Hurstbridge and Mernda lines: Buses replace trains between Parliament and Bell/Heidelberg at selected times from 8.20pm Friday 15 March to Wednesday 20 March 2019

Added: 6 March 2019

Buses will replace train services between Parliament and Bell/Heidelberg stations between 8.20pm Friday 15 March and last train Sunday 17 March, and after 8.20pm each night from Monday 18 March to Wednesday 20 March 2019, due to maintenance works.

Note: Buses operate between Flinders Street and Bell during Night Network service hours.

Journey times may be increased by up to 40 minutes.

Download journey times between Parliament and Heidelberg stations: Friday 15 March to Wednesday 20 March (PDF) 449kB

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Service changes

Hurstbridge

Buses replace trains Works commence Works finish
Between Parliament and Heidelberg 8.20pm Friday 15 March Last train Sunday 17 March
Between Parliament and Heidelberg from 8.10pm to last train each night 8.20pm Monday 18 March Last train Wednesday 20 March

Mernda

Buses replace trains Works commence Works finish
Stopping all stations between Parliament and Clifton Hill, running express to Northcote then stopping all stations to Bell* 8.10pm Friday 15 March Last train Sunday 17 March
Between Parliament and Bell from 8.10pm to last train each night 8.20pm Monday 18 March Last train Wednesday 20 March

*For Rushall or Merri Station, take a Maxi Taxi to/from Clifton Hill 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

Replacement bus stops for Hurstbridge line:

Station From City To City
Parliament Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Spring St, Gordon Reserve Spring St, Gordon Reserve
Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Gordon Reserve on Spring Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Gordon Reserve on Spring Street, near the corner of Little Collins and Spring Streets.
Jolimont Bus Stop Bus Stop
Wellington Parade Wellington Parade, Jolimont Station entrance
Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and walk to the Clarendon Street intersection. Turn right, cross Wellington Parade, turn right and proceed to the bus stop, located in front of hotel entrance. Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and proceed to the bus stop.
West Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Hotham streets Hoddle and Freeman streets
Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn right. Continue to the pedestrian crossing, cross Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located just past Hotham Street. Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the corner of Hoddle and Freeman streets.
North Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Victoria Streets Hoddle and Victoria Streets
Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing, turn right and proceed to bus stop. Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and proceed to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn right at Hoddle Street and proceed to the bus stop.
Collingwood Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Gipps Streets Hoddle and Stanton streets
Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn right and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located approx. 30m ahead. Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn left and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop approx. 20m ahead.
Victoria Park Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Sackville streets Hoddle and Johnston streets
Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street, turn right and proceed approx. 65m to the bus stop, located on the corner of Sackville Street. Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and cross Johnston Street using pedestrian crossing. Proceed along Hoddle Street to the bus stop, located approx. 50m away.
Clifton Hill Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle Street Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station entrance
Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street and turn right. Continue down the pedestrian subway ramp, turn left and walk underneath Hoddle Street. Turn left and proceed to the bus stop, located opposite the Clifton Hill Station entrance. Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left.
Westgarth Bus Stop Bus Stop
Westgarth Street and Knowles Street Westgarth Street and Ross Street
Exit Westgarth Station on to Evans Crescent via the pedestrian overpass, turn right and proceed to Westgarth Street. At Westgarth Street, turn left and proceed approx. 100m to the bus stop, located near Knowles Street. Exit Westgarth Station on to Evans Crescent, turn right and proceed to Westgarth Street. At Westgarth Street, turn right and proceed to the safe crossing point near the level crossing. Cross Westgarth Street, turn left and proceed approx. 60m to the bus stop, located near Ross Street.
Dennis Bus Stop Bus Stop
Victoria Road Victoria Road
Exit Dennis Station on to Cain Avenue via the pedestrian underpass, turn left and walk to Victoria Road. At Victoria Road, turn right and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Dennis Station on to Cain Avenue, turn left and proceed to Victoria Road. Cross Victoria Road with care, turn right and proceed to the bus stop.
Fairfield Bus Stop Bus Stop
Wingrove and Station streets Wingrove and Station streets
Exit Fairfield Station on to Wingrove Street, cross with care and turn right. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the corner of Station Street. Exit Fairfield Station on to Wingrove Street and turn right. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the corner of Station Street.
Alphington Metro Designated Bus Stop Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road and Yarralea Street Heidelberg Road and Yarralea Street
Exit Alphington Station onto Miller Street and approx. 200m towards Heidelberg Road.  Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Alphington Station onto Miller Street and approx. 200m towards Heidelberg Road.  Turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop.
Darebin Bus Stop Bus Stop
Heidelberg Road, Darebin Station entrance Heidelberg Road and Merton Street
Exit Darebin Station on to Heidelberg Road, turn left and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Darebin Station on to Heidelberg Road, turn right and proceed to the pedestrian crossing. Cross Heidelberg Road, turn left and proceed approx. 60m to bus the stop, located near Merton Street.
Ivanhoe Bus Stop Bus Stop
Norman Street Norman Street, Ivanhoe Station entrance
Exit Ivanhoe Station and use the pedestrian crossing to cross Norman Street. Turn right and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Ivanhoe Station on to Norman Street, turn left and proceed to the bus stop.
Eaglemont Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Sherwood Road Sherwood Road, Eaglemont Station Entrance
Exit Eaglemont Station on to Sherwood Road via the subway. Turn right, walk towards and cross Sherwood Road with care. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Eaglemont Station on to Sherwood Road via the subway. Turn right and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located outside the station entrance.
Heidelberg Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Mount and Yarra streets, Heidelberg Station entrance Mount and Yarra streets, Heidelberg Station entrance
Exit Heidelberg Station and proceed to bus interchange, located in front of the Heidelberg Station entrance between Mount and Yarra streets. Exit Heidelberg Station and proceed to bus interchange, located in front of the Heidelberg Station entrance between Mount and Yarra streets.

