The Level Crossing Removal Project is delivering a new train storage yard for regional trains, known as stabling, to be constructed on government land north of Wyndham Vale Station.
The new facility will help to replace existing stabling at the E-Gate facility near Footscray — making way for an extension of Wurundjeri Way as part of the West Gate Tunnel Project.
The new facility is essential to meet interpeak stabling needs for V/Line trains operating on the regional rail network, while also ensuring there is capacity to house additional trains in the future.
The project will involve construction of a stabling yard, driver facilities and a bypass track connected to the Geelong line, which will allow trains to access the facility without delaying passenger services.
The design of the facility – housing up to six V/Line ‘VLocity’ trains – also caters for a further stabling expansion and a maintenance facility if needed in the future.
The project commenced in late 2018 and is expected to be completed by early 2020.
Geelong line – coaches replacing trains
Coaches replace trains between Waurn Ponds, Geelong and Melbourne on the Geelong line from Tuesday 16 April to Sunday 21 April 2019.