How long will Rosanna Station be closed for?

Rosanna Station will be closed from 8:30pm on Friday 6 October and will reopen in late April 2018.

What arrangements are in place for people commuting to and from Rosanna Station during the closure?

During the station closure, train replacement bus services will operate between Heidelberg and Rosanna and Macleod and Rosanna.

I don’t get on or off the train at Rosanna – how will the changes affect me?

Passengers who do not travel to or from Rosanna Station will not be impacted by the closure.

Hurstbridge line services will continue to operate as normal throughout the Rosanna Station closure, but will run express between Macleod and Heidelberg, without stopping at Rosanna.

How do I catch the train while Rosanna Station is closed?

During the station closure, Rosanna Station passengers can catch train replacement bus services to Heidelberg or Macleod from the designated stops to connect to train services.

Passengers should allow up to 20 minutes extra travel time when travelling to and from Rosanna Station to connect with train services to the city, or Hurstbridge.

Passengers travelling from Hurstbridge and planning to alight at Rosanna should change at Macleod and catch the train replacement bus heading to Rosanna.

Passengers travelling from the city and planning to alight at Rosanna should change at Heidelberg and take the train replacement bus to Rosanna.

Where will the train replacement buses stop at Rosanna Station?

To Macleod

Exit Rosanna Station on to Turnham Avenue, turn left and proceed to bus stop please see link to interactive map.

To Heidelberg

Exit Rosanna Station and cross Turnham Avenue with caution, proceed to bus stop on left please see link to interactive map

Way-finding signage to direct customers to train replacement bus stop locations will be displayed around the station precinct. Customer service staff will also be available at stations to assist customers.

Where will the shuttle buses stop at Heidelberg Station?

To Rosanna

Exit Heidelberg Station and proceed to bus interchange, located in front of the Heidelberg Station entrance between Mount and Yarra streets link to interactive map.

Way-finding signage to direct customers to train replacement bus stop locations will be displayed around the station precinct. Customer service staff will also be available at stations to assist customers.

Where will the train replacement buses stop at Macleod Station?

To Rosanna

Exit Macleod Station on to Birdwood Avenue and proceed to Metro designated bus stop on left, located in front of station entrance, please see link to interactive map.

Way-finding signage to direct customers to train replacement bus stop locations will be displayed around the station precinct. Customer service staff will also be available at stations to assist customers.

What happens if there aren’t enough buses for people waiting at the stops?

We will have staff closely monitoring bus services and will also have buses on standby in the event there are insufficient train replacement bus services.

Will there be any alternative transport arrangements for people with disabilities or special needs?

Customers requiring assistance, or who are unable to board a shuttle bus, can ask customer service staff at the train replacement bus stop for alternative transport to be arranged at no cost.

Alternatively, please contact the Project Team on 1800 762 667 to discuss alternative travel arrangements prior to travelling.

What works will be taking place during the station closure?

During the nine-day rail line occupation in October 2017, the station will be demolished and foundations for the new building will be installed. The project team will also be constructing the bases for the new station lifts and basement stairs

In November and December, we’ll start working on the new station building, including retaining walls for the lift shafts and areas for the station’s services.

During a 44-day construction blitz in March and April 2018, crews will build the new station building, including platforms, lifts, toilets, bike racks, concourse area, retail space, stairs and ramps.

From late April 2018, landscaping will occur around the station area.

Why is Rosanna Station closing for such a long time?

The station needs to close to be demolished and completely rebuilt, and to allow for the Lower Plenty Road level crossing to be removed.

When will the new Rosanna Station open?

The new Rosanna Station will reopen in late April 2018.

Will the level crossing be removed by the time the new Rosanna Station is open?

Yes, when the new station opens in late April 2018, the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road will have been removed and trains will be running on elevated tracks.

What facilities will the new Rosanna Station have?

As part of the Lower Plenty Road level crossing removal, Rosanna Station is being rebuilt in its current location, with the platforms elevated and other station facilities at ground level.
Improved facilities at the new station will include:

  • new retail space and forecourt that can be accessed from either side of the station
  • safer waiting areas, better lighting and CCTV cameras
  • public toilets for customer use
  • Parkiteer secure bicycle storage
  • lifts and ramps to provide better access for people with disabilities and parents with strollers
  • safer walkways and pedestrian crossings that provide connections to Rosanna Village shops, Rosanna Library and Rosanna Parklands
  • new bus stops with digital displays for rail and bus information
  • new car parks with larger car spaces and no reduction in the number of car parks.

Where can I top up my myki during the Rosanna Station closure?

During the closure, the myki machines at Rosanna Station will be unavailable. To avoid delay, top up your myki instantly at:

  • over 800 myki retail outlets including all 7-Eleven stores – find your most convenient retailer at ptv.vic.gov.au/retail or download the PTV App
  • train stations unaffected by this disruption, including Heidelberg, Macleod and City stations.

Alternatively, you can top up online at ptv.vic.gov.au if you’re planning ahead, or set auto top up for set and forget convenience.

How will ticketing work on the replacement buses?

All passengers must have a valid ticket to travel.

Customers will be unable to touch on or off on the replacement buses. Instead, they will need to touch on when entering a station at the first point of their train journey, and then when exiting a station at the last point of their train journey.

People planning on using the bus replacement services are advised to plan their trips early and top up their myki in advance.

Will the car parks at Rosanna Station stay open during the closure?

The eastern and western car parks at Rosanna Station (adjacent to Turnham Avenue and Beetham Parade respectively) are closed to allow for construction works.
Alternative all-day parking has been provided nearby on Ellesmere and Beetham parades. To find out more, take a look at our interactive map.

Will disability permit parking be available near Rosanna Station while both car parks are closed?

Disability parking has been relocated to spaces behind Rosanna Library to find out more, take a look at our interactive map.