Buses replacing trains: Box Hill/Blackburn - Ringwood

Key Information

Tuesday 27 December - Sunday 5 February 2017

While works take place as part of the Blackburn and Heatherdale Level Crossing Removal Project, buses will replace trains between Box Hill/Blackburn and Ringwood from Tuesday 27 December 2016 until Sunday 5 February 2017.

Normal train services will resume and the new Heatherdale Station will open on Monday 6 February 2017.

PHASE 1: Tuesday 27 December 2016 – Sunday 15 January 2017
Buses will replace trains between Box Hill and Ringwood.

PHASE 2: Monday 16 January – Sunday 5 February

Buses will replace trains between Blackburn* and Ringwood.

Customers travelling from the city to stations between Ringwood and Belgrave/Lilydale are advised to change at Box Hill for connecting bus services.

Customers travelling from the city to stations between Blackburn and Ringwood are advised to change at Blackburn for connecting bus services.

*Buses will replace trains between Box Hill and Ringwood stations on the following dates:

  • From 8.45pm Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 January (includes Australia Day – 26 January)
  • From 8.45pm each night from Monday 30 January – Friday 3 February
  • On weekends

From 8.15pm Friday 27 – Sunday 29 January
Buses will replace trains between Box Hill and Belgrave.

Please note that this may increase your journey by 40 minutes.

To check the temporary train timetable, click here.

To check the replacement bus timetables see below:
Weekdays TO CITY, click here.
Weekdays FROM CITY, click here.
Weekdays Blackburn – Ringwood, click here.

Public holidays TO CITY, click here.
Public holidays FROM CITY, click here.

20, 25, 30 January & 2 February, click here.

Friday 27 from 8.15pm Box Hill – Belgrave, click here.
Saturday 28 Box Hill – Ringwood, click here.
Saturday 28 Box Hill – Belgrave, click here.
Sunday 29 Box Hill – Ringwood, click here.
Sunday 29 Box Hill – Belgrave, click here.

To check the location of the train replacement bus stops, see below:

Station From City To City
Box Hill Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Maroondah Highway Maroondah Highway
Board bus at Metro designated bus stop on Maroondah Highway, located near mall pedestrian lights. Disembark bus at Metro designated bus stop on Maroondah Highway, located near mall pedestrian lights.
Laburnum Bus Stop Bus Stop
Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road) and Malabar Road Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road) and Minna Street
Exit Laburnum station on to Thiele Court. Turn right at Minna Street and walk to Maroondah Highway. Cross Maroondah Highway using pedestrian crossing at intersection. Turn right and proceed approx. 175m to bus stop. Exit Laburnum station on to Thiele Court. Turn right at Minna Street and walk to Maroondah Highway. Turn right and continue to bus stop on corner.
Blackburn Bus Stop Bus Stop
Railway Parade Railway Parade, Blackburn Station Entrance
Exit Blackburn Station on to Railway Road. Cross Railway Parade at pedestrian crossing, turn right and continue to bus stop. Exit Blackburn Station on to Railway Parade. Continue to bus stop outside station entrance on station side.
Nunawading Bus Stop Bus Stop
Springvale Road, Nunawading Station Entrance Springvale Road, Nunawading Station
Exit Nunawading Station on to Springvale Road, via pedestrian underpass. Proceed to bus stop located on Station Street. Exit Nunawading Station on to Springvale

Road, via pedestrian underpass. Proceed to bus stop located at station entrance.

Mitcham Bus Stop Bus Stop
Mitcham station, Calcutta Street Mitcham station, Calcutta Street
Exit Mitcham Station on to Calcutta Street and proceed to bus stop.

 

Exit Mitcham Station on to Calcutta Street and proceed to bus stop
Heatherdale Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Service Road (Maroondah Highway) Whitehorse Road (Service Road)
Exit Heatherdale Station on to Heatherdale Road. Turn left and walk towards Maroondah Highway intersection. Use the pedestrian crossing and lights to cross Maroondah Highway. Walk down footpath towards shops, turn left and walk to bus stop. Exit Heatherdale Station on to Heatherdale Road. Turn left and walk towards Maroondah Highway intersection. Keep left and walk down Service Road at Maroondah Highway to bus stop.
Ringwood Bus Stop Bus Stop
Maroondah Highway North side On Maroondah Highway South side,

