping all stations buses, express buses run between Flinders Street and Caulfield stations.

This may increase your journey time by up to 60 minutes.

Download brochure (PDF) 952kB

Download replacement bus frequency between Parliament and Caulfield: Monday 22 April to Tuesday 23 April 2019 (PDF) 2.5MB

Buses also replace trains at different times on the Frankston and Sandringham lines.

Buses replace trains Works commence Works finish
Between Flinders Street and Caulfield (completed) 11pm Friday 5 April  1am Saturday 13 April
Between Dandenong and Pakenham (completed) 12.20am Saturday 6 April Last train Sunday 7 April
Between Dandenong and Cranbourne/Pakenham from 8pm to last train each night (completed) 8pm Monday 8 April Wednesday 10 April 
Between Flinders Street and Westall (completed) 1am Saturday 13 April  Last train Sunday 14 April
Between Parliament and Caulfield (completed)
First train Monday 15 April Last train Thursday 18 April
Between Flinders Street and Westall (completed) First train Friday 19 April Last train Sunday 21 April
Between Parliament/Flinders Street and Caulfield First train Monday 22 April Last train Tuesday 23 April

Travelling to City Loop stations

For trains between Flinders Street and the City Loop:

To Southern Cross and City Loop stations

Change at Flinders Street Station and check monitors for next available train.

From Southern Cross Station

Check monitors for the next available train to Flinders Street Station.

From City Loop stations

Check monitors for next available train, or take a tram, to Flinders Street Station.

Travelling on rail replacement bus services

Passengers with special needs are advised to contact their local train station in advance or ask staff at the replacement bus stops to organise travel.

For the safety and comfort of all passengers, there are restrictions on what you may take with you on buses.

You cannot:

  • Take a conventional bike on a bus or tram (only folding bikes that meet the size criteria).
  • Take an animal on a bus or tram unless it is in a suitable container. Exceptions apply for assistance dogs.
  • Take a surfboard on a tram or a bus.

For further information, see LuggageBikes and Animals.

Replacement bus stop locations

Station From City To City
Flinders Street

(Express buses)

Federation Square (Russell Street extension) Federation Square (Russell Street extension)
Cross Swanston Street at the pedestrian crossing to Federation Square, continue along Flinders Street to Russell Street (behind NGV).  Turn right at Russell Street and proceed to replacement bus stop. Cross Swanston Street at the pedestrian crossing to Federation Square, continue along Flinders Street to Russell Street (behind NGV).  Turn right at Russell Street and proceed to replacement bus stop
Flinders Street

(10pm to 7am only)

Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Flinders Street and Russell Street Flinders Street and Russell Street
Exit Flinders Street Station onto Flinders Street. Turn right towards Russell Street and proceed to the designated bus interchange on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street. Exit Flinders Street Station onto Flinders Street. Turn right towards Russell Street and proceed to the designated bus interchange on the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street.
Parliament (Stopping all stations) Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Spring Street Spring Street
Exit Parliament Station and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Little Collins Street on Spring Street.
Richmond Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Punt Rd Punt Rd
Exit Richmond Station onto Swan St, cross at the pedestrian crossing. Turn right towards Punt Rd, turn left onto Punt Rd, and proceed to PTV 246 bus stop. Exit Richmond Station onto Swan St. Turn right towards Punt Rd, turn right onto Punt Rd, cross at Brunton Ave pedestrian lights, and proceed to PTV 246 bus stop.
South Yarra Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Yarra Street and Toorak Road Yarra Street and Toorak Road
Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road. Exit South Yarra Station on to Toorak Road. Turn left and walk to Yarra Street. Proceed to Metro designated bus stop on Yarra Street near corner of Toorak Road.
Hawksburn Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Gordon Street and Williams Road Williams Road
At the Metro designated bus stop near corner of Gordon Street and Williams Road. At the Metro designated bus stop near the railway bridge on Williams Road.
Toorak Bus Stop Bus Stop
Orrong Road and Malvern Road Orrong Road and Malvern Road
At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads. At the bus stop near corner of Orrong and Malvern roads.
Armadale Bus Stop Bus Stop
Kooyong Road Kooyong Road
Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approx. 150m to Kooyong Road. Turn left at Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop on rail bridge, near pedestrian crossing. Exit Armadale Station on to Cheel Street. Turn left and walk approx. 150m to Kooyong Road. Carefully cross Kooyong Road and walk to bus stop, in front of Cheel Street.
Malvern Bus Stop Bus Stop
Dandenong Road Dandenong Road
Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn right and proceed to bus stop. Exit Malvern Station on to Station Place and walk to Dandenong Road. Turn left and proceed to pedestrian crossing. Cross Dandenong and turn right. Walk approx. 50m to bus stop.
Caulfield

