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Hurstbridge line: Three weeks down – three to go!

11/04/2018

We are halfway through the longest construction blitz the Level Crossing Removal Authority has undertaken. And we have achieved a lot!

In Rosanna we have ...

  • Installed all 11 spans of the new elevated rail viaduct
  • Lifted into place all 67 (50 tonne) concrete Super T beams with our green 750 tonne crane
  • Installed all nine of the modular buildings that will soon become the new Rosanna Station
  • Started installing the new station platforms on the elevated viaduct
  • Made great progress with all the road works on and around Lower Plenty Road, including starting to install the new traffic signals.

Looking south towards Rosanna Station before the construction blitz

Looking south towards Rosanna Station today

Looking north towards Rosanna Station before the construction blitz

Looking north towards Rosanna Station today

At Grange we have …

  • Built the Grange Road rail bridge – which is now open to traffic!
  • Excavated the rail trench
  • Shotcreted the trench walls
  • Installed the approach ramps for the new Hamilton Street pedestrian bridge.

Grange Road level crossing before the construction blitz

Grange Road rail underpass today

In Heidelberg we have …

  • Completed the Darebin Street underpass
  • Laid 250 metres of track for the newly duplicated rail
  • Installed the new overhead structures for the signals.

Hurstbridge line track duplication between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations before the construction blitz

Hurstbridge line track duplication between Heidelberg and Rosanna stations today

The remaining three weeks will be just as busy while we continue works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that on Monday 30 April 2018 trains will run under Grange Road, travel on duplicated rail between Rosanna and Heidelberg, and stop at the brand new Rosanna Station before travelling over Lower Plenty Road. We are nearly there!

Meet the team

If you are keen to hear more about the project, we have meet the team events coming up at both Rosanna and Fairfield. We’d love to see you and answer any questions you might have.

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