Construction to metropolitan and regional train lines will soon be underway as a part of Metro’s Autumn Blitz initiative.
The upgrades will include improvements made to the regional line, the removal of a number of level crossings, and the construction of the metro tunnel.
Vline has planned the upcoming train line upgrades to align with the school holidays and Easter period during April.
This effort has been made in an attempt to try and minimise the effect the Autumn Blitz will have on the public’s travel plans.
However, in spite of this there will still be instances where it’s best to plan ahead and make alternative travel arrangements.
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Metro and regional train closures – choose a CBD parking garage instead!
Metropolitan train line interruptions
The metro tunnel build and the removal of level crossings throughout Melbourne will affect multiple train services during March and April.
The following services will be replaced with coach services between the below dates. You can view a full list of the replacement services available here.
Buses will replace trains on specific dates during the following periods.
- Cranbourne and Pakenham lines: Wednesday 27th March – Tuesday 23rd April
- Stony Point and Frankston lines: Monday 1st – Tuesday 23rd April
- Sandringham line: Saturday 23rd March – Monday 22nd April
- Mernda line: Saturday 23rd March – Sunday 14 April
- Glen Waverley line: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April
As you can imagine, disrupting these train lines (and replacing them with bus services) is going to add a considerable amount of time to your travel!
In fact, commuters are being warned to allow an extra hour for their commute!
Interruptions to regional services
The Autumn Construction Blitz won’t only affect people looking to use public transport in the city: it was also make travel plans harder for those looking to travel from the country to Melbourne.
V/line services will also be affected because the initiative involves plans to improve the regional train lines. Interruptions include:
- Ballarat line – Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st March
- Geelong line – Tuesday 16th April – Sunday 21st April
- Gippsland line – Saturday 6th April – Tuesday 23rd April
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You can still enjoy the AFL season with our MCG parking!
There are multiple football games during April that will be affected by the changes to public transport.
Richmond Station, which is the usual destination of public transport users headed to the MCG, is on four of the train lines that will be interrupted by the Autumn Construction Blitz.
MCG games that are affected by the Blitz include:
- Saturday 6th April – Collingwood vs. West Coast
- Sunday 7th April – North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn
- Friday 12th April – Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs
- Saturday 13th April – Essendon vs. Brisbane Lions
- Saturday 20th April – Melbourne vs. St Kilda
- Monday 22nd April – Hawthorn vs. Geelong Cats
If you were planning on taking the Sandringham, Glen Waverley, Cranbourne or Pakenham lines to cheer on your favourite team at one of the above games, you might want to make other travel arrangements!
The good news is that if you are thinking about taking your car into the city as you head to the game, we know the perfect place to park.
Amongst the Autumn Construction Blitz and the fact that the MCG often closes much of its on-site parking for these footy matches, Le Garage really is your best option for MCG parking!
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With the Autumn Construction Blitz causing a disruption to the train lines during April, you’ve probably come to one conclusion:
In order to go to all the events you had planned during the month, you’re best bet is to get in the car and drive.
Le Garage has your parking all sorted for you with affordable rates in the heart of Melbourne. Located in Flinders Street, Le Garage is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We offer all commuters clean, secure parking, regardless of whether you’re in the city for a meeting, a day of shopping, or a footy match!
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