Important Information about amendments to The Overland Train Services for December 2013 thru to January 2014 to allow for construction work on the Regional Rail Link.
We thought we would issue this article following our post yesterday on The Overland. Readers planning to use this service over the coming few months will be subject to some delays and disruption to services.
Since 2013, selected Saturday westbound services for The Overland (Melbourne to Adelaide) have been affected by the Regional Rail Link project, additional upcoming dates are listed below.
Melbourne Regional Rail Link Project
Regional Rail Link is Australia’s largest public transport infrastructure project and Melbourne’s first new major rail line in 80 years. Upcoming works require the partial closure of Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station on weekends.
The work will mean the following amendments to The Overland Rail services over the coming months;
Melbourne To Adelaide
Coach transfers from Southern Cross Station to North Shore Terminal (Geelong) will be available for all guests travelling on any of the affected services up until January 2014.
Guests are advised to arrive at Southern Cross Station at least half an hour before the standard departure time of 0805.
A coach service will transfer all guests and luggage to The Overland at the North Shore Terminal at Geelong. The Overland will leave North Shore Terminal at the standard departure time of 0948. Arrival time in Adelaide at 1755 remains unaffected.
Affected Services from Melbourne to Adelaide:
Saturday, 28 December 2013 – Coach service from Melbourne – Ararat
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 – Service Not Operating
Saturday, 4 January 2014 – Coach service from Melbourne – North Shore
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 – Coach service from Melbourne – North Shore
Saturday, 11 January 2014 – Coach service from Melbourne – North Shore
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 – Coach service from Melbourne – North Shore
Saturday, 18 January 2014 – Coach service from Melbourne – North Shore
Adelaide To Melbourne
A coach service will transfer all guests and luggage from The Overland at the North Shore Terminal at Geelong to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne. Arrival time in Melbourne at 1850 remains unaffected.
Affected Services from Adelaide to Melbourne:
Friday, 27 December 2013 – Coach service from Ararat to Melbourne
Monday, 30 December 2013 – Service Not Operating
Friday, 3 January 2014 – Coach service from North Shore to Melbourne
Monday, 6 January 2014 – Coach service from North Shore to Melbourne
Friday, 10 January 2014 – Coach service from North Shore to Melbourne
Monday, 13 January 2014 – Coach service from North Shore to Melbourne
Friday, 17 January 2014 – Coach service from North Shore to Melbourne


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