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CBD shut down - 18 September - Impact on CPV industry

At the request of Victoria Police, public transport will not run through the CBD on Saturday 18 September 2021.

This will impact all forms of transport, including metropolitan and regional train services, trams and buses from 8am until 2pm.

This means there will be an increased demand for CPV services, particularly at ‘turn back stations’. These stations are as follows:

Metropolitan services:

LineTermination Point
MerndaClifton Hill
HurstbridgeClifton Hill
Glen WaverleyDarling


Regional services:

Line            Termination Point
Swan HillSunbury
Stony Point


The below maps outline the transport disruptions, including routes and lines that will not be running:

We encourage BSPs to alert their associated drivers of this protest and the increase demand on CPV services this will likely create.

CPVs transporting authorised workers

Major road closures on thoroughfares into the CBD will also be in place. Access will only be granted at roadblocks to those travelling for one of the five authorised reasons, including those attending a health care appointment or to receive a vaccination.

Significant delays are expected on roads leading to the CBD. Those conducting authorised travel are urged to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys and must carry identification and proof of their reason for travel such as an authorised worker permit, or vaccination booking confirmation.

Commercial passenger vehicles will be permitted to enter and exit the CBD if they are carrying authorised workers holding a valid authorised work permit.

Drivers will be able to pick up a new passenger/s from the CBD to transport them out.

It is not the responsibility of CPV drivers to ensure their passengers have the correct permit to be travelling into the CBD.

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