The Level Crossing Removal Authority is overseeing the project to duplicate the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, to improve the frequency and reliability of services in Melbourne’s north east.
By removing a significant bottleneck on the Hurstbridge line, services can be optimised, with flow-on benefits for the South Morang line.
These improvements on the South Morang line will be a result of a more regulated service from Hurstbridge travelling through Clifton Hill, where the two lines join.
The Hurstbridge line upgrade will be delivered together with two level crossing removals, resulting in more efficient construction with less disruption for commuters and residents.
The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade includes the removal of the Grange Road, Alphington level crossing by lowering the railway line to pass under Grange Road and the removal of the Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna level crossing by building a rail bridge over Lower Plenty Road.
We’re building a new train station at Rosanna and redesigning the timetables for the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines to have more services and improved reliability on both lines.
There will also be a new bus route between Greensborough and Diamond Creek.
Turnham Avenue, Rosanna closure
Road; Pedestrian; Train
The northbound lane on Turnham Avenue will close between Thursday 1 March and mid-2018.View details
Ravenscourt Place closure
There will be a full closure of Ravenscourt Place – to pedestrians and vehicles – from Thursday 1 March until mid-2018.View details
Footpath closure - South of Grange Road and Alphington Station
The footpath south of the rail line between Grange Road and Alphington Station will be closed from Friday 16 March until mid-2018. Pedestrians will be able to access Grange Road via Heidelberg Road.View details
St James Road, Heidelberg – Pedestrian rail crossing closure
To improve safety, the pedestrian rail crossing at St James Road is being upgraded and will be closed from March until late May 2018.View details
Hurstbridge line – Buses replacing trains
To allow for finishing works on the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, buses will replace trains between Greensborough and Clifton Hill stations from approximately 8:00pm Friday 25 May to the last service on Sunday 27 May 2018.View details
Rosanna Station now open!
When the new Rosanna Station opens on Friday 4 May it will become a Host Station, with staff available from 6.30am–10.30am on weekdays.
New Rosanna Station opens, with two level crossings gone for good
From tomorrow, normal train services will resume on the Hurstbridge line and passengers will be able to catch trains from the new Rosanna Station.
To be able to make improvements to the network and power train services along the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines, a new electrical substation needs to be installed.
While the construction blitz is over, there’s still plenty to do in Rosanna as works continue to complete the new station and car parking.
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