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Bacchus Marsh Station upgrade

Works will continue throughout September on the new pedestrian overpass and car parking on both the north and south side of the station.

Northern car park

The construction zone in the northern car park will be expanded to the west to continue major construction on the station forecourt, bus bays, drop-off zones and car parking.

From Monday 16 September until late September, there will be a reduction in the number of parking spaces at the station.

Please consider how you travel to the station during this period, and use other options such as public transport, cycling or walking if possible.

There will be temporary accessible parking in the eastern car park, with an accessible path available to the station platform.

We’ll continue construction on the northern car park and bus bays until mid-November.

We’d like to thank station users for their patience while this work is underway. The temporary disruption to parking will allow us to fast-track completion of the car park works at Bacchus Marsh Station.

Southern car park

The new southern car park is nearing completion.

By the end of September, 155 car spaces will be available on the southern side of the station with access from Parwan Road.

Passengers can access the station building and platforms via the new pedestrian overpass. The overpass will have stairs and ramps on the southern side, and ramps on the northern side.

Work will continue to complete the station upgrade until late 2019.

Artist impression of Bacchus Marsh Station layout

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm throughout September

Bacchus Marsh Station

The following works will take place in the rail corridor from Fisken Street to Parwan Road and within the station precinct:

  • Rebuilding the northern car park, bus bays and station forecourt
  • Construction on the new pedestrian overpass, ramps, stairs, lifts and southern platform
  • South side car park construction including heavy rolling, asphalting, landscaping and line marking
  • South side car park lighting installation
  • Service relocation and proofing as required throughout the station precinct
  • Drainage improvement works as required throughout the station precinct.

Coffee Inashot will continue to be open for business on the western side of the station building.

We ask all station users to plan ahead and allow more time to locate a car park or to drop off and pick people up.

Between the station and Maddingley stabling

Works will continue in preparation to lay the second rail track including:

  • Drainage installation
  • Deliveries of materials such as ballast, sleepers and rail
  • Service relocation as required.

OUT-OF-HOURS WORKS AND DELIVERIES

Some works may be undertaken at night when trains aren’t running for the safety of our workers and to minimise disruption to passengers.

There may be other out of hours works and deliveries, including on Sundays, around the station building and car park to minimise impacts to station users.

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

Night works

Night works will be undertaken on:

  • Friday 13 September 2019
  • Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Saturday 28 September 2019
  • Sunday 29 September 2019

A small workforce will focus on completion works on the new pedestrian overpass, stairs, ramps and lifts. Most of the equipment used will be hand tools.

Rail machinery may be in operation between Fisken Street and Parwan Road, such as high rail equipment which allows work to be undertaken at height.

WHAT TO BE AWARE OF

  • Site deliveries and staff movements around the station precinct and site construction zones
  • Machinery and workers in car park areas, 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
  • Vibration may be felt during car park construction works due to machinery

No impacts to existing services to your property are expected from our project works.

TRAFFIC IMPACTS

Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits will be in place for the safety of workers and the public at the following locations:

  • Fisken Street
  • Station Street
  • Parwan Road (16 September contra flow traffic arrangement until late September)
  • Osborne Street
  • Kerrs Road.

MINIMISING IMPACTS

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.

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