The largest upgrade of infrastructure, power and signalling ever seen on Melbourne’s train network will further pick up pace throughout the upcoming Spring construction blitz, as works continue to prepare the network for the Metro Tunnel.

Work will also begin to install new cabling and track, upgrade signalling, build an additional platform at West Footscray Station, and extend existing platforms at all stations between Footscray and Sunshine to allow bigger trains to run through the Metro Tunnel.

More information will be available on this page in the coming weeks.

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

Rail works

Lines 

Dates 

Disruption 

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 September

Buses replace trains between Westall and Cranbourne/Pakenham

Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 September

Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranborne/Pakenham

Sunbury Line

Sunday 29 September to Friday 11 October

Buses replace trains between Flagstaff and Sunshine

Gippsland Line

Saturday 21 to 25 September

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Traralgon/Bairnsdale

Ballarat Line

29 September to 4 October

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross, Melton and Bacchus Marsh

19 to 24 October

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Ballarat

Bendigo Line

29 September to 4 October

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Gisborne

Geelong Line

29 September to 4 October

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Sunshine

19 to 24 October

Coaches replace trains Southern Cross and Geelong

Warrnambool Line

29 September to 4 October

Coaches replace trains between Southern Cross and Warrnambool

Tram works

Route 

Dates 

Disruption 

Routes 35, 70 and 75

2 to 6 October

Tram works between Swanston Street and Elizabeth Street

Routes 3, 3a, 5 ,6, 16, 64, 67 and 72

14 to 27 October

Buses replace trams between Shrine of Remembrance, Glen Iris Terminus, Alfred Hospital and Commercial Road

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