Works underway on Hurstbridge Line Upgrade

News Date: 08 Oct 2017

Category: Railways

Works have been fast tracked on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade, with a massive nine-day construction blitz beginning over the weekend.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined local community representatives and construction workers at the Grange Road level crossing in Alphington last week, where a 37 tonne beam will be craned into place as part of the works.

The large concrete support beam will form part of the new Grange Road bridge once the rail trench is dug underneath it in early 2018.

During the massive construction blitz, over 400 workers will continue duplicating the single section of track in Heidelberg and demolish Rosanna Station to make way for a brand new station that will reopen in March 2018.

While Rosanna Station is closed, trains will not stop at Rosanna and shuttle buses will connect passengers to Macleod and Heidelberg stations.

The works are part of the $395 million Hurstbridge Line Upgrade that is removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna, building a brand new Rosanna Station, and duplicating the single section of track between Heidelberg.

The Grange Road level crossing will be removed by lowering the Hurstbridge line under Grange Road, while a rail bridge will be built over busy Lower Plenty Road, safely separating trains and cars for the first time.

Work on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will be completed by 2019.

 

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