Stabling contract awarded, works to start
30 Oct 2018
Building of a new stabling facility north of Wyndham Vale Station will soon get underway following the signing of the works contract.
As announced in September, the project is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) on behalf of Transport for Victoria. It involves the creation of a stabling yard that can house up to six V/Line trains, driver facilities and a bypass track connected to the Geelong rail line.
Together with LXRA, V/Line and Metro Trains Melbourne, the facility will be delivered by the Western Program Alliance comprising McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott MacDonald.
This project team has already successfully removed level crossings at Kororoit Creek Road in Williamstown North and Abbotts Road in Dandenong South, and is now building a new road bridge to remove the level crossing at Aviation Road in Laverton.
The new stabling facility will be completed by early 2020 to help replace existing stabling at E-Gate in the city, which will make way for an extension of Wurundjeri Way as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.