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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 required on the Sandringham, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

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TimingWhere What's happening

September to November 2021

Caulfield to Sandown Park

Construction continues on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines between Caulfield station and Sandown Park station, to install next-generation High Capacity Signalling trackside equipment and signalling technology as part of the Metro Tunnel.

These works will occur:

Day works, 1 September to 12 November

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

Night works (7pm to 5am)

  • Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September
  • Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October
  • Sunday 3 October to Thursday 7 October
  • Sunday 10 October to Thursday 14 October
  • Sunday 17 October to Thursday 21 October
  • Sunday 24 October to Thursday 28 October
  • Sunday 31 October to Friday 5 November
  • Monday 8 November to Friday 12 November

There will be some additional activities taking place in the rail corridor between South Yarra and Dandenong throughout this time. These works will be unintrusive and will not impact on the community.

Buses will replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines between Caulfield and Westall from 8.40pm to last service each night, from:

  • Monday 27 September to Thursday 1 October
  • Sunday 31 October to Thursday 4 November
  • Sunday 7 November to Thursday 11 November

To stay up to date with bus replacement timetables and to plan your journey, visit Public Transport Victoria.

For more information, see Caulfield to Sandown Park works notification, September to November 2021 (PDF, 553.0 KB). Please note the updated dates for the temporary overnight closure of Lindsay Williams Crossing at Springvale station, listed at the top of this table.

October 2021

Normanby Road, Caulfield

Works to install the relocatable equipment building (REB) at Normanby Road have been rescheduled to commence overnight on Wednesday 13 October.

These works will occur:

Temporary partial road closure and parking removal on Normanby Road

  • 7am Wednesday 13 October to 7am Thursday 14 October

Delivering and installing the REB

  • Between 10pm Wednesday 13 October and 5am Thursday 14 October

The temporary parking and road closure of Normanby Road will take place where the crane will be set up, between Smith and Station streets.

Detours will be in place. Traffic management will be in place at all times to facilitate local traffic movement and pedestrian access along Normanby Road.

October 2021

Lindsay Williams Crossing, Springvale

Works to install the new cabling will involve trenching, boring, digging, concrete sawing, excavation and material deliveries.

These works will occur:

Temporary overnight closure of Lindsay Williams Crossing

  • 7pm to 5am nightly, Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 October 2021

Detours will be in place.