Kiss & Ride area

Exit Ringwood Station at the main entrance and cross Maroondah Highway at the pedestrian crossing. Turn left and walk approx. 50m to bus stop. Proceed to the bus stop located in front of the Ringwood Station. Walk to Maroondah Hwy and turn right and walk 40m. to the current Kiss & Ride location.
Heathmont Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Heathmont Road, Heathmont Station entrance Heathmont Road
Exit Heathmont Station, through car park, on to Heathmont Road. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop located in front of the Heathmont Station entrance. Exit Heathmont Station, through car park, on to Heathmont Road. Cross Heathmont Road and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop located opposite the Heathmont Station entrance.
Bayswater Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Station Street, Bayswater Station entrance Station Street, Bayswater Station entrance
Proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the Bayswater Station entrance. Proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the Bayswater Station entrance
Boronia Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Genista Avenue, Boronia Station entrance Genista Avenue, Boronia Station entrance
Proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the Boronia Station entrance. Proceed to the bus interchange located in front of the Boronia Station entrance.
Ferntree Gully Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Station Street, Ferntree Gully Station entrance Station Street, Ferntree Gully Station entrance
Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop located in front of the Ferntree Gully Station entrance on Station Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop located in front of the Ferntree Gully Station entrance on Station Street.
Upper Ferntree Gully Bus Interchange Bus Stop
Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully Station entrance Burwood Highway
Proceed to the bus interchange in front of the Upper Ferntree Gully Station entrance.

 

Exit Upper Ferntree Gully Station and walk approx. 150m to Burwood Highway intersection. Cross Burwood Highway at the pedestrian crossing. Turn left and walk for approx. 150m to bus stop, located on footpath between service lane and Burwood Highway.
Upwey Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Burwood Highway and Darling Avenue Burwood Highway
Enter the underpass at Upwey Station, exiting on the corner of Burwood Highway and Darling Avenue. Turn right and walk approx. 50m to bus stop. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop in front of the Upwey Station entrance on Burwood Highway.
Tecoma Bus Stop Bus Stop
Burwood Highway Burwood Highway
Exit Tecoma Station on to Burwood Highway. Proceed to the bus stop opposite the service station. Exit Tecoma Station on to Burwood Highway. Cross Burwood Highway and proceed to the bus stop in front of the service station.
Belgrave Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Belgrave Station entrance Belgrave Station entrance
Disembark the bus at the bus interchange located in front of the Belgrave Station entrance. Board the bus at the bus interchange located in front of the Belgrave Station entrance.
Ringwood East Bus Stop Bus Stop
Railway Avenue, Ringwood East Station entrance Railway Avenue, Ringwood East Station entrance
Exit Ringwood East Station on to Railway Avenue. Cross at lights and walk left to bus stop. Exit Ringwood East Station on to Railway Avenue. Walk to bus stop in front of station entrance.
Croydon Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Pierson Drive, Croydon Station entrance Pierson Drive, Croydon Station entrance
Proceed to the bus interchange in front of the Croydon Station entrance. Proceed to the bus interchange in front of the Croydon Station entrance.
Mooroolbark Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark Station entrance Brice Avenue
Exit Mooroolbark Station on to Brice Avenue. Proceed to bus interchange to the left of station entrance. Exit Mooroolbark Station on to Brice Avenue. Cross Brice Avenue at pedestrian crossing in front of station entrance and turn left. Walk approx. 50m to bus interchange.
Lilydale Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Bay 6, William Street East, Lilydale Station entrance Bay 6, William Street East, Lilydale Station entrance
Disembark bus at the bus interchange in front of Lilydale Station entrance. Board bus at bus interchange in front of Lilydale Station entrance.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Email: Blackburn@levelcrossings.com.au or Heatherdale@levelcrossings.com.au
Call: 1800 762 667
Web: ptv.vic.gov.au

Updates

27 Dec 2016

Services will become stopping all stations from Box Hill to Flinders Street Station, with no express trains in the morning and afternoon peak times during the week.

Converting all trains on the Belgrave Lilydale line to stopping all stations provides a more regular frequency of trains along the line and helps spread the load of customers between train services.

Stopping all stations services between Box Hill and Richmond adds seven minutes extra train travel time.

16 Jan 2017

Buses will replace trains from Blackburn to Ringwood. During this time, trains between Blackburn and Flinders Street will operate to a reduced timetable, with a limited number of express services during AM and PM peak times.

Train replacement bus services
A range of different buses will be operating, including express and stopping all stations services, to help make your journey as direct as possible.

For customers travelling to Ringwood or beyond, please change at Box Hill for an express bus. Express bus services to Ringwood will not operate from Blackburn.

For customers travelling to Blackburn, Laburnum, Nunawading, Mitcham and Heatherdale stations please change at Blackburn for replacement bus services.

 

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