28 November 2017
A major 44 day construction blitz will see the removal of two level crossings well ahead of schedule and will mean less disruption for rail and road users in Melbourne’s north east.
The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade includes:
- Removing the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna
- Removing the level crossing at Grange Road, Alphington
- Building a new Rosanna Station
- Duplicating the single section of track between Rosanna and Heidelberg.
Originally the project had two lengthy rail closures scheduled for January and May 2018 with the project expected to be complete by 2019. By combining the closures and scheduling them from mid-March until the end of April 2018, communities in the north east will see the benefits of this project much sooner.
From Monday 30 April, train passengers on the Hurstbridge line will be able to travel on tracks below Grange Road in Alphington, use the newly duplicated track between Heidelberg and Rosanna and stop at the brand new Rosanna station, before travelling over Lower Plenty Road.
At the same time 43,000 road users will no longer be held up at the boom gates in Rosanna and Alphington.