Trains in Melbourne's West
Melbourne's west is served by extensive rail services. Timetables and further information is available from Public Transport Victoria.
The Werribee railway line is a suburban electric railway with 15 stations in Metcard ticketing Zones 1 and 2. This railway line is the suburban portion of the Port Fairy railway used by regional services to Geelong and Warrnambool, apart from a deviation from the main line through Altona.
From Newport on the Werribee railway line, passengers can use the Williamstown railway line.
The Sydenham railway line is a suburban electric railway with 13 stations in Metcard ticketing Zones 1 and 2. It is the electrified section of the Bendigo railway within metropolitan Melbourne.
The Melton railway line is a greater-metropolitan subsection of the Ballarat line and is in Metcard ticketing Zone 2. The Victorian State Government, as part of its Victorian Transport Plan (released in 2008), announced the progressive upgrade of the Melton Line to support future urban development in the corridor.
The Craigieburn railway line is a suburban electric railway that has 15 stations in Metcard ticketing Zones 1 & 2. Its southern sections serve suburbs in the City of Moonee Valley.
The Flemington Racecourse line is a short branch off the Craigieburn line that serves the Melbourne Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse for special events: racedays at Flemington such as the Melbourne Cup and Oaks Day, the Royal Melbourne Show itself in September and the Big Day Out in January.
The Regional Rail Link is a major new rail line running through Melbourne's west that will provide capacity for enough extra trains for thousands more passengers across the Melbourne and country rail networks in the peak period.