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Metro Tunnel

Construction on the Sunbury line

To take full advantage of the extra capacity on the rail network created by the Metro Tunnel and its new High Capacity Metro Trains, a range of upgrades are proposed on the Sunbury line.

Further works are being undertaken by Rail Projects Victoria's Sunbury Line Upgrade.

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TimingWhere

What's happening

March to April 2020

Irving Street and Nicholson Street, Footscray

Out of hours works are required from Saturday 14 March to late April 2020 to allow for the installation of new communications and power services in the rail corridor near the intersection of Irving and Nicholson streets, Footscray.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours from 4pm, Saturday 14 March to 4pm, Sunday 15 March
  • From 8pm, Saturday 21 March to 6am, Sunday 22 March
  • From 8pm, Saturday 28 March to 6am, Sunday 29 March
  • From 8pm, Saturday 4 April to 6am, Sunday 5 April.

These works are expected to cause medium levels of noise.

Generator powered lights are required during nightworks and will be positioned to face away from residential properties.

For further details, see the Irving Street Footscray, out of hours works notification, March 2020 (PDF, 995.7 KB).

March 2020

Raleigh Street, Footscray and Cross Street, West Footscray

Out of hours works are required to allow for installation of communications and power services in the rail corridor near West Footscray and Middle Footscray stations in preparation for the Metro Tunnel.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours from 4pm Saturday 14 March to 4pm Sunday 15 March

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and vibration, with potential periods of high noise if rock breaking activities occur.

The use of generator-powered lighting towers will be required during night works. We will work closely with residents to manage light impacts.

For further details, see the Sunbury line out of hours work notification, March 2020 (PDF, 1.5 MB).

January to September 2020

Derby Road, Sunshine

Construction is continuing at Sunshine to build a signal control centre required for the Metro Tunnel Project.

What you should be aware of

  • These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise. Dust mitigation methods will be in place on site
  • Increased truck and machinery movements around Hampshire and Derby roads, Sunshine
  • Traffic management will be in place, as required, to help manage construction vehicles, trucks and machinery movements to and from site
  • This site will be used as a site office and for storage of construction materials and equipment.

For further details, see the Sunshine control centre notification (PDF, 192.5 KB). This notice is also available in Vietnamese (PDF, 132.7 KB).

Ongoing

Ashley Street and Cross Street

Construction site compounds have been established at the following locations:

  • Ashley Street, Braybrook
  • Cross Street, Footscray

These sites will be used throughout Metro Tunnel construction for the delivery, storage and assembly of materials, worker amenities and construction vehicle parking. In addition to normal construction hours, these sites will be used to support out of hours works as required.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).

Ongoing

West Footscray station

Major construction is continuing along the Sunbury rail corridor in preparation for the Metro Tunnel. We will soon commence installation of a new stormwater drainage pit that will service the new platform and track at West Footscray station.

These works will occur:

  • Monday 10 February to Tuesday 3 March.
  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and low levels of vibration.

For further details, see the West Footscray drainage works update (PDF, 870.9 KB).


Out of hours works performing critical repairs and new lift shaft construction will be occurring at West Footscray Station from November until mid-December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 11pm to 6am, Saturday to Sundays from 9 November.

These works are expected to create low to medium levels of noise.

Where possible, generator-powered lighting towers will be positioned so they face away from residential properties.

For further details, see the Sunbury line November construction update (PDF, 2.6 MB).


Formation of the new platform is now complete and works on the canopy have commenced. Canopy works include installation of a steel structure including roofing, gutters, cladding and supporting services. Once canopy works are complete in late November, we will commence finishing works on the platform, including asphalting and installation of bins, seating, tactiles and fencing.

These works will occur:

  • 24/7, ongoing until March 2020.

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and low levels of vibration.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).


Construction of the new concourse's flooring, walls and roofing has commenced. This involves installation of structural steel, concrete slabs, supporting services and internal and external cladding. This concourse construction will occur from August to November 2019.


These works will occur:

  • Normal construction hours, until March 2020
  • 11pm Saturdays to 6am Sundays, in January and February.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise and low levels of vibration.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).


Additional drainage connections are required between West Footscray and Tottenham stations to complete the new infrastructure system within the rail corridor. These works will occur at the West Footscray station site from October until late December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 21 October to late December.

