Rosanna celebrates early station opening
15 Aug 2018
More than 1000 people turned out for the Rosanna Community Fun Day on Saturday 11 August to celebrate the early opening of Rosanna Station.
Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines unveiled a plaque to officially open Rosanna Station, months ahead of schedule. He was joined by Wurundjeri Elder Bill Nicholson, who performed a smoking ceremony.
The free community celebration was held to thank locals for their support and patience during the recent works to rebuild the station and remove the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road.
The day included live performances, a sausage sizzle, petting zoo and even a silent disco.
Despite the dreary weather, the event was one of the most well attended Level Crossing Removal Authority events ever – showing how vibrant and engaged the Rosanna community is.
The new station is part of the $395 million Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, which includes the removal of level crossings at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna and Grange Road in Alphington, the duplication of the single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, and the construction of a new tunnel under Darebin Street.
The investment in upgraded infrastructure has also paved the way for a new timetable to begin on Sunday 26 August with 35 new and extended services between Eltham and the city each week.
For more information on the new timetable visit the PTV website.