Over the last week, the Victorian Government has announced $530 million in Hurstbridge Line Duplication contracts.
The project will be delivered by a joint alliance between Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP and Metro Trains Melbourne.
The Hurstbridge Line Duplication is part of the $18 billion investment in dozens of transport projects in Melbourne’s northeastern suburbs. This major rail project is expected to generate up to 1500 jobs during peak construction.
Contract Scope and Designs
This multi-million-dollar contract includes duplication of 3 kilometres of track between Greensborough and Montmorency. Another 1.5 kilometres of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen will also undergo duplication.
This major project aims to improve reliability and allow trains to run every 7 minutes from Greensborough and every 10 minutes from Montmorency and Eltham during the morning peak.
Designs have also been revealed for the two new stations at Greensborough and Montmorency, including vegetation, landscaping, improved parking and connectivity to the local community.
The landscaping designs include 1,900 trees and 37,500 shrubs to be planted at the stations and along the rail track. Further designs also include solar panels, rainwater tanks and LED lighting.
About the Hurstbridge Line Duplication
Stage one of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade was already completed in 2018. The first stage included a completely new station at Rosanna and removing two level crossings at Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna.
The current stage of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will include:
- Building new stations at Greensborough and Montmorency.
- Duplicating 3km of track between Greensborough and Montmorency.
- Duplicating 1.5km of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.
- Creating a new pedestrian connection behind Diamond Valley College.
- Upgrading Platform 2 at Diamond Creek Station.
Construction for stage two of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade is expected to be completed in 2022.
Source: Big Build Victoria
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