The level crossing on Heatherdale Road has been removed and the new Heatherdale Station is open.
A project team including CPB Contractors, Aurecon and Arcadis will continue works through to mid-2017 to finalise Heatherdale Station and Heatherdale Road. The project team has also removed level crossings at Main Road and Furlong Road in St Albans and Blackburn Road in Blackburn.
What's Been Happening?
The level crossing at Heatherdale Road is gone forever and trains on the Belgrave/Lilydale line are now running underneath the road. The new Heatherdale Station on the east side of Heatherdale Road is open with lowered platforms accessed via lifts and stairs.
Further work will continue through the first half of 2017 to complete work around the station, the station car parks, landscaping and build the new walking and cycling path. This work is expected to be completed by the middle of 2017.
We would like to thank local residents and traders for your amazing patience while we removed this level crossing and built your new station.
Check out drone footage of the summer works period where we lowered the rail line beneath Heatherdale Road and removed the level crossing for good:
Image: New Heatherdale Station is now open
To check out a sneak peak of what it will all look like when the project is complete in mid-2017 view the below Heatherdale animation:
Careful planning and scheduling will maintain road access and train services through much of the construction program, however some road, rail and station closures will be necessary to undertake works safely.
Our aim is to minimise construction impacts as much as possible, however there will be some unavoidable impacts.
Heatherdale Station Car Park
While we reinstate the car parks with asphalt the following closures will take place:
- Eastern car park closed until May 2017
This level crossing removal includes:
- lowering the rail line below Heatherdale Road
- rebuilding Heatherdale Station on the east side of Heatherdale Road, closer to the existing car parks
- improving access to the station
- lowered platforms accessed via lifts, ramps and stairs
- optimising the car parking to ensure there is no net loss of parking spaces
- building a walking and cycling path with improved pedestrian access to the station.
Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders are being kept up to date with the project and its progress via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – November 2015
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – December 2015
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – May 2016
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – July 2016
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – October 2016
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – December 2016
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – March 2017
- Heatherdale Road Community Update – May 2017