Coronavirus – COVID-19
From 11.59pm on 13 September 2020, some restrictions have been eased across Victoria in line with Victoria’s roadmap to reopening. Metropolitan Melbourne remains in Stage 4 restrictions with the first step of the roadmap including the easing of the curfew in metropolitan Melbourne from 9pm to 5am.
Melbourne’s train, tram and bus services will continue to run at a reduced level from 8pm to the last service until Monday 28 September. Full services will resume between 8pm and 9pm from Monday 28 September.
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.
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. Works in September include tram Routes 16, 72 and 96.
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
Buses will replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham from 8pm to last train each night on Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September, due to project works.
Buses replace trains between Ringwood and Lilydale stations from 8.50pm on Friday 25 September to last train on Sunday 27 September, due to project works.
Due to project works, buses replace trains between Epping and Mernda from:
- 8.50pm to last train on Thursday 17 September
- 8.50pm to last train each night, Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September
Due to project works, buses replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham from:
- 8.30pm to last train on Thursday 17 September
- 8pm Friday 18 September to 7am Saturday 19 September
- 8pm Saturday 19 September to 7am Sunday 20 September
- 8pm to last train each night, Sunday 20 September to Thursday 24 September
- 8pm Friday 25 September to 7am Saturday 26 September
- 8pm Saturday 26 September to 7am Sunday 27 September
- 8pm to last train Sunday 27 September
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
- North Melbourne and Upfield from 8.30pm Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September
- North Melbourne and Upfield after 8.30pm to last train each night, Monday 21 September to Wednesday 23 September
- 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:
- 7.25pm to last train on Thursday 17 September
- 8.30pm Friday 18 September to last train Sunday 20 September
- 7pm to last train each night, Monday 21 September to Thursday 24 September
- 7pm Friday 25 September to 8am Saturday 26 September
- 7pm Saturday 26 September to 8am Sunday 27 September
- 7pm to last train Sunday 27 September
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.