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Groundhog Day: Buses replace trains on the Geelong Line
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Groundhog Day: Buses replace trains on the Geelong Line

COMMUTERS on the Geelong Line will experience temporary service changes as buses replace trains for all or part of their journey from Saturday, May 11 to May 19, due to the Waurn Ponds Duplication and other V/Line maintenance work .

During this period, significant changes will affect the normal train schedule.

On Saturday, buses will replace all trains between Geelong and Waurn Ponds, while train services will continue between Geelong and Southern Cross Station.

Similar adjustments will continue throughout the week.

This Sunday, May 12, buses will operate all services between Waurn Ponds and Geelong until 9pm. After this time, buses will be extended to replace trains on the entire route to Southern Cross Station.

This replacement pattern will vary slightly each day until Tuesday 14 May, with specific early morning and late evening services using buses only.

From Wednesday, May 15 until the end of the disruption period on May 19, buses will replace all trains between Waurn Ponds and Geelong, with train services only maintained between Geelong and Southern Cross Station.

In particular, the 5.56am early morning service from Geelong to Southern Cross and the late afternoon 4.31pm service from Southern Cross to Geelong will be operated entirely by buses.

Passengers should be aware that replacement buses may depart up to 40 minutes earlier than scheduled train times from Waurn Ponds, Marshall and South Geelong.

It is recommended to check the timetable for the temporary bus replacement in advance so that you can plan it.

Travelers are advised to allow an extra 40 minutes for their journey during this period.

The replacement bus stop at Waurn Ponds Station has also been temporarily moved to the side of Platform Two on Muir Road.

For the latest information, visit vline.com.au or follow updates on Twitter @vline_geelong.