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Grange Road Alphington community update - April 2018

01 Apr 2018

The Victorian Government is removing two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Hurstbridge line, building a 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.

The team at Grange Road has been working tirelessly and achieved many milestones since the construction blitz began on 16 March 2018. The boom gates were removed at the start of the 44-day construction blitz, with traffic now flowing freely across the new bridge at Grange Road.

There is plenty of progress to be seen in Alphington, as we exceed the halfway mark with 30,000 cubic meters of earth removed from under Grange Road and the new rail line taking shape. To see the latest progress, check out all of the images on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

With the major construction blitz almost complete, there are still some minor works left to finish before trains are able to run in the new trench.

The countdown is on, the final week 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 be running again on the Hurstbridge line.

What’s coming up?

Alphington and Fairfield

  • Laying the new rail tracks between Fairfield and Alphington stations
  • Installing new overhead rail structures
  • Building new cycling and walking paths
  • Landscaping around the project area
  • Completion works on the new pedestrian and cyclist bridges.

24-hour works

  • Friday 16 March to Monday 30 April 2018
  • Thursday 24 May to Tuesday 29 May 2018.

Finishing works

At the end of the construction blitz on 30 April, trains will be running in the new rail trench, underneath Grange Road.

The area is buzzing with activity as we continue to complete the newly installed rail trench and begin working on installing new walking and cycling bridges, paths, and landscaping in the area.

These works will continue until mid-2018, with some activity needing to take place at night, including from 24 May to 29 May. There will also be temporary traffic and pedestrian diversions throughout May and June.

Shop local

Shops in the area will be open during the major construction blitz and we encourage you to continue to support local businesses.

Customer parking in Martin Court will remain open during our major works to access the shops on Wingrove Street. The car park can be accessed via Darling Street and Perry Street, or Station Street onto Wingrove Street.

Current disruptions

Road and pedestrian pathway closures

  • Wingrove Street will remain one-way between Martin Court and Kelvin Road until mid-2018
  • Ravenscourt Place will remain closed until mid-2018
  • VicTrack Land adjacent to Hamilton Street will continue to be used by the project, and the team will start to demobilise from the area in mid-2018
  • Alphington Station car park will reopen on Wednesday 2 May 2018
  • The footpath between Fulham Road and Alphington Station will remain closed until mid-2018
  • There will be other traffic changes, including temporary pedestrian path, lane and road closures near construction zones in Alphington and Fairfield. Please take care and follow any directions from traffic controllers.

Rail disruptions

  • Buses are replacing trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod/Greensborough until the last service Sunday 29 April 2018
  • Buses will replace trains between Clifton Hill and Macleod/Greensborough from approximately 8:00pm Thursday 24 May to last service Monday 28 May 2018.

Plan your journey on the PTV app, visit or call 1800 800 007.

For up-to-date information on road, rail and pedestrian disruptions, visit

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