Work is now underway on a stabling upgrade at NSW’s heritage-listed Albury Station to house new VLocity trains.
Construction company Downer has been appointed to deliver infrastructure upgrades at the border town station to support new VLocity trains for the North East Line.
The works at Albury Station stabling will include:
- upgrading signalling, communications and train control systems
- extending stabling tracks to house VLocity trains
- improved cleaning facilities
- new lighting, fencing, gates, CCTV and pathways.
These upgrades are required to house the new VLocity trains, which have different stabling requirements to the existing fleet.
VLocity trains will be able to operate between Albury and Melbourne before the stabling is complete.
To enable these works to take place, coaches will replace North East Line trains for select services from Monday 22 November until Sunday 19 December. Visit vline.com.au for more details.
Supporting infrastructure upgrades, including level crossing upgrades and modifications to stabling and maintenance facilities at South Dynon, are also being delivered to support the introduction of the new trains.
The first of the new VLocity trains began testing on the North East Line in September and will begin taking passengers later this year.
The upgrade to stabling at Albury Station is targeted for competition in early 2022.