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Metro Tunnel

Mernda Line, Epping to Mernda

Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build

Work is continuing safely on the Metro Tunnel Project as part of Victoria's Big Build. The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority. COVIDsafe Plans are in place on all project sites across Victoria. Learn more.

Temporary night time closures – September to December 2021

Out of hours works will continue intermittently on the Mernda Line from September to December to allow the Metro Tunnel Project to continue to conduct critical testing of High Capacity Signalling technology.

Night time closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Monday 30 August to Thursday 2 September
  • Monday 6 September to Thursday 9 September
  • Monday 13 September to Thursday 16 September
  • Monday 20 September to Thursday 23 September
  • Monday 4 October to Thursday 7 October
  • Monday 11 October to Thursday 14 October
  • Monday 25 October to Thursday 28 October
  • Monday 8 November to Thursday 11 November
  • Monday 15 November to Thursday 18 November
  • Monday 22 November to Thursday 25 November
  • Monday 29 November to Thursday 2 December.


Buses will replace trains from 9pm until the last train service on parts of the Mernda Line on various evenings between September and December 2021.

Map of testing site

To plan your journey visit Public Transport Victoria.

Find out more about construction on the Mernda Line.