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Metro Tunnel

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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What's happening

November to December 2020

Caulfield to Clayton

Public access to the Djerring Trail shared user path between Caulfield and Clayton stations will be intermittently restricted during November and December to facilitate installation of High Capacity Signalling trackside equipment and signalling technology.

These works will occur:

17 November to 22 December

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • 7am to 6pm, Sunday 13 December.

27 November to 29 November 2020

  • 24 hours.

For further details, see the Caulfield to Clayton works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 153.6 KB).

November 2020

Huntingdale station

Non-destructive digging will occur overnight within the rail corridor near Huntingdale Station. This is to locate and identify underground services.

These works will occur:

  • 10pm Wednesday 25 November to 4am Thursday 26 November.

These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise. Lights will be directed away from residential areas.

For further details see the Huntingdale Station works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 145.8 KB).

November 2020, ongoing

Sandown Road, Springvale

Work is being undertaken at various locations along the Cranbourne/Pakenham line to prepare the rail corridor for implementation of High Capacity Signalling (HCS). HCS is the technology that will be installed in the Metro Tunnel and along sections of the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines to deliver more trains during peak periods.

Works will include installation of essential trackside equipment and signalling technology. To support testing related to these works, we are establishing a material and equipment storage site at the former Springvale substation at 18 Sandown Road, Springvale.

From 2 November, works will include excavation, earthworks, installation of barrier fencing and the use of heavy machinery and vehicles. The site will be used as a site office with worker amenities, as an access point into the rail corridor and for delivery and storage of construction materials and equipment. The site will continue to be used intermittently during Metro Tunnel construction.

From 9 November, eight trees within the site will be removed to enable the site to be built and accessed safely. An arborist and ecologist will inspect and supervise the works to ensure fauna is not impacted during the removal.The trees will be mulched and local reuse options are being explored.

These works will occur:

Construction site establishment

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

Construction site use

  • 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
  • 7am to 1pm, Saturdays
  • 24-hour access during most rail disruption periods from 2020.

Medium to high levels of noise are expected during site establishment. Machinery such as excavators, rollers and graders may cause some dust and vibration.

For further details, see:

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