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Works notice – Hurstbridge Line Duplication, night works in Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen

04 Mar 2021

The Victorian Government is investing $530 million in the second stage of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication that will deliver further improvements, including more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better connections to public transport in Melbourne’s North East.

Works include building new modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, and duplicating the rail track between Greensborough and Montmorency and between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen, to allow more trains to run more often.

Work has started at multiple locations along the rail corridor to upgrade underground rail power and signalling equipment alongside the rail line; this is called a combined services route (CSR). These works will continue through to mid 2021.

To continue these works, and to set up our sites for major construction works later in the year, trees and vegetation will need to be removed from the rail corridor. In addition, to allow construction access to the rail corridor, removal and trimming of some trees will be required at specific locations.

How we remove vegetation

To build the new second track and two new stations, we need to remove trees and vegetation. The majority of this is located within the existing rail corridor.

The Level Crossing Removal Project works with environmental and sustainability specialists to minimise the amount of vegetation removal required and to manage the impacts on flora and fauna.

Visit our vegetation removal fact sheet for more information including details on replanting and future landscaping.

Works taking place

Works taking place between March and mid 2021 include:

  • tree and vegetation removal (see map below)
  • installation of fencing, including protection of any heritage and environmental zones
  • placement of barriers on roads
  • excavation and installation of underground power and signalling equipment.
  • piling for overhead rail signals and power
  • investigation works on underground services
  • geotechnical investigations.

From Friday 12 March to Monday 15 March 2021, during railway closures, construction will take place 24 hours a day, along the railway line in Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.

Map showing vegetation removal at Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen

What to expect

  • From Friday 12 March to Monday 15 March, work will take place 24 hours a day, while the rail line is temporarily shut down.
  • Moderate noise from machinery, such as excavators, cranes and road-rail equipment
  • Workers, vehicles and equipment on site
  • To access the rail corridor in some locations there may be short periods of disruption to roads, car parks and footpaths
  • Traffic management will be in place to ensure safety of road users and pedestrians during works

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community will remain our key priority as we undertake works on the Hurstbridge Line Duplication project. We will continue to follow the directions of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as we safely complete works on this project.

Staying in touch

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Email updates are regularly sent with the latest information about the Hurstbridge Line Duplication project, and our team is updating our website and social media channels with information on works being done.

Please contact us on 1800 105 105 or if you would like to speak to a member of the project team or would like more information about the projects.

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