Coronavirus – COVID-19
Melbourne’s train, tram and bus services have been reduced from 8pm to the last service to support Stage 4 restrictions. All Night Network services, which run after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights, will not operate during Stage 4 restrictions.
A full service will continue to operate each day between 5am and 8pm.
Except for a limited number of exemptions, it is now compulsory for all Victorians to wear a face covering when they leave home – please ensure you wear this for your entire journey and practise good hygiene. If you’re unwell, stay home and get tested even if you have the mildest of symptoms.
Visit vic.gov.au/CORONAVIRUS for more information on the Stage 4 restrictions and all the latest advice on coronavirus.
Major works this spring
As part of Victoria’s Big Build, major works will take place in spring to remove some of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, while works will also continue on the Sunbury Line Upgrade, Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel Project. There may be some disruptions to the public transport network while these major works are completed.
Buses replace trains between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from 8.30pm Tuesday 8 September to last train Sunday 13 September, while project works take place.
Due to project works, buses replace trains between Epping and Mernda from:
- 8.50pm to last train on Thursday 10 September
- 8.50pm to last train each night, Monday 14 September to Thursday 17 September
Due to project works, buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham from:
- 8.30pm to last train on Thursday 10 September
- 8.30pm to last train each night, Monday 14 September to Thursday 17 September
Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunbury stations from 5am Saturday 12 September to last train Sunday 13 September, while Sunbury Line Upgrade works take place.
Buses replace trains on sections of the Upfield line from Monday 27 July to Sunday 15 November due to level crossing removal works.
Buses replace trains:
- Between Brunswick and Upfield from Monday 3 August Sunday 8 November
- Between the City (Flagstaff) and Upfield from Monday 9 November to Sunday 15 November
There will also be some changes to local bus stops, car park closures and road closures in the area.
Due to project works, buses replace trains between Newport and Werribee from:
- 2.45pm to last train each night, Thursday 3 September to Friday 11 September
- 2.45pm to 8.30pm on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September
- 8.30pm to last train each night, Monday 14 September to Thursday 17 September 2020
Werribee and Williamstown lines
Buses replace trains between North Melbourne and Werribee/Williamstown from 8.30pm to last service on Saturday 12 September, while project works take place.
Routes 12 and 30
Route 12 and 30 trams will experience changes to tram services from first service Monday 13 July to last service Sunday 1 November.
Routes 16 and 72
Buses partially replace Route 16 trams, diverting around tram track and overhead renewal works taking place on Glenferrie and Malvern roads from first tram Saturday 19 September to last tram Thursday 24 September.
Buses also partially replace Route 72 trams from 8pm Monday 21 September to last tram Thursday 24 September.
Routes 19 and 58
Route 19 and 58 trams may experience higher than usual demand from 8.30pm on Monday 27 July to last tram on Sunday 15 November, due to level crossing removal works on the Upfield line.
Victorian and New South Wales border closure
New South Wales and South Australia have temporarily closed their borders to Victoria. If you need to enter either state for essential purposes, you need to apply for a permit or pre-approval before travelling. There are changes to public transport services at the borders.
Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill lines
Due to Metro Tunnel Project, Sunbury Line Upgrade and V/Line maintenance works, coaches will replace some Bendigo, Echuca and Swan Hill line trains for all or part of the journey from Saturday 12 September to Tuesday 15 September.
Geelong and Warrnambool lines
Coaches replace some trains for all or part of the journey on the Geelong and Warrnambool lines on Saturday 12 September and Sunday 13 September, due to works.
Seymour and Shepparton lines
Coaches replace select evening Seymour trains for the whole journey from Monday 14 September to Wednesday 16 September, due to works.