Construction on the south eastern lines
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 Sandringham, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.
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Rail corridor between Hawksburn and Caulfield stations
As part of the Metro Tunnel works to construct the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra, we will be undertaking 24/7 rail works along the rail corridor. Works will involve installing cable conduits and maintenance works to service pits throughout the rail corridor between Hawksburn and Caulfield stations.
These works will occur:
Rail corridor works (24/7 works)
Parking removal on Luxton and Dandenong roads, Osment and Cheel streets
A temporary site shed will be set up on Luxton and Dandenong roads, Osment and Cheel streets, and the carpark near Malvern station to provide essential worker amenities while we complete works throughout the corridor.
These works are expected to produce medium levels of noise with some high level peaks.
Generator-powered lighting towers are required while we complete these works during the night. Where possible, lights will be positioned to face away from residential properties.
There will be traffic management and lane closures in place along Dandenong Road while we complete works on the rail corridor. Access to nearby businesses and residential properties will be maintained.
Please note these works will not impact train services.
For further details, see the Hawksburn to Caulfield stations 24/7 rail corridor works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 555.0 KB).
July to August 2020
Normanby Road, Caulfield
As part of the Metro Tunnel works to construct the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra, we will be installing retaining walls along Normanby Road. The retaining walls will be used to support cables and rail signals that will power the new trains.
These works will occur:
These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise, with some periods of high-level noise.
A lane closure will be required to safely distance local traffic from equipment while it is in use.
Some parking will temporarily be removed during this time to allow for two-way traffic on Normanby Road. Traffic management will be in place to manage this safely.