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Work to duplicate a 1.2 kilometre single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna on the Hurstbridge line is now complete, meaning more trains can operate on the line.

The duplication was completed as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade which also included the removal of level crossings on Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna in addition to building a new station at Rosanna.

Two extra weekday services will be added to the Hurstbridge line from August now the duplication is complete and the level crossings have been removed.

Work to fully complete the new Rosanna station – including landscaping and car parking – will take place over coming months.

To be able to make improvements to the capacity of the Hurstbridge line, and power additional train services, the Level Crossing Removal Authority will be constructing a new substation at Eaglemont and upgrading three substations at Macleod Fairfield and Preston. In addition to these substations, a new Wayside Energy Storage System will be installed at Diamond Creek. These substations and Energy Storage System will be operated by Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

Click here for further information on substations and Energy Storage Systems.

Current Disruptions

Turnham Avenue, Rosanna closure

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The northbound lane on Turnham Avenue will close between Thursday 1 March and late October 2018.

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Featured News

Rosanna celebrates early station opening

Rosanna celebrates early station opening

More than 1000 people turned out for the Rosanna Community Fun Day on Saturday 11 August to celebrate the early opening of Rosanna Station.


Rosanna Station now open!

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.




Rosanna and Heidelberg Community Update – September 2018

We are now one step closer to completing the works at Rosanna Station, with the station car park reopening to commuters last month.

Rosanna and Heidelberg community update - August 2018

While cars continue to travel freely on Lower Plenty Road and trains take advantage of the duplicated track between Rosanna and Heidelberg, works on the Rosanna Station precinct continue.

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