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
Normanby Road Normanby Road
Exit Caulfield Station on to Normanby Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Caulfield Station on to Normanby Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.
Carnegie Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Koornang Road Koornang Road
From Carnegie Station walk out of the station onto Koornang Road and see the bus stop near the other PTV bus stops. From Carnegie Station, cross the road to the other side of Koornang Road and see the bus stop near the other PTV bus stops.
Murrumbeena Metro Designated Bus Stop Bus Stop
Neerim Road Neerim Road
Exit Murrumbeena Station on to Neerim Road. Cross the road and proceed to the Metro and PTV bus stops. Exit Murrumbeena Station on to Neerim Road. Proceed to the Metro and PTV bus stops. .
Hughesdale Bus Stop Bus Stop
Poath Road Poath Road
Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road. Cross the road at the lights and proceed to the Metro and PTV bus stop. Exit Hughesdale Station on to Poath Road and proceed to the Metro and PTV bus stop near the ‘HUG’ sign.
Oakleigh

 

Metro Designated Bus Stop Bus Stop
Haughton Road, Oakleigh station entrance Haughton Road
Exit Oakleigh Station, via the ramp and turn left on to Haughton Road. Proceed to bus stop, located in front of the station entrance. Exit Oakleigh Station, via the ramp and turn left on to Haughton Road. Cross at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed approx. 50m to the Metro designated bus stop.
Huntingdale

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
Huntingdale Road Huntingdale Road
Exit Huntingdale Station on to Huntingdale Road and turn right. Proceed to the pedestrian crossing, cross Huntingdale Road, turn left and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Huntingdale Station on to Huntingdale Road and turn right. Proceed to bus stop, located before the pedestrian crossing.
Clayton

 

Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Clayton Road Clayton Road
Exit Clayton Station to the right onto Carinish Road and continue to Metro designated bus stop. Exit Clayton Station to the right onto Carinish Road. Turn right onto Carinish Road and continue to Metro designated bus stop located in the bus bay.
Westall

 

Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Rayhur Street, Westall station entrance Rayhur Street, Westall station entrance
Exit Westall Station on to Rayhur Street and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop in front of the station entrance. Exit Westall Station on to Rayhur Street and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop in front of the station entrance.
Springvale

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Springvale station entrance Lightwood Road, Springvale station entrance
Exit Springvale Station and proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance, on Lightwood Road. Exit Springvale Station and proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance, on Lightwood Road.
Sandown Park

 

Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Lightwood Road, Sandown Park station entrance Lightwood Road
Exit Sandown Park Station, turn left and walk to Lightwood Road. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located in the slip lane within the station car park. Exit Sandown Park Station, turn left and walk to Lightwood Road. Walk to the pedestrian crossing, cross Lightwood Road, turn left and proceed approx. 50m to the Metro designated bus stop.
Noble Park

 

Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Douglas Street, Noble Park station entrance Douglas Street
Exit Noble Park Station and turn right on to Douglas Street. Proceed approx. 100m to the bus stop, located in front of station car park. Exit Noble Park Station, turn right on to Douglas Street and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross Douglas Street, turn left and proceed approx. 40m to the Metro designated bus stop.
Yarraman

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
Railway Parade Railway Parade, Yarraman station entrance
Exit Yarraman Station via the ramp, turn left and walk to Railway Parade.

(If taking steps, use the pedestrian crossing at the bottom of the steps to cross Railway Parade. If taking the ramp, make way to the pedestrian crossing by turning right when on Railway Parade.)