Replacement bus stops for Mernda line:

Station From City To City
Parliament Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Spring Street, Gordon Reserve Spring Street, Gordon Reserve
Exit Parliament Station and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Little Collins Street on Spring Street. Exit Parliament Station and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Little Collins Street on Spring Street.
Jolimont Bus Stop Bus Stop
Wellington Parade Wellington Parade, Jolimont Station entrance
Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and walk to the Clarendon Street intersection. Turn right, cross Wellington Parade, turn right and proceed to the bus stop, located in front of hotel entrance. Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and proceed to the bus stop.
West Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Hotham streets Hoddle and Freeman streets
Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn right. Continue to the pedestrian crossing, cross Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located just past Hotham Street. Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the corner of Hoddle and Freeman streets.
North Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Victoria streets Hoddle and Victoria streets
Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing, turn right and proceed to bus stop. Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and proceed to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn right at Hoddle Street and proceed to the bus stop.
Collingwood Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Gipps Streets Hoddle and Stanton Street
Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn right and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located approx. 30m ahead. Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn left and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop approx. 20m ahead.
Victoria Park Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Sackville streets Hoddle and Johnston streets
Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street, turn right and proceed approx. 65m to the bus stop, located on the corner of Sackville Street. Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and cross Johnston Street using pedestrian crossing. Proceed along Hoddle Street to the bus stop, located approx. 50m away.
Clifton Hill Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station entrance Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station entrance
Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left. Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left.
Rushall (by Maxi-Taxi from Clifton Hill only) Bus Stop Bus Stop
Rushall Crescent Rushall Crescent
Exit Rushall Station on to Falconer Street and walk to Rushall Crescent. Cross Rushall Crescent with care, turn left and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Rushall Station on to Falconer Street, walk to Rushall Crescent and turn right. Proceed to the bus stop on the corner.
Merri (by Maxi-Taxi from Clifton Hill only) Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Bridge Street Bridge Street
Exit Merri Station on to South Park Street, cross the street with care and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located on Bridge Street. Exit Merri Station on to South Park Street, cross the street with care and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located on Bridge Street.
Northcote Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Arthurton Road Herbert Street and Arthurton Road
Exit Northcote Station on to Arthurton Road and turn left. Walk to the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed to Metro designated bus stop. Exit Northcote Station on to Arthurton Road and turn right. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, on the corner of Herbert Street and Arthurton Road
Croxton Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Stott Street, tram stop 35 Stott Street, tram stop 35
Exit Croxton Station on to Stott Street, turn left into Beaconsfield Parade and walk to High Street. Cross High Street at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and cross Dennis Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop at tram stop 35. Exit Croxton Station on to Stott Street, turn left into Beaconsfield Parade and walk to High Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop at the pedestrian crossing, located at tram stop 35.
Thornbury Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Ethel Street, tram stop 40 Ethel Street, tram stop 40
Exit Thornbury Station on to Ethel Street, cross Ethel Street with care and turn right onto Hutton Street. Walk to High Street, turn right and cross High Street at the pedestrian crossing. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located at tram stop 40. Exit Thornbury Station on to Ethel Street, cross Ethel Street with care and turn right onto Hutton Street. Proceed approx. 100m along High Street to the Metro designated bus stop at tram stop 40.
Bell Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Garnet Street, Bell Station entrance Garnet Street, Bell Station entrance
The bus stop is at the entrance to Bell Station. The bus stop is at the entrance to Bell Station.

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Updated 07:40pm, 20th March