Construction ramps up at Glenroy
04 Jan 2021
Major construction starts this week as work to remove the Glenroy Road level crossing and build a new Glenroy Station ramps up, with a construction contract awarded.
The contract will go to an alliance of John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) and Metro Trains Melbourne.
The rail line will be lowered into a trench and new station will be built slightly east of the current rail line, so trains can keep running for the majority of the works, minimising disruption.
Early works have been progressing well at Glenroy, with a small tunnel boring machine, known as a TBM, currently digging a 370 metre-long tunnel eight metres below Waterloo Road. This will house drainage systems for the new Glenroy Station.
Over summer, work crews will undertake piling works in and around the rail corridor and begin to reconfigure the existing Glenroy Station so that it can continue to operate through much of the construction phase.
This will include building temporary customer facilities and changing access to the platforms, as well as demolishing the existing eastern building. This paves the way for work to begin on the new trench later in the year. There will be several road and rail closures as this work takes place.
Buses will replace trains on sections of the Craigieburn line, and coaches will replace trains on all Seymour and Shepparton services from 9pm on Thursday 7 January to 10pm Saturday 16 January.
Glenroy Road will be closed at the level crossing from Thursday 7 January to Sunday 28 February. Detours will be via Camp Road in the north and Gaffney Street in the south.
The Glenroy Road level crossing will be removed, and the new Glenroy Station open for passengers in 2022.