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Grange Road, Alphington Community Update – November 2017

01 Nov 2017

The Victorian Government is removing two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Hurstbridge line, building a brand new Rosanna Station, and duplicating the single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna. This will make communities safer and get commuters in Melbourne's north east home sooner.

In early October, we temporarily closed Grange Road at the level crossing for the second time to install a second support beam at the intersection. We also continued drilling small holes along the length of the rail corridor, in preparation for a major trench dig in early 2018.

Throughout November and December 2017, we will continue to drill along the rail corridor during the day, as well as install cables and overhead structures between Fairfield and Alphington stations. Should any out-of-hours works take place, the project team will notify nearby residents.

The majority of works at Grange Road, including digging the rail trench, will take place during a construction blitz in early 2018.

A line drilling rig completing works along the rail corridor

Above: a line drilling rig completing works along the rail corridor.

What’s coming up?

  • Continued drilling through rock along the rail line to prepare for the rail trench dig in early 2018.
  • Ongoing cable installation between Fairfield and Alphington stations.
  • Installing overhead structures.

24-hour works

To ensure the safety of our work crew and the public, occasionally we will work overnight while trains are not running. Surrounding residents will be notified prior to overnight works.


  • Buses will replace trains on sections of the Hurstbridge line from approximately 8:00pm Friday 8 December until Sunday 10 December 2017.
  • Major construction blitz requiring the closure of sections of the Hurstbridge line in early 2018.

Note: Planned and unplanned works may be carried out on the Hurstbridge line by other projects as part of regular maintenance and renewal programs. For journey planning and service disruption information, visit or call 1800 800 007.

For information on electricity service disruptions, visit or call 131 626.

The Level Crossing Removal Project is working closely with VicRoads and the Chandler Highway Upgrade team in order to minimise disruptions for the surrounding community.

Local traders will be open during our works, so please support businesses in the area.

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