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Construction on the Sunbury line

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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 Sunbury line.

This page outlines details works being undertaken as part of the Metro Tunnel project.

Further works are being undertaken along this corridor as part of Sunbury Line Upgrade. Visit the Rail Projects Victoria website to view Sunbury Line Upgrade work notifications.

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TimingWhere

What's happening

January to September 2020

Derby Road, Sunshine

Construction is continuing at Sunshine to build a signal control centre required for the Metro Tunnel Project.

What you should be aware of

  • These works are expected to generate medium levels of noise. Dust mitigation methods will be in place on site
  • Increased truck and machinery movements around Hampshire and Derby roads, Sunshine
  • Traffic management will be in place, as required, to help manage construction vehicles, trucks and machinery movements to and from site
  • This site will be used as a site office and for storage of construction materials and equipment.

For further details, see the Sunshine control centre notification (PDF, 192.5 KB). This notice is also available in Vietnamese (PDF, 132.7 KB).

Ongoing until July 2020

Rail corridor between Footscray and Tottenham stations

Works will take place to install new track and supporting drainage in the rail corridor between Footscray and Tottenham stations. This track will facilitate operation of the new platform and turnback at West Footscray station.

These works will occur:

  • In addition to normal construction hours, out of hours works will be required from 9pm, Friday 26 June to 6am, Monday 6 July 2020.

These works are expected to create medium levels of noise and vibration, with periods of high noise during tamping activities.

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF).

Ongoing until July 2020

Rail corridor between West Footscray and Tottenham stations

Works will take place to feed wire into lighting poles that have been constructed to service the new track between West Footscray and Tottenham stations.

These works will occur:

  • In addition to normal construction hours, out of hours works will occur from 9pm, Friday 26 June to 6am, Monday 6 July.

These works are expected to create minimal levels of noise.

For further details, see the Sunbury Line Upgrade June construction update (PDF).

Ongoing until August 2020

Rail corridor between West Footscray and the Maribyrnong River

Works are continuing to install communications and power services along the rail corridor between the Maribyrnong River and Tottenham station.

These works will occur:

  • In addition to normal construction hours, out of hours works will be required from 9pm, Friday 26 June to 6am, Monday 6 July 2020.

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

For further details, see the Sunbury Line Upgrade June construction update (PDF).

Ongoing

West Footscray station

Works are underway to construct a train driver’s walkway that will allow drivers and staff to move safely from trains to the platform when trains are parked away from the platform.

These works will occur:

  • In addition to normal construction hours, out of hours works will be required from 9pm, Friday 26 June to 6am, Monday 6 July 2020.

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

For further details, see the June construction update (PDF).

DateNotice
09 Sep 2020 Service installation, Footscray, September to October 2020 (PDF, 1.4 MB)
28 Aug 2020 Temporary car park closures, West Footscray, 2020 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
28 Jul 2020 Sunshine Signal Control Centre works notification, August to December 2020 (PDF, 182.7 KB)
09 Jul 2020 Site handover, West Footscray, July 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
12 Jun 2020 Sunbury Line Upgrade construction update (including Metro Tunnel Project works) - June 2020 (PDF, 1.5 MB)
29 May 2020 Sunbury Line, West Footscray station car park closures notification, June 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
05 May 2020 Sunbury Line construction update, May 2020 (PDF, 1.6 MB)
17 Apr 2020 Sunbury Middle Footscray Station works notification, April 2020 (PDF, 149.6 KB)
15 Apr 2020 Sunbury, West Footscray works notification, April 2020 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
21 Feb 2020 Sunbury line, Raileigh Street, February 2020 (PDF, 812.7 KB)
31 Jan 2020 Sunshine control centre construction, January to September (PDF, 192.5 KB)
23 Aug 2019 Sunbury line, Sunshine site establishment works, August 2019 (PDF, 173.6 KB)
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)
24 May 2019 West Footscray, Rupert Street site establishment works, May 2019 (PDF, 189.7 KB)
17 Jan 2019 Totenham Station, Ashley Street works, January 2019 (PDF, 185.4 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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