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New Disruptions

15 Oct  - until further notice
Lonsdale Street, CBD
Due to City West Water works along Lonsdale Street between King Street and William Street in the CBD, significant delays are expected for all city services from first service Tuesday 15 October until further notice. Lane closures will be in place from the night of Monday 14 October.

 

29 - 30 Jan 2020

Footscray Rd

Due to night works on Footscray Road diversions will be in place for Route 216 between 8:00pm and 05:00am between Wednesday 29 January to Thursday 30 January.

Stops not serviced (towards City):

  • Stop ID 3935 - Footscray Rd
  • Stop ID 3939 - Moonee Ponds Creek/386 Footscray Rd
  • Stop ID 46718 - Dudley St/Footscray Rd
  • Stop ID 41069 - Festival Hall/Dudley St

 

16 Jan -17 Feb 2020

Millers Rd off ramp closed westbound

Due to Westgate Tunnel works, the Millers Rd off ramp westbound is closed, diversions are in place for Route 232 from first service Friday 17 January to first service Monday 17 February.

Stops not serviced (towards Altona):

  • Stop ID 48728 - Collins Square/Batmans Hill Dr

13 Jan - 16 Feb 2020

Lonsdale Street, CBD
Due to Citipower power upgrade works, routes 200, 207, 250, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, 309, 318, 350, 905, 906, 907 & 908 will not operate down Lonsdale Street in the CBD from Monday 13 January to Sunday 16 February. During this time, all buses will terminate near the corner of Exhibition Street and Lonsdale Street. Customers can walk to Bourke Street to connect with tram services that run adjacent to the regular bus routes. 
N.B. If you require accessible transport, please see customer service staff onsite or call 1800 800 007.

*Stops not serviced (From city):

  • Stop ID 19249 - Old Melbourne Gaol/Russell St
  • Stop ID 19527 - Little Lonsdale St/Russell St
  • Stop ID 19542 - Exhibition St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19545 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19549 - King St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19550 - County Court/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19551 - Hardware St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19554 - Swanston St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19558 - Exhibition St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 20473 - Little Bourke St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20475 - Little Collins St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20461 - Little Collins St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20463 - Bourke St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 40798 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 43717 - Elizabeth St/Lonsdale St

Stops not serviced (To city):

  • Stop ID 19541 - Spring St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19542 - Exhibition St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19545 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 43717 - Elizabeth St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID  43718 - King St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID  41730 - Queen St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 20473 - Little Bourke St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20475 - Little Collins St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 19545 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St

 

13 Jan - 16 Feb 2020
Lonsdale Street, CBD
Due to Citipower power upgrade works, Route 216 will not operate down Lonsdale Street in the CBD from Monday 13 January to Sunday 16 February. During this time, customers can use the stops located at the corner of Jeffcott Street/Spencer Street and Queen Street/Bourke Street.
N.B. If you require accessible transport, please see customer service staff onsite or call 1800 800 007.

 

29 Jan 2020
Market Street, South Melbourne
Due to preparations for the South Melbourne Night Market, diversions will be in place for Route 236 services from 7.30am to 11.59pm on Wednesday 29 January.
*Stops not serviced (towards Queen Victoria Market):

  • Stop ID 8409 - Ferrars Street/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8410 - South Melbourne Market/Cecil St

*Stops not serviced (towards Garden City)

  • Stop ID 8408 - Ferrars Street/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8411 - South Melbourne Market/Cecil St

1 February 2020

Maroondah Highway, Box Hill

Due to Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival, the Maroondah Highway will be closed. Diversions will be in place for Routes 270, 271, 279, 281, 284, 293, 302 between first service  and last service Saturday 1 February.

*Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 5267 - Middleborough Rd/Whitehorse Rd
  • Stop ID 5268 - 1100 Whitehorse Rd
  • Stop ID 5269 - Miller St/Whitehorse Rd
  • Stop ID 5270 - Watts St/Whitehorse Rd
  • Stop ID 6353 - Nelson Rd/Whitehorse Rd
  • Stop ID 1297 - Second Ave/Heathfield Rise
  • Stop ID 1296 - Dorking Rd/Roselea St
  • Stop ID 1295 - Woodhouse Gr/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1294 - Alan St/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1175 - Trawool St/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1174 - Springfield Rd/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1142 - Tyne St/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1141 - McKean St/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 1065 - 40 Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 974 - Whitehorse Rd/Dorking Rd
  • Stop ID 4965 - Box Hill TAFE/Nelson Rd
  • Stop ID 4966 - Box Hill Hospital/Nelson Rd

 

2 February 2020

Fitzroy St, St Kilda

Due to Midsumma Pride march, diversions will be in place for routes 600, 922 and 923 between 10.00am and 3.30pm Sunday 2 February.

*Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 4610 – St Kilda Station/Fitzroy St
  • Stop ID 4611 – Robe St/Grey St

 

2 February 2020

Lonsdale St, CBD

Due to Chinese New Year celebrations diversions will be in place for Routes 200, 207, 905, 906 and 907 between 10:00am and 2:00pm Sunday 2 February.

Passengers for Routes 905, 906 and 907 should use Stop ID 19558 - Exhibition St/Lonsdale St instead.

*Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 19545 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 43717 - Elizabeth St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 20473 - Little Bourke St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20475 - Little Collins St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20461 - Little Collins St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 20463 - Bourke St/Queen St
  • Stop ID 19551 - Hardware St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 40798 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19527 - Little Lonsdale St/Exhibition St
  • Stop ID 19249 - Old Melbourne Gaol/Russell St
  • Stop ID 19541 - SpringSt/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19542 - Exhibition St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19545 - Melbourne Central/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 43717 - Elizabeth St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 41730 - Queen St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 43718 - King St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19549 - King St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19950 - County Court/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19551 - Hardware St/Lonsdale St
  • Stop ID 19554 - Swanston St/Lonsdale St

 

2 Feb - 7 Mar 2020
Level Crossing Removal Work, Cheltenham
Due to rail crossing removal works routes 600, 922 and 923 will divert to access Southland between 1st service Sunday 2 February and first service Sunday 7 March. 
*922 stops not serviced (towards Southland):

  • Stop ID 12464 - Reserve Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 21669 - Morey Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 12466 - 77 Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 12467 - Victor Ave/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 12468 - Cheltenham Recreation Reserve
  • Stop ID 12469 - Charman Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 3347 - Sydney St/Charman Rd
  • Stop ID 3348 - Cheltenham Railway Station

*922 stops not serviced (towards St Kilda)

  • Stop ID 3515 - Cheltenham Railway Station
  • Stop ID 3516 - Sydney St/Charman Rd
  • Stop ID 11602 - Charman Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11603 - Cheltenham Recreation Reserve
  • Stop ID 11604 - Victor Ave/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11605 - 77 Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11606 - Morey Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11607 - Reserve Rd/Weatherall Rd

*600/923 stops not serviced (towards Southland):

  • Stop ID 3347 - Sydney St/Charman Rd
  • Stop ID 3348 - Cheltenham Railway Station

*600/923 stops not serviced (towards St Kilda)

  • Stop ID 3515 - Cheltenham Railway Station
  • Stop ID 3516 - Sydney St/Charman Rd
  • Stop ID 11602 - Charman Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11603 - Cheltenham Recreation Reserve
  • Stop ID 11604 - Victor Ave/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11605 - 77 Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11606 - Morey Rd/Weatherall Rd
  • Stop ID 11607 - Reserve Rd/Weatherall Rd

 

2-15 February 2020

Balcombe Road, Mentone

Due to rail crossing works, diversions will be in place for Route 903 between 8.00pm and 5.00am between Sunday 2 February and Saturday 15 February.

Passengers are advised to use Stop ID 19613 Mentone Station Stop ID 9350 Gouldthorp Avenue to Altona and Stop ID 9630 Savona Street and Stop ID 19610 Mentone Station to Mordialloc for the duration of works.

 *Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 9348 - Swanston St/Balcombe Rd
  • Stop ID 9349 – Rogers St/Balcombe Rd
  • Stop ID 9629 - Swanston St/Balcombe Rd
  • Stop ID 9628 – Rogers St/Balcombe Rd

 

5 Feb 2020
Market Street, South Melbourne
Due to preparations for the South Melbourne Night Market, diversions will be in place for Route 236 services from 7.30am to 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 February.
*Stops not serviced (towards Queen Victoria Market):

  • Stop ID 8409 - Ferrars Street/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8410 - South Melbourne Market/Cecil St

*Stops not serviced (towards Garden City)

  • Stop ID 8408 - Ferrars Street/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8411 - South Melbourne Market/Cecil St

 

7-8 February 2020

Cecil St,  South Melbourne

Due to the Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival, diversions will be in place for Route 236 between first and last service from Saturday 7 March to Sunday 8 March.

*Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 8409 – Ferrars St/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8410 - South Melbourne Market/Cecil St
  • Stop ID 8408 - Ferrers St/Dorcas St
  • Stop ID 8411 – South Melbourne Market/Cecil St

 

9 Feb 2020

St Kilda Festival

Due to road closures due to the St Kilda Festival Routes 600 and 922 route buses will be diverted between first and last service Sunday 9 February.

