Buses replace trains on sections of the Mernda line

Key Information

Monday 25 March - Tuesday 9 April 2019

Buses replace trains on sections of the Mernda line as follows, while Level Crossing Removal Project and maintenance works take place.

Monday 1 April to Tuesday 2 April, 8.20pm to last train each night
Between Parliament and Clifton Hill
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From 8.20pm to last train Wednesday 3 April
Between Parliament and Epping
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From first train Thursday 4 April to last train Tuesday 9 April
Between Thornbury and Epping
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In addition to stopping all stations and limited express buses, buses also run express between South Morang and Watsonia, from first train Monday 8 April to last train Tuesday 9 April.

Please allow and extra 45 minutes.

Trains run to an altered timetable on sections of the Mernda line.

Bicycles, surfboards and dogs are not allowed on train replacement buses.

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

Station From City To City
Parliament Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Spring Street, Gordon Reserve Spring Street, Gordon Reserve
Exit Parliament Station and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Little Collins Street on Spring Street. Exit Parliament Station and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located opposite Little Collins Street on Spring Street.
Jolimont Bus Stop Bus Stop
Wellington Parade Wellington Parade, Jolimont Station entrance
Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and walk to the Clarendon Street intersection. Turn right, cross Wellington Parade, turn right and proceed to the bus stop, located in front of hotel entrance. Exit Jolimont Station on to Wellington Parade, turn left and proceed to the bus stop.
West Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Hotham streets Hoddle and Freeman streets
Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn right. Continue to the pedestrian crossing, cross Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located just past Hotham Street. Exit West Richmond Station on to Jika Place, walk towards Hoddle Street and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the corner of Hoddle and Freeman streets.
North Richmond Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Victoria streets Hoddle and Victoria streets
Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing, turn right and proceed to bus stop. Exit North Richmond Station on to Elizabeth Street, turn right and proceed to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn right at Hoddle Street and proceed to the bus stop.
Collingwood Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Gipps Streets Hoddle and Stanton Street
Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn right and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn left. Proceed to the bus stop, located approx. 30m ahead. Exit Collingwood Station on to Stanton Street, turn left and walk approx. 100m to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop approx. 20m ahead.
Victoria Park Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle and Sackville streets Hoddle and Johnston streets
Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Cross Hoddle Street, turn right and proceed approx. 65m to the bus stop, located on the corner of Sackville Street. Exit Victoria Park Station on to Johnston Street, turn right and walk to the Hoddle Street intersection. Turn left and cross Johnston Street using pedestrian crossing. Proceed along Hoddle Street to the bus stop, located approx. 50m away.
Clifton Hill Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle Street, Opposite Clifton Hill Station next to the tennis courts Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station entrance
Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street and turn right. Continue down the pedestrian subway ramp, turn left and walk underneath Hoddle Street. Turn left and proceed to the bus stop, located opposite the Clifton Hill Station entrance. Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left.
Clifton Hill (terminating) Bus Stop Bus Stop
Hoddle Street Hoddle Street, Clifton Hill Station entrance
Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left. Exit Clifton Hill Station through the station entrance on to Hoddle Street. Proceed to the bus stop, located on the left.
Rushall Bus Stop Bus Stop
Rushall Crescent Rushall Crescent
Exit Rushall Station on to Falconer Street and walk to Rushall Crescent. Cross Rushall Crescent with care, turn left and proceed to the bus stop. Exit Rushall Station on to Falconer Street, walk to Rushall Crescent and turn right. Proceed to the bus stop on the corner.
Merri Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Bridge Street Bridge Street
Exit Merri Station on to South Park Street, cross the street with care and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located on Bridge Street. Exit Merri Station on to South Park Street, cross the street with care and proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, located on Bridge Street.
Northcote Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Arthurton Road Herbert Street and Arthurton Road
Exit Northcote Station on to Arthurton Road and turn left. Walk to the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed to Metro designated bus stop. Exit Northcote Station on to Arthurton Road and turn right. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop, on the corner of Herbert Street and Arthurton Road
Croxton Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Stott Street, tram stop 35 Stott Street, tram stop 35
Exit Croxton Station on to Stott Street, turn left into Beaconsfield Parade and walk to High Street. Cross High Street at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and cross Dennis Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop at tram stop 35. Exit Croxton Station on to Stott Street, turn left into Beaconsfield Parade and walk to High Street. Proceed to the Metro designated bus stop at the pedestrian crossing, located at tram stop 35.
Thornbury Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Clapham Street, Thornbury Clapham Street, Thornbury
Exit Thornbury Station from Platform 2 and proceed 20 metres to the replacement bus stop on Clapham Street, in front of the station. Exit Thornbury Station from Platform 1 and turn left. Proceed over the pedestrian crossing across the rail line towards Clapham Street. Proceed 50 metres to the replacement bus stop on Clapham Street.
Bell

 

Bus Stop Bus Stop
High Street, Garnet Street High Street, Garnet Street
Exit Bell Station onto Garnet Street and walk approx. 100m towards High Street. Turn right and proceed approx. 50m to the bus stop. Exit Bell Station onto Garnet Street and walk approx. 100m towards High Street. Turn left, walk to the pedestrian crossing and cross High Street. Turn right and proceed approx. 20m to the bus stop.
Bell (terminating) Bus Stop Bus Stop
Garnet Street Garnet Street
Exit Bell Station onto Garnet Street and proceed to replacement bus stop in front of the station. Exit Bell Station onto Garnet Street and proceed to replacement bus stop in front of the station.
Preston Bus Stop

Murray Road

Exit Preston Station, walk towards Murray Road and turn right. Cross Murray Road at the pedestrian crossing, turn left and proceed approx. 60m to the bus stop.