DateNotice
15 Oct 2021 Malvern, relocatable equipment building works, October to November 2021 (PDF, 555.9 KB)
15 Oct 2021 Toorak, temporary partial closure of Edward Street, October 2021.pdf (PDF, 177.1 KB)
15 Oct 2021 Armadale, 24-hour rail works and temporary parking closure on Cheel Street, October 2021.pdf (PDF, 362.9 KB)
15 Oct 2021 Armadale, 24-hour rail works and temporary parking closure on Beatty Avenue, October 2021 (PDF, 344.3 KB)
15 Oct 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, 24-hour rail corridor works, October 2021.pdf (PDF, 750.8 KB)
15 Oct 2021 Cremorne, 24-hour rail works, October 2021 (PDF, 518.1 KB)
07 Oct 2021 Springvale, Lindsay Williams Closure, October 2021 (PDF, 98.8 KB)
05 Oct 2021 Armadale, relocatable equipment building works, October 2021 (PDF, 340.3 KB)
05 Oct 2021 Malvern, relocatable equipment building works, October 2021 (PDF, 262.4 KB)
05 Oct 2021 Caulfield, temporary partial closure of Normanby Road, October 2021.pdf (PDF, 114.0 KB)
05 Oct 2021 Caulfield, temporary single lane closure of Queens Avenue, October 2021 (PDF, 246.1 KB)
07 Sep 2021 Caulfield, temporary single lane closure of Queens Avenue, September 2021 (PDF, 247.1 KB)
07 Sep 2021 Caulfield, temporary partial road closure of Normanby Road, September 2021 (PDF, 115.0 KB)
02 Sep 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, out of hours works, September 2021.pdf (PDF, 172.8 KB)
20 Aug 2021 Caulfield to Sandown Park, construction activity work notification, September to November 2021 (PDF, 553.0 KB)
06 Aug 2021 Cremorne, 24 hour rail works, August 2021 (PDF, 515.9 KB)
30 Jul 2021 Armadale, underground service investigations, August 2021 (PDF, 163.6 KB)
14 Jul 2021 South Yarra, out of hours works and temporary parking removal, July 2021 (PDF, 75.4 KB)
14 Jul 2021 South Yarra to Caulfield, 24 hour rail works, July 2021 (PDF, 743.0 KB)
14 Jul 2021 Toorak, temporary partial road closure, July 2021 (PDF, 177.6 KB)
14 Jul 2021 Carnegie to Clayton, out of hours works notification, August 2021 (PDF, 541.1 KB)
07 Jul 2021 Caulfield, relocatable equipment building works notification, July to August 2021 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
07 Jul 2021 Malvern, building delivery works notification, July 2021 (PDF, 53.0 KB)
07 Jul 2021 Caulfield, relocatable equipment building preparation works, July 2021 (PDF, 111.4 KB)
05 Jul 2021 Caulfield, relocatable equipment building works notification, July 2021 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
28 Jun 2021 Malvern, overnight delivery works notification, July 2021 (PDF, 107.8 KB)
18 Jun 2021 Caulfield to Sandown, shared user path closure and out of hours works notification, July to August 2021 (PDF, 538.5 KB)
18 Jun 2021 Caulfield, relocatable equipment building installation works notification, June to August 2021 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
17 Jun 2021 Armadale, drainage investigation works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 205.2 KB)
11 Jun 2021 Armadale, temporary partial road closure, June 2021 (PDF, 54.3 KB)
11 Jun 2021 Caulfield Station, extended construction works schedule, June 2021 (PDF, 111.1 KB)
11 Jun 2021 Caulfield to Sandown, shared user path closure, July to August 2021 (PDF, 534.1 KB)
10 Jun 2021 Westall Station, out of hours works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 528.8 KB)
03 Jun 2021 Armadale, drainage investigation works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 205.7 KB)
31 May 2021 Caulfield Station, extended construction schedule works notification, June 2021 (PDF, 109.2 KB)
24 May 2021 South Yarra, temporary single lane closure, May to June 2021 (PDF, 74.4 KB)
17 May 2021 Toorak, geotechnical investigation works, May 2021 (PDF, 287.9 KB)
12 May 2021 Caulfield Station, 24 hour rail works, May 2021 (PDF, 112.3 KB)
14 Apr 2021 Caulfield to Sandown Park works notification, May to June 2021 (PDF, 537.8 KB)
24 Feb 2021 Malvern to Caulfield, Relocatable equipment building works, March-April 2021 (PDF, 110.5 KB)
23 Feb 2021 Caulfield to Sandown Park, Shared user path closure, March-April 2021 (PDF, 543.0 KB)
11 Jan 2021 Malvern works notification, January to February 2021 (PDF, 973.2 KB)
23 Dec 2020 Caulfield to Sandown Park works notification, January to February 2021 (PDF, 230.3 KB)
07 Dec 2020 Clayton to Springvale works notification, December 2020 (PDF, 145.6 KB)
17 Nov 2020 Huntingdale works notification, November 2020.pdf (PDF, 145.8 KB)
04 Nov 2020 Caulfield to Clayton works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 153.6 KB)
04 Nov 2020 Springvale Tree Removal notification, November 2020 (PDF, 145.7 KB)
27 Oct 2020 Springvale works notification, November 2020 (PDF, 156.3 KB)
27 Aug 2020 Williams Road to Caulfield station 24/7 rail corridor works, September 2020 (PDF, 724.7 KB)
17 Aug 2020 Williams Road to Caulfield 24/7 rail corridor works notification, August to September 2020 (PDF, 727.7 KB)
10 Aug 2020 Hawksburn to Caulfield 24/7 rail corridor works notification, August 2020 (PDF, 555.0 KB)
06 Jul 2020 Normanby Road, Caulfield retaining wall installation works notification, July to August 2020 (PDF, 3.3 MB)
07 Apr 2020 Caulfield works notification, April 2020 (PDF, 181.8 KB)
31 Jan 2020 Nar Nar Goon site establishment, February to March 2020 (PDF, 117.8 KB)
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