Spring construction blitz

Works will continue across metropolitan and regional train networks between Saturday 21 September and Sunday 27 October.

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.

Train works

LineDisruption Work starts Work ends
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines 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

Tram works

RouteDisruption 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 72Buses replace trams from the Shrine of Remembrance to Alfred HospitalMonday 14 OctoberSunday 27 October

* Weekend and/or night works over this period

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