Major works will take place in April as works ramp up on the Metro Tunnel project. Construction teams will work around the clock to unearth the tunnel entrance in South Yarra.

Construction on other projects will also take place across the network during the holiday period when fewer people use the network.

Key dates

Frankston line
  • Monday 1 April to Wednesday 3 April: buses replacing trains between Mordialloc and Frankston
  • Saturday 6 April to Tuesday 23 April: buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield.

On the following weekends, buses will also replace trains between Flinders Street and Moorabbin:

  • Saturday 13 April to the last service on Sunday 14 April
  • Friday 19 April to the last service on Sunday 21 April.
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield from Saturday 6 April to Tuesday 23 April.

On the following weekends, buses will also replace trains between Flinders Street and Westall:

  • Friday 22 March to the last service Sunday 24 March
  • Saturday 13 April to the last service on Sunday 14 April
  • Friday 19 April to the last service on Sunday 21 April.
Sandringham line

Buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham on the following dates:

  • Friday 22 March to Sunday 24 March
  • Friday 5 April to Saturday 6 April
  • Saturday 13 April to the last service on Sunday 14 April
  • Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
  • Monday 22 April to the last service.
Mernda line

Buses replacing trains between Thornbury and Epping from the first service on Wednesday 3 April to the last service on Tuesday 9 April.

Glen Waverley line

Buses replacing trains between Burnley and Darling from Saturday 13 April to the last service on Sunday 14 April.

Warrnambool and Geelong lines
  • Saturday 6 April to Monday 15 April: coaches replacing trains between Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds
  • Tuesday 16 April to Sunday 21 April: coaches replacing trains between Warrnambool and Southern Cross Station.
Ballarat line

Coaches replacing trains between Wendouree, Ballarat and Southern Cross stations from the evening of Friday 22 March until Sunday 31 March.

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, coaches will replace trains between Ararat and Southern Cross Station.

View these and other disruptions that may impact your travel on the interactive map.