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Metro Tunnel

Mernda Line, Epping to Mernda

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Temporary night time closures - October 2020

Testing of next-generation High Capacity Signalling for the Metro Tunnel will occur along parts of the Mernda line, with test trains running between Epping and Mernda stations.

Night time closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Sunday 11 October to Friday 16 October
  • Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October
  • Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October.


From 8.50pm to last train from Monday 11 October to Friday 30 October – buses will replace trains intermittently between Epping and Mernda stations.

Map of works between Epping and South Morang

Temporary night time closures – late 2020

Out of hours works have been scheduled intermittently on the Mernda line throughout November and December to allow the Metro Tunnel to continue to conduct critical testing of High Capacity Signalling technology.

Night time closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Sunday 1 November to Friday 6 November
  • Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November
  • Sunday 29 November to Friday 4 December
  • Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December
  • Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December.


Buses will replace trains from 8.50pm until the last train service on parts of the Mernda line between 1 November to 18 December 2020.

Map of testing site

To plan your journey visit Public Transport Victoria.

Find out more about construction on the Mernda line.