Construction on the Sunbury line
Work is now underway to support construction of a new platform at West Footscray station.
We are also undertaking site and service investigations along the Sunbury line to help inform detailed planning and design.
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Geotechnical testing involving a drill rig to investigate the ground conditions will take place from 9pm, Saturday 19 January to 4am, Monday 21 January.
To undertake these works safely, they need to be performed when trains are not operating. Works will be undertaken 24 hours during this period. The works are expected to generate periods of medium level noise.
Construction vehicles will be accessing the rail corridor next to Derby Road.
So the 24 hour works can take place safely, buses will replace trains from 9pm, Saturday 19 January until the first service Monday 21 January on the following lines:
For more information, see the Sunshine station works notification (PDF, 797.3 KB).
From 19 January 2019
To facilitate safe access into the rail corridor for specialised vehicles, a temporary rail access site will be constructed on a vacant block of land at Leunig Place, Footscray.
Accessing the rail corridor from Leunig Place allows the project team to access the Sunbury line without impacting other metropolitan, regional and freight services. This access site will be used throughout the project to deliver materials and machinery into the rail corridor so we can do work when trains aren’t operating.
Site preparation works will take place from 7pm, Saturday 19 January to 4am, Monday 21 January. This will include placing crushed rock and ballast to create an access ramp (rail corridor side). Due to the proximity of works to the rail corridor, work needs to be undertaken when trains are not running.
Site clearing and construction will take place from 1 February to 23 February. This work includes:
For more information, see the Leunig Place works notification ( PDF, 638.6 KB).
Footscray and West Footscray
Works are required in the rail corridor between Footscray and Tottenham stations to identify the location of underground services and prepare the area to build a new platform and track at West Footscray station:
For more information, see the January out of hours notification (PDF, 1.6 MB).
26 November to late December 2018
Tottenham Station car park
A temporary car park will be constructed adjacent to the Tottenham station car park on Rupert Street to provide up to 40 car parking spaces while works are underway at West Footscray station.
For more information, see the Tottenham works notification (PDF, 186.3 KB)
West Footscray Station
To enable construction of the new station platform, 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.