Our major milestones this spring blitz
19 Aug 2020
We’re getting ready to achieve some major milestones this spring, with works continuing safely on 15 level crossing removal projects and our biggest ever level construction blitz on the Upfield line.
Works are well underway on the Upfield line, with crews working around the clock to build two new stations and remove four level crossings – including the notorious Bell Street crossing – freeing up a vital arterial road and easing frustration for the 40,000 drivers who travel across the tracks each day.
Trains will return to the Upfield line in November and run on the new elevated structure. The new Coburg and Moreland Stations will open shortly after.
In spring, we’ll continue our progress on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade – duplicating eight kilometres of track and removing four more level crossings between Cranbourne and Dandenong – taking the line one step closer to being Melbourne’s first crossing-free corridor.
Buses will replace trains between Cranbourne and Dandenong Stations from 8 September to 13 September.
During this time, we’ll also complete piling and earthworks at Eumemmering Creek, critical power and signalling equipment installations along the line, and relocate the Greens Road boom gates to prepare for construction of the new rail bridge to accommodate the duplicated track.
On the Frankston line, buses will replace trains from Tuesday 1 September until last train on Sunday 6 September, while crews work around the clock to prepare Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach for the removal of five more level crossings. Our works will include upgrading power and signalling and relocating underground utilities.
These works will be completed with strict safety protocols in place and a significantly reduced workforce, to ensure we deliver these important infrastructure projects for our communities on time.