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Metro Tunnel

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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TimingWhere

What's happening

September to November 2019

Sunshine Road, West Footscray

To enable the installation of signalling and power cabling in the rail corridor between Tottenham and West Footscray stations, temporary lane closures will be in place along sections of Sunshine Road from September to November 2019.

These works will occur:

  • Stage One: 23 September to 25 October.
  • Stage Two: 26 October to 15 November.

Traffic controllers will be present at times to assist construction vehicle access, pedestrian and cyclist movements around the area safely.

For further details, see the Sunshine Road, West Footscray works notification (PDF, 219.6 KB).

Ongoing

Buckley Street, Footscray

To support works along the Sunbury rail line, a temporary construction site will be established on a vacant lot at 96-104 Buckley Street, Footscray until early 2020.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays.

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

For further details, see the Buckley Street works notification (PDF, 1.6 MB).

Ongoing

Rupert Street, Ashley Street and Cross Street.

Construction site compounds have been established at the following locations:

  • Rupert Street, West Footscray
  • 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

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, from August until late 2019.

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 November.
  • 11pm Saturdays to 6am Sundays.

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).


Works to install communications and power services along the rail corridor between Tottenham and West Footscray stations are continuing. These works will occur on an ongoing basis until November 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 24 hours, 7 days a week, until 15 November 2019.

These works are expected to create medium levels of noise and vibration, with periods of high noise if any rock is encountered.

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


Works to strengthen the pedestrian overpass will occur from August to December 2019.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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

For further details, see the August works notification (PDF, 1.7 MB).


A concrete retaining wall will be built to prevent crushed rock beneath track spilling under the new platform and holding down bolts installed to connect piles to the new platform’s structural steel frame.

These works will occur:

  • 7am to 10pm, Monday to Friday.
  • 7am Saturday to 7:30am Sunday.

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

Lighting tours are required during nightworks. Where possible, they will be positioned away from residential properties.

For further details, see the July works notification (PDF, 2.6 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
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 (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)
23 Apr 2019 West Footscray piling works, April 2019 (PDF, 195.3 KB)
23 Apr 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, April 2019 (PDF, 193.5 KB)
03 Apr 2019 West Footscray site establishment works, February 2019 (PDF, 2.1 MB)
22 Mar 2019 West Footscray installation works, March 2019 (PDF, 179.8 KB)
14 Mar 2019 West Footscray out of hours works, March 2019 (PDF, 185.3 KB)
05 Mar 2019 West Footscray, Raleigh Street temporary car park relocation, March 2019 (PDF, 669.2 KB)
08 Feb 2019 Buses replacing trains notification West Footscray, February 2019 (PDF, 619.9 KB)
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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