Rail construction

Major transport works will ramp up across the train, road and tram networks over the summer months.

These quieter months on Victoria’s road and trains will allow construction efforts to pick up pace on the Metro Tunnel, West Gate Tunnel, level crossing removals and road upgrades in the west.

Excavation of the final section of the Metro Tunnel entrance at South Yarra will commence, as crews begin shifting the existing train tracks to make room for the new track that will connect the existing Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to the tunnel.

The Metro Tunnel will provide space on the rail network for over half a million extra trips to and from the suburbs during peak periods each week.

Construction will progress on the West Gate Tunnel project, as well as reconstructing ramps on the West Gate Freeway to make way for four additional new lanes. These upgrades will make moving around the west easier and take thousands of trucks off local roads.

Crews will work around the clock on the Mernda Line to remove the level crossing at High Street in Reservoir, with the new Reservoir Station set to open on 16 December 2019.

There will be significant transport disruptions across Melbourne and parts of regional Victoria, with buses replacing trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Sandringham, Mernda, Traralgon and Bairnsdale lines. There will also be ramp and lane closures on the West Gate Freeway and roadworks across the network.

To find out if you'll be affected, visit the summer disruptions page.

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