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Train Disruptions

Train Disruptions

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Maintenance work will be completed this weekend.

Echuca residents planning to travel to Melbourne this weekend are urged to plan ahead.

Coaches will replace Bendigo and Echuca trains between Southern Cross Station and Gisborne from the first service on Saturday 10 August through to last service on Sunday 11 August.

Coaches will connect with trains at Gisborne, then run to Bendigo and Echuca.

This comes as vital track maintenance is underway at the new Melton Highway road bridge at Sydenham.

Important track maintenance works would also be completed at the same time between Sunbury and Sunshine to help minimise disruptions to passengers.

Passengers should allow up to 60 minutes additional travel time.

Pets, hot food and liquids cannot be taken on replacement coaches.

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Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne says the works are necessary for customer satisfaction

"These vital maintenance works will help boost reliability for Bendigo passengers as patronage on the line continues to grow," she said.

"We’d like to thank passengers for their patience as we get on with improving train services on this busy section of the network."

It will improve track infrastructure and provide new access points for rail maintenance vehicles, which are critical for the ongoing safe operation of trains.

Evening maintenance works by V/Line and Metro Trains later in the month will also see changes to evening services on the Bendigo corridor.

Coaches will replace trains for all or part of the journey from Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20 August, and again from Sunday 25 to Wednesday 28 August.

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