Victoria’s Big Build is continuing in earnest, with works continuing all over the state.
Melbourne’s east and south east
Crews are building new rail bridges at Manchester Road in Mooroolbark and Maroondah Highway in Lilydale as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project. New stations are also being built at Lilydale and Mooroolbark, with both stations due to open in late October.
Level crossing removal work will also continue on the Pakenham, Frankston and Cranbourne lines.
Melbourne’s tram network transformation to deliver safer and more comfortable journeys will continue in the east, with the replacement of tram tracks, poles and overhead wiring along High Street in Kew.
The Sunbury Line Upgrade and West Gate Tunnel Project will progress over the next few months. Buses will replace trains on the Sunbury Line and ramp closures will take place on the West Gate Freeway as crews continue work to add extra lanes.
Work to remove the level crossing at Ferguson Street in Williamstown will ramp up, with the rail line being lowered under the road and crews building the new North Williamstown Station.
The Metro Tunnel Project has completed all major tunnelling and work to build the new underground stations continues.
Crews will continue building new lifts, stairs and ramps to connect to the pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station, as part of the Geelong Line Upgrade.
Work is underway on Stage 2 of the Shepparton Line Upgrade, which is delivering the infrastructure required to enable modern and reliable VLocity trains to travel to and from Shepparton for the first time.
Additional upgrades along the regional network will continue, specifically work along the Echuca and Warrnambool lines as part of the Regional Rail Revival and the Bendigo and Ballarat lines as part of the Metro Tunnel Project and Sunbury Line Upgrade.