*Stops not serviced (towards St Kilda):

  • Stop ID 1093 - Acland St/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 909 - National Theatre/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 910 - Fawkner St/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 4611 - Robe St/Grey St
  • Stop ID 4610 - St Kilda Station/Fitzroy St

*Stops not serviced (towards Southland):

  • Stop ID 4610 - St Kilda Station/Fitzroy St
  • Stop ID 1110 - Waterloo Cres/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 1109 - Inkerman St/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 1108 - Carlisle St/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 1107 - Acland St/Barkly St
  • Stop ID 7992 - Barkly St/Mitford St
  • Stop ID 7993 - Dickens St/Mitford St

 

15-16 Feb 2020

A'beckett St, CBD

Due to A’beckett Street closure diversions will be in place for Routes 220, 232, 234, 235, 236, 237 between first service Saturday 15 February and last service Sunday 16 February. 

*Stops not serviced:

  • Stop ID 20470 - William St/A'beckett St
  • Stop ID 20471 - La Trobe St/Queen St

 

 

Bus Stops (Temporary / Closures)

Routes 216, 219, 302, 304, 305, 318, 905, 906, 907 and 908: Temporary bus stop closure from 6pm on Monday 14 October 2019 until further notice
Due to City West Water works along Lonsdale Street between King Street and William Street, Routes 216, 219, 302, 304, 305, 318, 905, 906, 907 and 908 will not service the stop at Lonsdale Street/Supreme Court (westbound stop - Stop ID 19546) from 6pm on Monday 14 October 2019 until further notice.

Route 220: Permanent bus stop closures from Monday 29 October
Due to operational requirements, 3 of the 4 R220 bus stops on Footscray Road in West Melbourne between Appleton Dock Road and Dahlenburg Street (west bound only) will be closed permanently with bus signage removed. Bus I.D. numbers 5913, 5915, 5916.

Route 903: Permanent bus stop closure from Sunday 6 October
Due to operational requirements, all 903 services towards Altona only will be relocated from Russell Street to Rose Street permanently from first service on Sunday 6 October 2019. Passengers should use the tunnels to relocate from Russell Street, under Essendon Station to Rose Street to catch the 903 service towards Altona.

Routes 216 & 219: Bus stop closure and temporary stop in place from Friday 1 June 2018 until further notice
Bus stop ID 6564 at Robinson St/Williams Rd, Prahran will be closed and a temporary stop will be in place just south of the existing stop.

Route 220: Temporary bus stop closure from Wednesday 6 December 2017 until further notice
Due to operational requirements, bus Route 220 will not service the following stop from Wednesday 6 December 2017 until further notice:

  •  Orrong x Seymour Rd

Customers are advised to use the existing bus stop at: 

  • Orrong x Glen Eira Rd


Ongoing Disruptions

9 Sept - ongoing
St Kilda Road & Southbank Boulevard
Due to works on St Kilda Road and Southbank Boulevard, Routes 216, 219 and 220 will no longer run along St Kilda Road between the city and Commercial Road.
- Services from Gardenvale will terminate at The Alfred Hospital
- Services from Sunshine will terminate on Queen Street, near Collins Street in the city.
To continue your journey along St Kilda Road connect with tram routes 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 on Swanston Street or St Kilda Road.

14 Feb - Ongoing
Overton Rd, Frankston
Due to level crossing removal works, Route 901 inbound and outbound stops at Overton Road (Stop ID: 779) and Dandenong Road West (Stop ID: 2997), Frankston will be closed. The next nearest stops are Mereweather (Stop ID: 781) or Boonong Avenue (Stop ID: 14969).

14 Feb - Ongoing
St Kilda Rd, Metro Tunnel
R216, 219, 220 - expect significant delays on St Kilda Rd due to Metro Tunnel works. Traffic reduced to one lane for 800 metre section near Shrine of Remembrance and Toorak Rd. Please allow extra travel time for your journey. Diversions will also be required at various stages of the works. And due to additional traffic pushed onto Punt Rd, R246 services are expected to be delayed by up to 15 mins. Further details here http://ow.ly/xjBI30imAWq

16 Sep 2017 – Ongoing
New St, Brighton
Permanent stop closure ID: 5059 at 233 New St, Brighton for Routes 216, 600 & 923.

8 Sep 2017 – Ongoing
Bell St, Coburg
There are permanent changes to the Bell St on/off ramp to City Link, Coburg.