Cross Railway Parade, turn right and proceed approx. 50m to the bus stop, located underneath the rail bridge.

Exit Yarraman Station via the ramp, turn left and walk to Railway Parade. Proceed to the bus stop located in front of the station entrance.

 

Dandenong Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Cheltenham Road Car Park Cheltenham Road Car Park
Board bus at bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station.  Board bus at bus interchange in car park, located at rear of Dandenong Station. 
Lynbrook Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Paterson Drive Aylmer
Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road, turn right into the car park and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Lynbrook Station on to Aylmer Road, turn right into the car park and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.
Merinda Park Bus Stop Bus Stop
Endeavour Drive Endeavour Drive, Merinda Park Station Entrance
Exit Merinda Park Station and walk along the pathway towards Endeavour Drive. Cross Merinda Drive with care and proceed to bus stop. Exit Merinda Park Station, walk along the pathway towards Endeavour Drive and proceed to the bus stop in front of the station entrance.
Cranbourne Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Cranbourne Station Entrance Cranbourne Station Entrance
Exit Cranbourne Station, turn right, use the first pedestrian crossing and proceed to the bus interchange in front of the station entrance. Exit Cranbourne Station, turn right, use the first pedestrian crossing and proceed to the bus interchange in front of the station entrance.
Hallam Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hallam South Road Hallam South Road, Hallam Station Entrance
Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam South Road and walk to the pedestrian crossing. Cross Hallam South Road and turn left, proceed to the bus stop. Exit Hallam Station on to Hallam Street, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.
Narre Warren Bus Stop Bus Stop
Webb Street Webb Street
Exit Narre Warren Station into the adjacent car park and walk through to the pedestrian crossing on Webb Street. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Narre Warren Station into adjacent car park, turn right and proceed to the bus stop on Webb Street.
Berwick Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Berwick station entrance Berwick Station entrance
Exit Berwick Station and proceed to the bus interchange, located in front of the station entrance. Exit Berwick Station and proceed to the bus interchange, located in front of the station entrance.
Beaconsfield Bus Stop Bus Stop
Beaconsfield Avenue Beaconsfield Avenue
Exit Beaconsfield Station and turn right towards Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right again, walk to the car park and cross Beaconsfield Avenue with care. Proceed to the bus stop, located opposite car park. Exit Beaconsfield Station and turn right towards Beaconsfield Avenue. Turn right again and proceed to the bus stop, located in front of the car park.
Officer

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
Siding Avenue Siding Avenue
Exit Officer Station, walk to Siding Avenue and turn left. Cross the road and proceed to the Metro Designated bus stop. Exit Officer Station, walk to Siding Avenue and turn left. Proceed to the Metro Designated bus stop.
Cardinia Road Bus Stop Bus Stop
Village Way 928 bus stop Village Way 928 bus stop
Exit Cardinia Road Station, onto Village Way. Proceed to the bus stop on the corner of Golden Green Street and Village Way. Exit Cardinia Road Station, onto Village Way. Proceed to the bus stop on the corner of Golden Green Street and Village Way.
Pakenham Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Railway Avenue Railway Avenue
Exit Pakenham Station, cross Railway Avenue using the pedestrian crossing and turn left, proceed 40m to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Pakenham Station, cross Railway Avenue using the pedestrian crossing and turn left, proceed 40m to the Metro designated bus stop.

Download replacement bus frequency between Flinders Street and Caulfield: 11pm Friday 5 April to last train Sunday 7 April (PDF) 257kB 

Download replacement bus frequency between Dandenong and Pakenham: 12.20am Saturday 6 April to last train Sunday 7 April (PDF) 257kB 

Download replacement bus frequency between Dandenong and Cranbourne/Pakenham: after 8pm each night from Monday 8 April to Wedneday 10 April (PDF) 262kB 

Download replacement bus frequency between Flinders Street and Westall: 1am Saturday 13 April to last train Sunday 14 April 2019 (PDF) 492kB

Download replacement bus frequency between Parliament and Caulfield: Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April and Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April (PDF) 256kB 

Download replacement bus frequency between Flinders Street and Westall: Friday 19 April to Sunday 21 April 2019 (PDF) 2.5MB

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Updated 06:34pm, 22nd April