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Works notice – Batman depot carpark construction

09 Dec 2020

The Victorian Government is removing four dangerous and congested level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, and building new Bell and Preston stations. The level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, improving safety and accessibility and delivering new community open spaces.

Batman depot maintenance facility

As works begin on the Mernda Line, the project is required to relocate the existing maintenance depot at Bell Station to the northern end of Batman Station. As part of this relocation we need to construct a car park for the maintenance facility, which will be located on VicTrack land between Pau Street and Charles Street.

These works will start from 7am Saturday 12 December through until early 2021.

Work will be undertaken during standard project work hours between 7am and 6pm weekdays, and 7am and 3pm Saturdays. Our crew will take a break for the holidays between Tuesday 22 December and Friday 8 January.

These works will require the removal of some vegetation adjacent to the rail line.

What to expect

  • Increased truck and vehicle movements in and out of the work site
  • Some noise from work crews and increased activity in the area
  • Operation of construction vehicles and equipment

For your safety, follow the signage and instructions from traffic management.

Health and safety

The health and safety of our workers and the community is our key priority as we continue works on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project, as is supporting physical distancing measures in line with current health advice.

We have strict protocols in place to protect the safety of our construction workforce, including enhanced industrial cleaning arrangements, provision of personal protective equipment and measures to reduce staff contact, including staggered shifts.

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, call us on 1800 105 105 or email 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Sign up for regular project updates at You can also register for SMS updates by texting PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

Every effort will be made to complete these works on scheduled however dates are subject to change.

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