Bacchus Marsh Station and Maddingley stabling facilities works
In late March and early April, we undertook works at Bacchus Marsh Station and in the rail corridor, including commissioning of the Maddingley stabling. Throughout April, works will continue to upgrade the station and build the second rail track.
What we are doing
Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm throughout April
Bacchus Marsh Station
During normal working hours, we will be undertaking the following works in the rail corridor from Fisken Street to Parwan Road and within the station precinct:
- Construction activities to support the new pedestrian overpass, ramps and stairs
- Earthworks in preparation for the new car park on the south side
- Removal and reinstatement of rail track which includes loading of new ballast and rail tampering
- Tree and vegetation removal will occur as needed on the north side for car park works
- Service relocation as required throughout the station precinct.
Track duplication between Bacchus Marsh Station and Maddingley stabling:
In late March, significant earthworks were undertaken in the rail corridor in preparation for the second rail track.
In April, works activities will continue and include:
- Service relocation as required to install conduits so vital rail signalling services remain operational throughout our works
- New drainage to be installed in areas along the rail corridor
- New track preparation such as ballast and sleepers being delivered for storage on site
- Tree and vegetation removal as required.
The new Maddingley stabling, located south of Kerrs Road, has been commissioned, with trains now operating.
Out-of-hours works and deliveries
Some work activities and deliveries may be undertaken out of hours at work sites.
For disruptive works, directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified in advance.
What to be aware of
- Site deliveries and staff movements around the station precinct and site construction zones
- 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
- Increased noise around the station precinct and rail corridor
- No impacts to existing services to your property are expected from our project works.
Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits
Traffic management will be in place for the safety of workers and the general public at the following level crossings and roads as rail and construction machinery operate in the area:
- Fisken Street level crossing
- Station Street
- Parwan Road level crossing
- Osborne Street level crossing
- Kerrs Road level crossing.
Where possible we will minimise disruption to residents in the following ways:
- Scheduling noisy works during normal working hours where possible
- Using broadband reversing alarms on mobile machinery that are quieter than reversing ‘beepers’
- Using noise-reduced equipment.
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.