Skip to main content

☰ Menu

Bacchus Marsh Station and Maddingley stabling facilities works

Coaches will replace trains on the Ballarat line from Monday 24 June until Sunday 7 July. Trains will resume from the first service on Monday 8 July 2019.

During this period, we’ll be carrying out major works along the Ballarat line, including construction at Bacchus Marsh Station and building track between the station and new stabling at Maddingley.

For more information about V/Line coach replacement services, please contact Public Transport Victoria: 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily – all night Friday and Saturday) or visit

Northern car park changes

From Monday 24 June, we’ll need to close sections of the car park at Bacchus Marsh Station so we can start major construction on the station forecourt and rebuild the car park to include improved footpaths, bus bays, drop off zones and parking.

From this time until late 2019 we will:

  • Extend the construction zone in the northern car park
  • Close some vehicle access points from Station Street into the car park
  • Continue to provide accessible parking as close as possible to the station building
  • Temporarily relocate bus bays to Station Street, near the historic turntable
  • Put temporary pedestrian paths in place so passengers can safely access the station
  • Create a temporary alternative car park between the existing eastern car park and the rail line
  • Relocate the bike parkiteer, which will be closed temporarily for one week, please monitor on site signage.

We will program these works to minimise the impacts to car parks, pedestrians and cyclists.

We ask all station users to plan ahead and allow more time to locate a car park. We would also ask station users to walk or cycle to the station as alternative means.

Please be aware of changed traffic arrangements, which will be advised by signage, including electronic messaging, in the lead up to these changes commencing.

Updated design for new car park - south side

The new car park on the southern side of the station is currently under construction, and when complete will increase car parking at the station by 100 spaces.

Following feedback by the community regarding road safety on Parwan Road, the car park will now have a single entry point and exit point adjacent to Mitchem Street, including turning lanes and pedestrian access from Parwan Road.

This means there will be less conflict between vehicles entering and exiting the station and those travelling on Parwan Road, or turning from East Maddingley Road and Love Close.

Artist impression of Bacchus Marsh Station layout

What we are doing

Continuous 24-hours works - 12.01am Monday 24 June – 11.59pm Sunday 7 July

While coaches replace trains, we will undertake the following works:

Bacchus Marsh Station

  • Installation of the new pedestrian overpass
  • Southern platform and car park construction works, such as concrete pours and backfilling
  • Tree removal from the north side car park and along the rail corridor
  • Service relocation and drainage works in the north side car park
  • Temporary car park establishment on the north side, near the turntable
  • Bus bays temporarily relocated to Station Street.

Between the station and Maddingley stabling

  • Level crossing works at Kerrs Road to install new track
  • Installation of new rail track along the line.

June - August 2019, 7am-6pm Monday to Saturday

We will continue work on the station upgrade and rail duplication, including:

  • Rebuilding the northern car park and bus bays near the station building
  • Overpass construction works including building ramps, stairs and lifts
  • Installation of new station services including lights, CCTV, and myki equipment
  • Paving of the northern and southern forecourts and entrances
  • Station fit out including cladding, landscaping, line marking of floor surfaces, bench seating, signage and handrails
  • Construction works associated with new rail track along the rail corridor between the station and Maddingley stabling.


During this period, some work activities and deliveries may be undertaken out of hours.

For disruptive works, directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified in advance.

What to be aware of

  • Vehicles, machinery and workers near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Dust generation. 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, day and night
  • Vibrations may be felt during car park construction works due to machinery
  • Cutting and welding of rail track
  • No impacts to existing services to your property are expected from our project works.

Minimising impacts

Where possible we will minimise disruption to residents in the following ways:

  • Using broadband reversing alarms on mobile machinery that are quieter than reversing ‘beepers’
  • Using noise-reduced equipment
  • Scheduling noisy works during normal working hours where possible
  • Directing lighting away from residences where possible
  • Using machinery on lower vibration settings near residential property.

We will notify residents and businesses if there are any significant changes to the program.

All planned works are dependent on suitable weather and ground conditions.


Kerrs Road level crossing

From Friday 21 June to Sunday 7 July, Kerrs Road level crossing will be closed to through traffic to allow new rail track to be installed.

The following will be in place:

  • Southbound 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.

Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits

Traffic management and reduced speed limits will be in place for the safety of workers and public at the following locations:

  • Fisken Street
  • Parwan Road
  • Station Street
  • Grant Street
  • Osborne Street.

Track machines and test trains will continue to run along the rail tracks during this time, so always obey the warning signs at level crossings.

Download notification

Download the June 2019 works notification PDF, 534.9 KB
Download the 24 June to 7 July notification PDF, 1.1 MB