Current and planned transport changes
Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build
Works have resumed safely with COVIDSafe plans in place to help protect workers and the community. Strict processes will be in place to check and record the vaccination status of workers entering construction site. Learn more.
Building the massive 9km twin rail tunnels and five new underground stations will cause some unavoidable transport disruptions.
Visit the Big Build website to view details of transport disruptions from the other major transport projects currently underway.
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For journey planning on public transport visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
|4 to 7 October||Mernda|
Buses will replace trains from 9pm until the last train service on the Mernda Line between Epping and Mernda from Monday 4 October to Thursday 7 October.
|11 to 14 October||Mernda|
Buses will replace trains from 9pm until the last train service on the Mernda Line between Epping and Mernda from Monday 11 October to Thursday 14 October.
|25 to 28 October||Mernda|
Buses will replace trains from 9pm until the last train service on the Mernda Line between Epping and Mernda from Monday 25 October to Thursday 28 October.
Buses replace trains on the Sunbury Line from 9pm to last train between North Melbourne and Sunshine.
For road travel advice visit the VicRoads Traffic website.
|Springvale, south eastern rail lines|
20 to 22 October
Lindsay Williams Crossing
From Wednesday 20 October to Friday 22 October, Lindsay Williams Crossing between Sandown Road and Lightwood Road, Springvale, will be temporarily closed each night from 7pm to 5am. Local diversions will be in place.
Long-term temporary closures are in place near our construction sites. For road travel advice visit the VicRoads Traffic website.
|Western tunnel entrance, Kensington|
Until 17 December 2021
Closed to motorists from Bill Vanina Pavilion to Ormond Street, with a detour in place along Derby and Tennsyon streets for over-height vehicles making deliveries to the the Lloyd Street Business Estate, and for a small number of Childers Street residents.
|Arden Station, North Melbourne|
From late January until late 2023
Laurens Street will be realigned to support service investigations and relocations, and construction of the Arden Station entrance. This involves the narrowing of traffic and bicycle lanes and closure of sections of footpath and on street parking.
|Parkville Station, Parkville|
From March to late 2022
Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade
The Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade northbound service lane will close from Haymarket Roundabout to just north of The Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Vehicles travelling northbound from Haymarket Roundabout will be directed into the Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade northbound centre lane.
There will be minor lane closures on Haymarket Roundabout and Peel Street to assist with traffic flow for northbound traffic.
From February 2020
Grattan Street (west)
Closed between Flemington Road and Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade.
Grattan Street (east)
Closed between Royal Parade/Elizabeth Street and Leicester Street for up to five years.
|State Library Station, Melbourne CBD|
From February 2020
Franklin Street West between Elizabeth and Swanston streets is open to two-way traffic but reduces to one lane width when approaching Swanston Street. Consider blind spot when approaching Swanston Street.
Franklin Street East to remain closed until 2024.
From January 2017
Closed to road users between Swanston and Stewart streets. Pedestrian access maintained.
|Town Hall Station, Melbourne CBD|
From September 2019
The left-hand turn for traffic travelling northbound on St Kilda Road into Flinders Street is closed.
The Flinders Street pedestrian crossing between St Paul’s Cathedral and Federation Square temporarily closed from 3 June 2020.
Flinders Street closed eastbound between Swanston and Elizabeth streets for up to three years.
|Anzac Station, Domain Precinct|
St Kilda Road
Reduced to one traffic lane in each direction between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road west.
Closed between St Kilda Road and the western edge of Edmund Herring Oval.
|Eastern tunnel entrance, South Yarra|
From October 2018
William Street Bridge and Lovers Walk
Closed during construction of the eastern tunnel entrance.