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Major works this Autumn

Changes today, better transport tomorrow

Works continue on some of the state’s biggest transport projects this autumn. Critical maintenance works will also take place on our rail, tram and road networks to ensure services continue to run reliably.

As part of Victoria’s Big Build, major works continue in March, April and May to remove 20 dangerous and congested level crossings, including Cherry Street level crossing which will be gone by the end of autumn.
Works on the Metro Tunnel, Sunbury Line Upgrade and Regional Rail Revival projects will progress as we continue to build a better train network for all Victorians.

There will be disruptions to the public transport and road networks while these works take place. Be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time.

Visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au for more details on current restrictions and the latest advice.

Buses replace trains on multiple lines this Autumn. Be sure to plan ahead and allow more time for your journey during the major works this Autumn, especially if you’re travelling over the school holiday period.

Plan your journey before you travel using the PTV Journey planner, consider alternatives if you can and travel outside of peak times if possible.

There’ll also be a range of other smaller disruptions for essential works across the network. See The Metro planned works page for information on all current and upcoming disruptions across Victoria.

Major disruptions in March

Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Pakenham Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham 5 March 8 March
Cranbourne Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne 11 March 17 March

Major disruptions in April

Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Sunbury Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury 2 April 5 April
Werribee and Williamstown Buses replace trains between North Melbourne, Newport and Williamstown 2 April 4 April
Craigieburn Buses replace trains on sections of the line 6 April 15 April
Werribee Buses replace trains Newport, Laverton and Werribee 29 April 6 May

Major disruptions in May

Line/s Disruption Works start Works finish
Mernda Buses replace trains on sections of the line 5 May 11 May
Sunbury Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury 15 May 19 May
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