Melbourne commuters warned on long weekend service delays

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Motorists and public transport passengers are being advised of potential delays during the long weekend, with project works and maintenance set to take place on nine train lines.

As part of Victoria’s Big Build, works will progress on the Metro Tunnel, Sunbury Line upgrades, crossing removals and Regional Revival projects.

Road and tram disruptions will be a by-product of works on Toorak Road as part of the South Yarra Station upgrade.

Victoria Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the necessary works will ensure infrastructure support for the future of Victorian road and rail.

“To limit disruptions as much as possible, we’re undertaking our Big Build project works and networks maintenance works simultaneously to minimise the impact to the commuters in the future,” Allan said.

Buses will replace trains with works on sections including:

  • between Richmond and Moorabbin
  • Sunbury Line between North Melbourne and Sunbury
  • Bairnsdale
  • Geelong
  • Warrnambool
  • Bendigo
  • Echuca
  • Swan Hill
  • Ballarat
  • between North Melbourne and Werribee/Williamstown
  • between Laverton and Werribee

Viaduct works affecting the Mernda, Hurstbridge, Lilydale, Belgrave, Glen Waverley and Alamein lines will mean trains won’t run through the City Loop and will go directly to/from Flinders Street Station from 9:00pm Friday until last train Sunday.

The weekend works also include repairing and replacing bridge supports from Elizabeth Street to the Melbourne Aquarium, sandblasting and repainting. Passengers should use tram services to travel around the city.



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