Upcoming closures to impact commuters

Rail and road disruptions will impact Melbourne commuters this month as construction continues across the city.

Buses will replace trains on the Sandringham line from 21 May to 9 June with works ramping up on the Metro Tunnel’s eastern entrance. 

During this period, buses will run between Flinders Street and Sandringham Stations. Passengers should allow up to an extra 60 minutes for their journey.

Work on the Frankston line for the removal of level crossings and construction of the new Carrum Station later this year will see buses replace trains between Frankston and Mordialloc from 24 May until 26 May.

On the road, construction will impact the eastbound section of La Trobe Street between Swanston and Elizabeth Streets to allow for service relocations and the first step towards building the underground connection from Melbourne Central to the new State Library Station. The closure will take place between 20 May and mid June.

As part of the Streamlining Hoddle Street project, Swan Street in Richmond will be closed to all traffic between Punt Road and Cremorne Street from late 19 May to early 24 May to build an accessible tram stop.

A temporary overnight closure of Punt Road at the Swan Street intersection will also take place between 2am and 5am on Monday 20 May for crews to install new overhead tram lines.

Accessibility upgrade work on three East Brunswick stops along Nicholson Street will take place from 11 May and are scheduled to be completed by 18 May, closing Nicholson Street to trams and traffic for the duration.

The Burnley and EastLink tunnels will be closed overnight on 18 May to allow for maintenance work and there will be overnight lane closures on the Monash Freeway between High Street and Warrigal Road for resurfacing work.

For more details on works being carried out, visit bigbuild.vic.gov.au.