These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise and vibration, with periods of high noise during rock breaking and trench digging.

For further details, see the October works notification (PDF, 3.0 MB).


Further, various site establishment works will be occurring throughout 2019 at West Footscray station to build a new passenger platform and an additional track.

Up to 40 parking spaces at West Footscray station will be occupied from early 2019 for laydown of construction materials and a crane for delivery of materials into the works zone.

From early March temporary fencing and wooden hoarding will be installed around the perimeter of the car park on Cross Street and a project site compound will be established.

Widening an existing driveway and establishing a new driveway on Cross Street, as well as restricting access to cyclist and pedestrian ramps around the station.

From mid-April construction machinery will be delivered to the site across from Cross Street.

For further details on the site establishment works at West Footscray Station see the works notification (PDF, 2.1 MB).

DateNotice
11 Mar 2020 Irving Street Footscray, out of hours works notification, March 2020.pdf (PDF, 995.7 KB)
02 Mar 2020 Sunbury line out of hours work notification, March 2020 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
21 Feb 2020 Sunbury line, construction update, February 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
21 Feb 2020 Sunbury line, Raileigh Street, February 2020 (PDF, 812.7 KB)
18 Feb 2020 Leunig Place Footscray, out of hour works notification, February 2020 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
04 Feb 2020 West Footscray drainage works update, February 2020 (PDF, 870.9 KB)
04 Feb 2020 Victoria St Footscray traffic changes update, February 2020 (PDF, 114.3 KB)
04 Feb 2020 Short St Footscray update, February 2020 (PDF, 811.7 KB)
31 Jan 2020 Sunshine control centre construction, January to September (PDF, 192.5 KB)
20 Nov 2019 Sunbury line construction update, November 2019 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
15 Oct 2019 Sunbury line construction update, October 2019 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
25 Sep 2019 Footscray out of hours concrete works, September 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
13 Sep 2019 Leunig Place, Footscray work notification, September October 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
12 Sep 2019 Footscray construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
12 Sep 2019 Middle Footscray construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
12 Sep 2019 Tottenham construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
12 Sep 2019 West Footscray construction update, September 2019 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
11 Sep 2019 Sunshine Rd West Footscray traffic changes, September 2019 (PDF, 219.6 KB)
06 Sep 2019 Sunbury line, Raleigh Street Footscray works notification, September 2019 (PDF, 880.8 KB)
06 Sep 2019 Sunbury line, Tottenham works notification, September 2019 (PDF, 182.6 KB)
23 Aug 2019 Sunbury line, Sunshine site establishment works, August 2019 (PDF, 173.6 KB)
13 Aug 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, August 2019 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
05 Aug 2019 Sunbury line construction update, August 2019 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
08 Jul 2019 Sunbury line construction update, July 2019 (PDF, 2.6 MB)
24 Jun 2019 Sunbury line, Tottenham to West Footscray out of hours works, June 2019 (PDF, 190.5 KB)
18 Jun 2019 Sunbury line construction update, June to July 2019.PDF (PDF, 3.4 MB)
13 Jun 2019 Middle Footscray Site Establishment, June 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
12 Jun 2019 Sunbury line, Buckley Street site establishment works, June 2019 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
31 May 2019 West Footscray drainage installation, June 2019 (PDF, 655.8 KB)
31 May 2019 Sunbury line, Tottenham rail track upgrade, June 2019 (PDF, 182.6 KB)
24 May 2019 West Footscray, Rupert Street site establishment works, May 2019 (PDF, 189.7 KB)
16 May 2019 Sunbury line construction update, May 2019 (PDF, 2.4 MB)
25 Jan 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, February 2019 (PDF, 627.2 KB)
25 Jan 2019 West Footscray, Leunig Place works, February 2019 (PDF, 850.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Totenham Station, Ashley Street works, January 2019 (PDF, 185.4 KB)
08 Jan 2019 Sunbury line, Sunshine out of hours works, January 2019 (PDF, 797.3 KB)
08 Jan 2019 West Footscray, Leunig Place works, January 2019 (PDF, 638.6 KB)
22 Nov 2018 Tottenham station car park works, November 2018 (PDF, 186.3 KB)
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