Disruptions

Stay updated about travel disruptions

As we bring the pieces together, there’ll be disruptions to the public transport and road networks.

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See the planned disruptions on the road and public transport networks across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Disruptions calendar

Disruptions calendar

Subscribe to our calendars to stay up to date with the major planned disruptions across the public transport network.

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Building big this autumn

Victoria’s Big Build continues during the autumn months, focusing on level crossing removals across Melbourne and essential maintenance across the public transport network.

Major works taking place between March and May 2020 include:

  • Removing the level crossing at Toorak Road and completing the new rail bridge, six months ahead of schedule.
  • Removing three level crossings in Mentone and Cheltenham and rebuilding two new stations.
  • Building an underground pedestrian connection between Flinders Street Station and the new Town Hall Station for the Metro Tunnel.
  • Upgrading the Sunbury Line, including signalling installations, overhead wiring works and construction of a new platform at West Footscray Station.
  • Starting works on the Monash Freeway Upgrade, as well as ongoing works on the West Gate Tunnel project.

The scale of transformation happening on our transport network now and into the future means extensive planning has been undertaken to minimise disruption. To see if you’re affected, be sure to check the information on this page regularly and view our interactive disruptions map.

Download a map of major works taking place in autumn (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Disruptions take place for the entire date unless times are specified.

Buses replace trains and trams

LineDisruption Works start Works finish
Belgrave, Lilydale and Alamein Buses replace trains between Parliament and Camberwell Friday 6 March, 8.30pm Monday 9 March
Cranbourne and Pakenham Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne and Pakenham Friday 10 April Sunday 12 April
Frankston and Stony Point Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Frankston Friday 20 March, 8.15pm Sunday 22 March, last train
Buses replace trains between Frankston and Stony PointFriday 20 March, 8.15pm Friday 27 March, last train
Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc, first train to 7.45pm each day Monday 23 March Wednesday 25 March
Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Frankston, 7.45pm to last train each night          Monday 23 MarchWednesday 25 March
Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and MordiallocThursday 26 March, first trainFriday 27 March, 10pm
Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc Saturday 23 May, 9pm Wednesday 15 July
Glen Waverley Buses replace trains between Richmond and Glen Waverley Friday 6 March, 8.30pm Monday 9 March
Buses replace trains between Burnley and East Malvern Friday 3 April, 8.30pm Sunday 12 April
Mernda Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Mernda Friday 17 April Sunday 19 April
Sandringham Buses replace trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham Saturday 28 March Sunday 5 April
Sunbury Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine Friday 6 March, 8.30pm Saturday 7 March
Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury Sunday 8 March Sunday 8 March
Upfield Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Upfield Monday 20 July October

Station closures

StationDisruption Works start Works finish
Cheltenham Station Station closed Friday 20 March August 2020
Mentone Station Station closed Friday 20 March Mid July 2020

Coaches replace trains

LineDisruption Works start Works finish
Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat Saturday 7 March, 10pm Sunday 8 March, 1.30am
Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough Wednesday 22 April Sunday 3 May
Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Bendigo Saturday 7 March, 10pm Sunday 8 March, all day
Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca Saturday 23 May Monday 1 June
Geelong and Warrnambool Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Geelong Saturday 7 March, 10pm Sunday 8 March, 1.30am
Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Geelong Friday 20 March Sunday 22 March
Coaches replace trains between Geelong and Warrnambool Thursday 26 March Monday 30 March
Coaches replace trains between Melbourne and Warrnambool Thursday 31 March Friday 10 April
Coaches replace trains between Geelong and Warrnambool Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April
Seymour and Shepparton Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Shepparton Saturday 7 March Friday 27 March

Tram works

RouteDisruption Works start Works finish
Routes 3/3a, 5, 16, 64 and 67 Buses replace trams on St Kilda Road between Commercial Road and Union Street Saturday 4 April Sunday 12 April
Route 5 and 16 Buses replace trams along Glenferrie Road between High Street and Wattletree Road Saturday 16 May Monday 18 May
Route 6 Buses replace trams between Glen Iris terminus and Commercial Road and St Kilda Road Saturday 4 April Sunday 12 April
Route 30 and City Circle No trams along La Trobe Street between Queen Street and Russell Street Saturday 2 May Wednesday 6 May
Route 58 Buses replace trams between Royal Park and Dawson Street Saturday 23 May Monday 1 June
Route 70, 75 and City Circle No trams along Flinders Street between Elizabeth Street and Russell Street Monday 23 March Sunday 29 March
Route 86 Buses replace trams between Bundoora RMIT and High Street/Miller Street Saturday 21 March Sunday 29 March

Road works

LocationDisruption Works start Works finish
Cardinia Road Cardinia Road closed at the level crossing Friday 15 May Sunday 17 May
Monash Freeway Overnight ramps closures on Forster Road, Jacksons Road, Blackburn Road and Eastlink Sunday 1 March Wednesday 24 March
Plenty Road One lane closed in each direction on Plenty Road between Kingsbury Drive and the M80 Ring Road Saturday 28 March Sunday 29 March
Queens Road/Queens Way Right lane closures in both directions between Chapel Street and St Kilda Junction Saturday 4 April Saturday 5 April
St Kilda Road Closed outbound to traffic between Commercial Road and High Street Saturday 4 April Sunday 12 April
High Street closed to traffic between Punt Road and St Kilda Road Saturday 4 April Monday 6 April
Toorak Road Closed between the Monash Freeway and Glenferrie Road Friday 3 April Sunday 5 April
Closed between the Monash Freeway and Glenferrie Road Friday 10 April Sunday 12 April
Closed to traffic in both directions between the Monash Freeway and Elizabeth Street Friday 15 May Sunday 17 May
West Gate Freeway Overnight closures of the West Gate Freeway between Millers Road and Williamstown Road Sunday 1 March Sunday 22 March

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