Hundreds of workers will work around the clock this winter to upgrade power and signalling on Melbourne’s train network, and prepare for the landmark Metro Tunnel project. Works also continue to remove level crossings and build new stations in Carrum and Reservoir.

Buses will replace trains at various times on the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Sandringham, Mernda, Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Ballarat lines.

View current and upcoming disruptions that may impact your travel on the interactive map.

Key dates

Pakenham, Cranbourne, Bairnsdale and Traralgon lines
  • Saturday 6 to Friday 12 July: buses replacing trains on the between Flinders Street and Caulfield.
  • Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 July: buses replacing trains on the between Flinders Street and Westall.
Frankston Line
  • Saturday 6 to Friday 12 July: buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Caulfield.
  • Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 July: buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Westall.
  • Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 July: buses replacing trains between Mordialloc and Frankston.
Sandringham Line
  • Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 July: buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham.
  • Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 July: buses replacing trains between Flinders Street and Sandringham.
Mernda Line
  • Saturday 20 July until Sunday 4 August: Trains will express through Reservoir. Shuttle buses will operate between Reservoir and neighbouring stations at Ruthven and Regent to connect passengers to services.
  • Saturday 20 July to Sunday 21 July: Buses replacing between Thornbury and Epping.
  • Saturday 27 July to Sunday 28 July: Buses replacing between Thornbury and Epping.
Ballarat Line
  • Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July: coaches replacing trains between Wendouree, Ballarat and Southern Cross.