Summer construction blitz across roads and public transport

A January construction blitz in preparation for the new fleet of High Capacity Metro Trains and the Metro Tunnel will be undertaken as part of the Government’s unprecedented $38 billion transport infrastructure program to keep Victorians moving.

The works have been timed to coincide with the summer holiday period when the road and rail networks are quieter.

From 2-13 January, buses and V/Line coaches replace trains on the following parts of the rail network:

  • Between Flinders Street and Westall on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines 
  • Between Flinders Street and Moorabbin on the Frankston line 
  • The entire journey on the Gippsland Line 

At other times throughout January, buses and V/Line coaches will replace trains on the following parts of the rail and tram network:

  • Between Flinders Street and Elsternwick on the Sandringham line from 2-5 January
  • Between Flinders Street and Burnley Station on the Belgrave/Lilydale, Glen Waverley and Alamein lines from 12-13 January
  • All Swan Hill and Bendigo line trains for the entire journey from 12-27 January
  • Toorak Road tram Route 75 between Warrigal Road and Camberwell Road from 3-11 January 

From 2-24 January, the intersection of Yan Yean, Diamond Creek and Aqueduct Roads in Plenty will be closed, as part of the $131 million duplication of Yan Yean Road. 

Those travelling to and away from the city on affected lines during these summer works should allow between 45 and 75 minutes for extra journey time. Extra bus services will be in place to cater for the expected demand.

Before travelling, plan ahead, allow more time for your journey and consider alternatives. For more information on major transport infrastructure projects visit Victoria's Big Build, and to plan your journey visit the PTV website