Mernda train passengers will face rolling disruptions to services in coming weeks as part of a winter construction blitz on the rail network.
Buses will replace trains on sections of the train line during July and August to allow work on Reservoir’s new elevated station to take place.
Services will be affected between July 19 and August 4, with trains running express through Reservoir.
Buses will replace trains between Epping and Thornbury station from 8.30pm on Friday, July 19, to the last train on Sunday, July 21, as well as from 8.30pm to the last train each night from Monday, July 22, to Thursday, July 25.
In July major construction works take place across @metrotrains & @VLine train networks on the Cranbourne, Frankston, Mernda, Pakenham, Sandringham, Stony Point, Ballarat & Gippsland lines & @yarratrams Route 3/3a, 16 & 67.
— PTV (@ptv_official) June 5, 2019
Buses will replace trains between Mernda and Thornbury from 8.30pm on Friday, July 26, to the last train on Sunday, July 28.
On Monday, July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, buses will replace trains between Epping and Thornbury stations from 8.30pm to the last train each night, and again from 8.30pm on Friday, August 2, to the last train on Sunday, August 4.
Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne urged passengers to allow extra travel time.
“I thank passengers for their patience while we deliver these vital works and encourage them to plan ahead,” she said.