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Ballan Station and passing loop works

We are upgrading Ballan Station as well as building a new passing loop generally to the south of the existing rail line between Ingliston Road and Old Melbourne Road.

Ballan Station and passing loop

Ballan station passing loop layout

What we are doing

In March we will continue working to upgrade Ballan Station.

We will also be continuing major works on the 4.5km passing loop that runs from the level crossing at Ingliston Road, through the south side of Ballan Station and out to near the Bostock Reservoir.

Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm throughout March

We will be undertaking the following works in the rail corridor and station areas:

  • Construction activities to support the new pedestrian overpass, ramps and stairs
  • Earthworks and underground cabling works along various sections of the rail corridor
  • Drainage works for the new rail track and Stead Street underpass
  • Ballast delivery and track construction west of Geelong-Ballan Road

Out-of-hours works and deliveries

Continuous 24 hours works: 9pm Friday 22 March – 11.59pm Sunday 31 March

We will be closing the Ballarat Line at 9pm on Friday 22 March so we can safely undertake works on the tracks and within the rail corridor and station areas.

Continuous works will be complete and regular train services will resume from the first service on Monday 1 April.

These works are expected to generate low to medium levels of noise and there will be additional lighting in place. Light will be directed away from residences.

Residents living near areas where after hours works occur 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 overnight works – light will be directed away from residences where possible
  • Increased noise in certain areas, day and night
  • 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.

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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