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How busy is my train? (March 2014)
Below is a general guide to the average number of seats available (as a percentage) and capacity on peak Ballarat line trains over the previous month.

If you have flexibility in travel times, consider taking a train that's less busy for a more comfortable trip.

Ballarat line trains arriving in Melbourne, Southern Cross before 9am:

 Departs  From Arrives Seats 

 Average capacity^  

 05:22 Wendouree 06:48 35080%

80%

 06:05 Wendouree 07:27 332 85%

85%

 06:38 Wendouree 08:06 43299%

99%

 07:28 Wendouree  08:49 36492%

92%

 07:35 Ararat 09:52 432

78%

78%
 05:08 Bacchus Marsh 05:55 19453%

53%

 05:45 Bacchus Marsh 06:36 209 71%

71%

 06:11 Bacchus Marsh 07:09 32748%

48%

 06:49 Bacchus Marsh 07:49 423 100%

100%

 07:02 Bacchus Marsh 08:02 379 92%

92%

 07:26 Bacchus Marsh 08:25 367 84%

84%

 07:38 Bacchus Marsh 08:37 367

 74%

74%
 08:16 Bacchus Marsh 09:07 237

 100%

100%

Ballarat line trains leaving Melbourne 4pm-6.30pm:

 Departs ToArrives Seats Average capacity^ 
 15:20 Wendouree 16:54 368

 85%

85%
 16:01 Maryborough 18:14 428 73%73%
 16:38 Wendouree 17:57 280100%100%
 17:06 Wendouree 18:31 408 67%67%
 17:40 Wendouree 19:08 432 77%77%
 18:25 Ararat 20:40 358 95%95%
 15:40 Melton 16:20 217

 57%

57%
 16:15 Bacchus Marsh  17:11 369 83%83%
 16:45 Bacchus Marsh 17:42 42674%74% 
 17:13 Bacchus Marsh 18:11 367 98%98%
 17:26 Bacchus Marsh 18:20 36783%83%
 17:48 Bacchus Marsh  18:36 37878%78%
 18:06 Bacchus Marsh 18:58 209 90%90%
* reservation required for Ararat trains
^ Average capacity can be defined as seats and/or standees on certain points along the route.

Seating numbers are an average to reflect any increase / decrease in carriages during the month.  Carriage configuration and the number of seats can change on a daily basis.  Please note that average capacity is also a monthly average and can fluctuate on a daily basis.
 
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