Werribee Line

Comeng train led by car 619M, Newport station, Melbourne, 14 January 2017.

Year Opened:

Spencer Street–Newport 1859; Newport–Werribee 1857; Altona–Laverton Junction (Altona loop) 1985

 

Stations:

North Melbourne, South Kensington, Footscray, Seddon, Yarraville, Spotswood, Newport, Seaholme, Altona, Westona, Laverton, Aircraft, Williams Landing, Hoppers Crossing, Werribee

 

Typical Journey Time:

51 minutes all stops; 40 minutes direct (Flinders Street–Werribee)

 

Typical Peak Frequency:

6 minutes (Newport); 12 minutes (Werribee); 20 minutes (Westona)

 

Typical Off-peak Frequency:

7.5 minutes (Newport); 20 minutes (Werribee); 20 minutes (Westona)

 

Typical Weekend Frequency:

20 minutes (Newport, Werribee, Westona)

The Werribee line extends to the south-western suburbs of Melbourne. Between Newport and Laverton there are two routes: the Altona loop and a more direct route. The line is double track, with the exception of the Altona loop, which is single track and has a crossing loop at Westona. On weekdays most services between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm travel via the direct route, with a shuttle service between Newport and Laverton operating via Altona. On weekends all services travel via Altona. Most trains on the Werribee line stop at all stations, with some peak hours services running express between Footscray and Newport, and also between Laverton and Werribee. Weekday services on the Werribee line typically commence from the Frankston line, stopping at Southern Cross and Flinders Street without travelling around the City Loop. Weekend trains run clockwise around the City Loop. Prior to 2015 services on the Geelong line operated along the Werribee line, but now run via Sunshine and Wyndham Vale.