Exit the station head to Murray Rd Bus Stop

Murray Road

Exit Preston Station, walk towards Murray Road and turn right. Proceed approx. 50m to the bus stop.

Regent Bus Stop

Regent Street, 553 bus stop

Exit Regent Station, walk to Robinson Road and turn right. Proceed 100m on Robinson Road to Regent Street. At Regent Street, turn left and proceed 50m to the bus stop.

Bus Stop

Regent Street, 553 bus stop

Exit Regent Station, and walk to Robinson Road. Proceed 100m on Robinson Road to Regent Street, and cross Regent Street with caution. Turn left down Regent Street and proceed 50m to the bus stop.

Reservoir Bus Stop

High Street

Exit Reservoir Station on to High Street and turn right. Proceed 100m down High Street to the bus stop, located in front of station Parkiteer.

Metro Designated Bus Stop

High Street, 555 bus stop

 

Exit Reservoir Station on to High Street, and cross using the pedestrian crossing. Then, proceed 50m right down High Street to the bus stop.

Ruthven Bus Stop

Cheddar Road, 556 bus stop

Exit Ruthven Station on to Macartney Street and turn right. Proceed 50 metres to Crookston Road and turn left. Proceed 200 metres down Crookston Road towards Cheddar Road and turn left at Cheddar Road. Proceed 20 metres to the bus stop.

Bus Stop

Cheddar Road, 556 bus stop

Exit Ruthven Station on to Macartney Street and turn right. Proceed 50 metres to Crookston Road and turn left. Proceed 200 metres down Crookston Road towards Cheddar Road. Cross Cheddar Road with caution, turn right and proceed approximately 100 metres to the bus stop near Palm Avenue.

Keon Park Bus Stop

Mahoneys Road and High Street

Exit Keon Park Station towards Mahoneys Road, and turn right. Cross High Street at the traffic lights, then turn right and proceed down High Street. Proceed 120 metres to the bus stop.

Bus Stop

Mahoneys Road and High Street

Exit Keon Park Station towards Mahoneys Road, turn right and then turn right again. Procced approx. 120m to the bus stop.

Thomastown Bus Stop

High Street

Exit Thomastown Station, walk towards High Street and cross at the traffic lights. Turn right and proceed approx. 60m to the bus stop, located outside shop 221.

Bus Stop

High Street

Exit Thomastown Station, walk towards High Street and proceed to the bus interchange opposite the station entrance.

 

Lalor Bus Stop

High Street

Exit Lalor Station onto Station Street, turn right and cross High Street at the traffic lights. Turn right, cross Kingsway Drive and proceed to the Metro/PTV bus stop.

Bus Stop

High Street

Exit Lalor Station onto Station Street, turn right and walk towards High Street. Turn right at High Street and proceed approx. 150m to the Metro/PTV bus stop.

Epping Bus Stop

Dalton Road

Proceed to bus interchange in front of Epping Station.

 

Wednesday 3 April to Tuesday 9 April

Exit Epping Station and proceed to the corner of Dalton Road and Cooper Street. Cross Cooper Street at the lights, then turn right and cross Dalton Road at the lights. Turn left down Dalton Road and proceed 50 metres to the bus stops.

Bus Stop

Dalton Road

Proceed to bus interchange in front of Epping Station.

 

Wednesday 3 April to Tuesday 9 April

Exit Epping Station and proceed to the corner of Dalton Road and Cooper Street. Cross Cooper Street at the lights, then turn right and cross Dalton Road at the lights. Turn left down Dalton Road and proceed 50 metres to the bus stops.

South Morang Bus Interchange

Civic Drive

Exit South Morang Station and proceed to bus stop 9 in the bus interchange off Civic Drive.

Bus Interchange

Civic Drive

Exit South Morang Station and proceed to bus stop 4 in the bus interchange off Civic Drive.

Middle Gorge Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Off Old Plenty Road Off Old Plenty Road
Exit Middle Gorge Station and proceed to the bus stop outside the Platform 1 entrance. Exit Middle Gorge Station and proceed to the bus stop outside the Platform 1 entrance.
Hawkstowe Metro Designated Bus Stop Metro Designated Bus Stop
Plenty Road Plenty Road
Exit Hawkstowe Station and proceed to the Plenty Road and Hawkstowe Parade intersection. Cross Plenty Road at the pedestrian crossing and turn right, then proceed approx. 100m to the Metro designated bus stop. Exit Hawkstowe Station and proceed to the Plenty Road and Hawkstowe Parade intersection. Turn left and cross Hawkstowe Parade at the pedestrian crossing and proceed approx. 50m to the Metro designated bus stop.
Mernda Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Off old Bridge Inn Road Off Bridge Inn Road
Exit Mernda Station and cross the pedestrian crossing to the second bus lane bus interchange. Exit Mernda Station and cross the pedestrian crossing to the second bus lane bus interchange.
Watsonia

(Hurstbridge line)

 

 

Bus Interchange Bus Interchange
Greensborough Highway, Watsonia Station entrance Greensborough Highway, Watsonia Station entrance
Exit Watsonia Station via the ramp, turn left and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of Watsonia Station entrance, off the Greensborough Highway. Exit Watsonia Station via the ramp, turn left and proceed to the bus interchange located in front of Watsonia Station entrance, off the Greensborough Highway.

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