Works continue across the metropolitan and regional train networks in late September and throughout October to prepare the network for the Metro Tunnel
The largest upgrade of infrastructure, power and signalling ever seen on Melbourne’s train network will further pick up pace throughout the upcoming Spring construction blitz, as works continue to prepare the network for the Metro Tunnel.
Work will also begin to install new cabling and track, upgrade signalling, build an additional platform at West Footscray Station, and extend existing platforms at all stations between Footscray and Sunshine to allow bigger trains to run through the Metro Tunnel.
More information will be available on this page in the coming weeks.
View current and upcoming disruptions that may impact your travel on the interactive map.
There are other transport network maintenance works happening across Victoria during the Spring construction blitz, visit PTV for more information.
|Line||Disruption||Work starts||Work ends|
|Cranbourne and Pakenham lines||Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham||Saturday 21 September||Sunday 22 September|
|Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne/Pakenham||Monday 23 September||Wednesday 25 September|
|Sunbury Line||Buses replace trains between Flagstaff and Sunshine||Sunday 29 September||Friday 11 October|
|Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines||Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Traralgon/Bairnsdale. Travel is free on line replacement services.||Saturday 21 September||Wednesday 25 September|
|Ballarat Line||Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross, Melton and Bacchus Marsh||Sunday 29 September||Friday 4 October|
|Ballarat Line||Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross, Melton and Bacchus Marsh||Saturday 19 October||Thursday 24 October|
|Bendigo Line||Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne||Sunday 29 September||Friday 4 October|
|Geelong Line||Coaches replace trains between Flagstaff and Sunshine||Sunday 29 September||Friday 4 October|
|Warrnambool Line||Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Warrnambool||Sunday 29 September||Friday 4 October|
|Route||Disruption||Work starts||Work ends|
|Routes 70,75 and City Circle||Between Russell Street and Elizabeth Street||Wednesday 2 October||Monday 7 October|
|Routes 3, 3a, 5, 16, 64 and 67||Buses replace trams from the Shrine of Remembrance to Commercial Road||Monday 14 October||Sunday 27 October|
|Route 6||Buses replace trams between the Shrine of Remembrance and Glen Iris terminus||Monday 14 October||Sunday 27 October|
|Route 58||Buses replace trams between Wells Street and Park Street, and Fawkner Park and Toorak Road||Monday 14 October||Sunday 27 October|
|Route 72||Buses replace trams from the Shrine of Remembrance to Alfred Hospital||Monday 14 October||Sunday 27 October|
* Weekend and/or night works over this period
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