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Bacchus Marsh Station and Maddingley stabling facilities works

Major works are underway on the Bacchus Marsh Station upgrade.

The Ballarat line will be closed after the last service on Friday 7 December until the first service on Monday 17 December so that we can safely work within the rail corridor, day and night.

Continuous 24 hours works

12:01 am Saturday 8 December - 11.59pm Sunday 16 December 2018

During this rail line closure, we will undertake the following works in the rail corridor and station areas:

  • Major earthworks between Bacchus Marsh Station and Kerrs Road as part of the rail track duplication and stabling commissioning
  • Tree and vegetation removal where required between Bacchus Marsh Station and Kerrs Road
  • Bacchus Marsh Station piling works on the south side in preparation for the new platform and overpass
  • Earthworks between Bacchus Marsh Station and Fisken Street to prepare for the installation of new rail track.

Continuous works will be complete and regular train services will resume from the first service on Monday 17 December.

What to be aware of

  • Vehicles, machinery and workers near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Dust is expected to be generated while these works take place. Where necessary, water carts will be used for dust suppression
  • Lighting during continuous works – light will be directed away from residences where possible
  • Increase to noise may be experienced in certain areas, day and night.

Bacchus Marsh Station

Construction sites have been established on both sides of the station precinct.

Map showing the site establishment at Bacchus Marsh

What we are doing

North side

The construction zone around the turntable, includes:

  • Site shed, first aid room and toilets for construction staff
  • Construction car parking
  • Fencing to separate work zones from the platform and other public areas
  • Temporary pedestrian pathway changes for those accessing the station from the north east station car park
  • Temporary car park changes near the turntable.

South side

A larger site compound, on the south side of the station precinct in rail land, will include:

  • Temporary site sheds, first aid room and toilets for construction staff
  • Construction car parking
  • Fencing around the site compound for security and safety.

Car parking and access changes

North side car parking

Car parking on the north side, around the turntable, will be closed off to the public while the station upgrade works are undertaken.

A temporary offset car park has been built to the west of the station, adjacent to the roundabout near the level crossing. There will be no reduction in car parking spaces due to these changes.

To minimise disruption to commuters, we will provide:

  • Alternative car parking spaces west of the station, adjacent to Parwan Road
  • Accessible parking will be relocated adjacent to the station building.

Pedestrian changes

North side

There will be temporary pedestrian pathway changes for those accessing the station from the north east station car park, including:

  • Closure of undercover walkway near the turntable. Pedestrians will be redirected to the path along Station Street
  • Platform access on the north side will only be from the station building and entrance near the coffee van.

South side

Access to the south side rail land will be closed to the public during construction.

Tree and vegetation removal

Tree and vegetation removal is required on the north side and south sides of the station precinct. All trees that are impacted by the station upgrade have been assessed by a qualified arborist.

There are four trees on the north side that need to be removed for car park modification and installation of the new overpass.

On the south side, multiple trees need to be removed for the new car park.

What to be aware of

  • Signage and way finding in the station precinct to help visitors with car parking and pedestrian changes
  • An increase in vehicles, machinery and construction workers within the station precinct
  • Traffic management at times may be required to move machinery and direct station visitors
  • An increase in general construction related noise around the station.

Traffic impacts

Kerrs Road level crossing closure, November 16 - December 16

Kerrs Road will be temporarily closed at the level crossing in Maddingley, between Bacchus Marsh - Balliang Road and Osborne Street.

A range of works are being undertaken at the Kerrs Road level crossing, including:

  • Duplication of the rail track
  • New road pavement on either side of the level crossing
  • Changing the location of the boom gates
  • Rail signalling and underground services works.

Signed detours will be in place:

  • South bound traffic from South or East Maddingley Road (along Kerrs Road) will be detoured at Osborne Street (north travel) and Gullines Road
  • Traffic from Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road will be detoured at Rowsley Station Road.

Traffic management will be in place for the safety of workers and the general public at the following level crossings as rail and construction machinery operate in the area:

  • Fisken Street
  • Parwan Road
  • Osborne Street
  • Kerrs Road (closure).

Track machines and test trains will continue to run along the rail tracks during the line closure, so always obey the warning signs at level crossings and take care around trains.

What to be aware of

  • Vehicles, machinery and workers near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Low levels of dust are expected to be generated. Where necessary, water carts will be used for dust suppression
  • No impacts to existing services to your property such as water and gas are expected.

All planned works are dependent on suitable weather and ground conditions. We will notify residents and businesses if there are any significant changes to the program.

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