Message from Metro Trains

Message from

Metro Trains

Passengers are advised to plan ahead to avoid long delays as much-needed upgrades across the network are scheduled to take place during the April holiday period. 


Throughout April works will take place to build the eastern entrance of the Metro Tunnel, remove the dangerous level crossing at Carrum and upgrade power and signalling across the network.


It is expected to be busier than usual on other public transport services and roads.


To avoid increased delays and congestion, here are some tips:

  • Avoid peak times and travel before 7am or after 9am
  • If you can, arrive in the City before 7am – make the most of the Early Bird Fare. Touch off before 7.15am and your train travel is free.
  • Visit for up to date public transport information.


Please note, buses will replace trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines on Tuesday 23 April, the first day of Term 2 for many schools. 


We recommend you send this information and the attached brochure to your staff and students or include the information in your school newsletter. 


Whilst we recognise the majority of these works take place during the school holidays, we encourage staff and students to plan their journey in advance during this period.





Passengers are advised to allow an extra 60 minutes to their journey, noting that it may be busier during peak times.




An altered timetable will be in effect in April, and other planned or unplanned disruptions may occur during this period. For journey planning, service information and up-to-date timetable information, visit or call 1800 800 007. For information about roads visit


For more information about these projects, visit or call 1800 105 105.


We thank you for your patience as we work towards delivering an upgraded transport network for Melbourne’s growing population.


*Dates and times are approximate only and may change.