Works Alert
27 Jan 0:00

Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Craigieburn from 8:40pm Friday 24 January until last train Monday 27 January, while maintenance works take place.

Replacement buses will operate:

  • Express: North Melbourne – Oak Park, then all stations to Craigieburn.
  • All stations: North Melbourne – Craigieburn, stopping all stations.
    • Passengers for Jacana are advised to change at Glenroy for a shuttle bus.

Allow an extra 50 minutes for your journey.

Replacement buses are subject to local traffic conditions.

Visit our Planned Works webpage to see how your journey may be affected.

Plan your journey at or call 1800 800 007.

Parliament Station

From 4am Wednesday 1 January to 4am Friday 31 January
36 on-street car spaces on Lansdowne Street between Wellington Parade and St Andrews Place are closed, while project works take place.
14 on-street car spaces on Nicholson Street between Spring Street and Albert Street are closed, while project works take place.
10 on-street car spaces on Spring Street between Flinders Street and Flinders Lane are closed, while project works take place.

From 6am Monday 6 January to 6am Monday 20 January
The Macarthur Street entrance (Gordon Reserve) is closed, while project works take place.
As an alternative, use the Collins St, Bourke St or Lonsdale St entrances.

Flinders Street Station

From 4am Wednesday 1 January to 4am Friday 31 January
9 on-street car spaces on Flinders Street between Russell Street and Exhibition Street are closed, while project works take place.

9 on-street car spaces on St Kilda Road, between Coventry Street and Anzac Avenue and 7 on-street car spaces, between Southbank Boulevard and the Yarra River are closed, while project works take place.

Track, station renewal and tree removal works

From 9pm Friday 24 January to 4am Monday 27 January
Monday 27 January to Wednesday 29 January, 9pm to 4am each night.

Between North Melbourne, Craigieburn and Flemington stations, while maintenance takes place.
Due to the nature of the works and heavy machinery required, including special track machines, excavators, front end loaders and chainsaws, medium – high level construction noise will be experienced. While these works take place you may also experience more local traffic from work vehicles and replacement bus services.

There will also be station platform renewal and tree removal works at Newmarket Station.
A comprehensive safety review has found that three trees on railway land at Newmarket Station need to be urgently removed as they pose unacceptable safety risks to the local community, passengers and rail workers.
The trees that must be removed are a river red gum, an elm and a peppercorn. A pittosporum and a group of poplars—both invasive weed species—must also be removed. For every tree that is removed, Metro will work with Council to plant 10 mature trees around the station and in the local community. Council and local groups will be able to repurpose wood from a river red gum, which is in poor health and a public safety risk, for projects that create a legacy and benefit the community.

Every effort will be made to complete works within these time frames, some activities may need to be rescheduled in the event of bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances. Thank you in advance for your understanding during these critical works, which are to ensure the ongoing safety and reliability of the rail network for passengers and the community.

Back to top