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).
Turnham Avenue, Rosanna closure
The northbound lane on Turnham Avenue will close between Thursday 1 March and late July 2018.View details
Ravenscourt Place closure
There will be a full closure of Ravenscourt Place – to pedestrians and vehicles – from Thursday 1 March until the end of July 2018.View details
South Morang line – Buses replacing trains
While works take place as part of the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade, buses will replace trains between Clifton Hill and South Morang from 7.15pm Thursday 19 July 2018 until last service.View details
Burgundy Street Closure
To allow for Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade works, Burgundy Street, Heidelberg will be closed from 9:00pm Friday 20 July until 9:00am Saturday 21 July, between Stradbroke Avenue and Mount Street.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.
We have removed two dangerous and congested level crossings along the Hurstbridge line, built a brand-new Rosanna Station, and duplicated the single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna.
We’ve completed the construction blitz and our sites in Rosanna, Heidelberg and Alphington have been transformed.
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