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.
Disruptions take place for the entire date unless times are specified.
Buses replace trains and trams
|Line||Disruption||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 Point||Friday 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 March||Wednesday 25 March|
|Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc||Thursday 26 March, first train||Friday 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||Disruption||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
|Line||Disruption||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|
|Route||Disruption||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|
|Location||Disruption||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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