Major works are taking place across multiple train lines from October onwards.

To prepare for a new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains, the infrastructure will be upgraded along the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Gippsland lines.

These lines will have buses and coaches replacing trains on select days in October and November.

On other lines, there will be buses replacing trains due to maintenance works and level crossing removals.

Works will ramp up in December to make the most of the quieter, holiday period.

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The following lines will have buses or coaches replacing trains for all, or part, of the journey:

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

  • 5 to 7 October
  • 1 to 23 December

Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines

  • 5 to 7 October
  • 1 to 23 December

Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines

  • 18 to 22 October

There will also be buses or coaches replacing trains on the Glen Waverley, Belgrave, Lilydale, Frankston, Stony Point and Ballarat lines.

Please see our disruptions map for dates and more information.