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Customers please note that between 10am and 2pm on Friday 4 September 2015, ALL metropolitan trains will not operate and services will be significantly disrupted from around 8.30am to 3.30pm.

CDC Melbourne buses will operate to the normal Friday timetable. Some delays may be caused due to heavy road traffic across the metropolitan region. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Information relating to the disruption is outlined below. Please refer to the CDC Victoria and PTV Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the day for updates.

Metro Trains

Between 10am and 2pm metropolitan trains will not operate and services will be significantly disrupted from around 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Almost 700 services will be cancelled during this industrial action.

A list of the of last services to operate and the first to recommence is available online at metrotrains.com.au or ptv.vic.gov.au

Limited replacement bus services will operate on all lines, stopping all stations (except Jacana) and will terminate at:

Customers are strongly encouraged to plan their journey before travelling and consider delaying unnecessary travel during this time.

V/Line trains

During the industrial action affecting the Metro network tomorrow, V/Line trains will operate.

However, V/Line trains won’t stop at Metro stations and all inbound and outbound will run express to and from Southern Cross Station for the period between 10 am and 2 pm.

This includes any services which are due to terminate or leave from Southern Cross Station between these times.

V/Line customers who alight or board at a Metro station, such as Footscray or Sunshine, will need to seek alternative services such as trams or Metro bus replacements to access Southern Cross Station during this period.

Customers should check the V/Line website (www.v/line.com.au) for information about the impacted services and if possible consider avoiding unnecessary travel during this time.

Alternative travel options

  • Tram and bus services will not be affected by this industrial action but are expected to be busier than normal. Customers are advised to be patient and mindful of their safety.
  • The Taxi Services Commission has authorised Peak Service Taxis to operate additional hours on Friday 3 September  (8.30am to 3 pm).
  • VicRoads is expecting roads to be busier during the impacted period and are advising drivers to be patient.

Customers should continue to check PTV and operator websites and social media channels for the most up-to-date information.

Due to the roadworks on Black Forest Road, buses from Werribee Station to Wyndham Vale Station will be required to detour right on McGrath Road, left on Honour Avenue, left on Ribblesdale Avenue and right on Haines Drive.

Buses from Wyndham Vale Station to Werribee Station will detour in reverse.

As such there will be no service along Black Forest Road during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

There have been four reported cases of rock throwing at buses along Point Cook Road, near Allington Place in Seabrook/Altona Meadows in the last fortnight.

Whilst Transit Police continue to patrol the area, CDC Victoria is reaching out to the local community for support, given the close proximity to Seabrook Primary School and the heightened risk to serious injury.

Executive Manager, Group Operations George Konstantopoulos said it's purely coincidental that no one was hurt in the incidents, but holds fear this is only a matter of time unless the perpetrators are caught.

"We are deeply concerned for the safety and welfare of our passengers and drivers," he said.

"We're reaching out to the public and asking them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 should they have any knowledge of, or witness these attacks”.