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Transport Alert: This weekend’s disruption look ahead

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Public transport staff will no longer be handling cash payments across the network to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Victoria’s massive transport infrastructure program will continue over the Autumn months with 119 major road and rail projects being rolled out across the state.

To help keep you moving, here are this weekend’s key disruption information.

  • The start of three weeks of closures along the West Gate Freeway will start this weekend as West Gate Tunnel works ramp up.
  • Tram track and overhead power line works will take place over four days on La Trobe Street between Queen and Elizabeth streets and Swanston and Russell streets, starting this weekend.
  • There will be closures on Power Street for maintenance works overnight on Sunday.

V/Line maintenance – Coaches will replace evening trains between Southern Cross and Bendigo/Eaglehawk until Thursday 7 May.

*From 8pm for Melbourne-bound trains and from 9pm for Bendigo-bound trains on weekdays.

*From 6.30pm for Melbourne-bound trains and from   9pm for Bendigo-bound trains on Saturday 2 May.

*For the 10.25pm Bendigo-bound train on Sunday 3 May.

Please allow an additional 45 minutes travel time.

V/Line maintenance – Coaches will replace all trains between Southern Cross, Ballarat and Ararat until Sunday, 3 May until last train.

Replacing and improving sections of track, renewing bridges and road surfaces, repairing the Melton Weir viaduct.

Work also continues on the signalling for the new second track at Wendouree and the Ararat Stabling upgrades as part of the Ballarat Line Upgrade.

Please allow an additional 45 minutes travel time.

Coming up

Duncans Road Upgrade works will shift to the southern side of Duncans Road at the K Road intersection from 8-31 May as crews work to build an approach road that will connect to the bridge over the Princes Freeway.

West Gate Tunnel works will continue next weekend with the West Gate Freeway closed inbound at Millers Road for up to seven nights.

Buses will replace trains on the Glen Waverley line next weekend as follow up level crossing removal works take place at Toorak Road.

A record amount of work is currently taking place out on some of the biggest transport projects in Victoria’s history.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge and provide a much needed second river crossing, quicker and safer journeys, and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets.

The M80 Ring Road Upgrade will widen the freeway, widen on and off ramps and install a new freeway management system along 38km of road from Laverton North to Greensborough.

The Western Roads Upgrade will improve eight main roads across the west including the repair and resurfacing of 37 roads and strengthening structures including bridges. This will also improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians with more than 5kms of walking and cycling paths.

Victoria’s bigger, better trains will allow room for 20 per cent more passengers to reduce overcrowding and will deliver a more reliable service.

Removing three level crossings in Cheltenham and Mentone will eliminate delays for traffic and will benefit train passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. They will be gone for good by the end of 2020.

Essential maintenance is taking place on Melbourne’s tram network and on both the metropolitan and regional train networks to not only ensure safe and reliable journeys for passengers but also improve the ride quality Victoria’s public transport system.