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PTV - Belgrave line: Level Crossing Removal Project disruption

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) advises that due to works as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project, the following disruption will occur on the Belgrave Line in the coming months:

  • Buses will replace train services between Box Hill/Blackburn and Ringwood stations from Tuesday 27 December 2016 until Sunday, 5 February 2017. Please note that this will increase your journey time to Puffing Billy by approx. 40 minutes. Normal train services will resume and the new Heatherdale Station will open on Monday, 6 February 2017. More info as at 1 January. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for updated information

A full list of Live travel updates can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website.

Travel by Public Transport

Travelling to Puffing Billy in Belgrave by public transport is easy! Jump on the Belgrave Train line from Melbourne CBD.


Driving directions & Parking

Puffing Billy departs daily except Christmas Day from Belgrave, located only 40kms or one hour east of Melbourne by car.


Puffing Billy Day Tours

Puffing Billy Railway is included in the itineraries of all major Melbourne tour operators. Many of the excellent day tours operate seven days a week.


Choose your journey

Trains from Belgrave station can get very busy - especially in School holidays! It can be a good idea to start your journey at Lakeside instead.


Puffing Billy for couples

The Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train perfect for a few hours' escape with your loved one. Alternatively, travel to Emerald Lake Park for a picnic!


Useful Links

Plan how to get here, where to stay and which other nearby attractions to visit by exploring our useful links.


Walking Trails

Walking trails near Puffing Billy run from Upper Ferntree Gully to Belgrave and from Emerald to Cockatoo.



The Questions below are frequently asked by our passengers, and we trust you'll find the answer to some of your queries here.