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Caroline Springs to Melton

Throughout June, works will continue to construct the new Cobblebank Station and rebuild Rockbank Station.

Caroline Springs to Melton works map

What we are doing

Monday to Saturday 7am – 6pm throughout June

The following work will take place in the rail corridor and station areas:

  • Construction at Cobblebank and Rockbank stations including work on the new platforms, overpasses and car parks
  • Site establishment on rail land adjacent to Brooklyn Road, opposite Hazel Street
  • Service installation in the Melton Station car park
  • Earthworks and drainage work along various sections of the rail corridor
  • Underground service installation south of the Coburns Road level crossing
  • Works at Toolern Creek bridge including reinstatement of the public reserve.

BALLARAT LINE CLOSURE - 24 JUNE TO 7 JULY

24-hour works - 12:01am Monday 24 June - 11.59pm Sunday 7 July

Coaches will replace trains between Wendouree, Ballarat and Southern Cross stations so that we can safely work within the rail corridor.

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

During this period, we’ll be carrying out major works along the Ballarat line, including at Rockbank and Cobblebank stations, on level crossings, and track within the Melton Station precinct.

What we are doing

Continuous 24-hour works - 12:01am Monday 24 June - 11.59pm Sunday 7 July

While coaches replace trains, we will undertake the following works in the rail corridor and station areas:

  • Construction works at Rockbank Station including demolition of the existing platforms and building new platforms
  • Construction works at Cobblebank Station
  • Level crossing works at Coburns Road, Melton and Leakes Road, Rockbank to install new rail track
  • Earthworks and rail track installation including within the Melton Station precinct
  • Underground service installation within the Melton Station car park
  • Vegetation removal between Leakes Road and Paynes Road
  • Removal of safety fencing.

Train services will resume on the Ballarat line on Monday 8 July.

What to be aware of

  • Site deliveries and staff movements around the station precincts and site construction zones
  • Vehicles, machinery and workers near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Low levels of dust. 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 some areas, day and night
  • Cutting and welding of rail track
  • No impacts to existing services at your property are expected.

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.

Traffic impacts

Coburns Road level crossing closure

Coburns Road level crossing will be closed from Wednesday 26 June until Sunday 30 June.

The following detours will be in place:

  • Northbound traffic: detour via Staughton Street and Exford Road
  • Southbound traffic: detour via Brooklyn Road and Exford Road
  • Pedestrians: detour via Melton Station underpass.

Please allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.

Bus routes

Bus routes 453, 457 and 459 will be impacted by this closure. To minimise impacts to passengers, a shuttle bus service will service selected stops on Coburns Road, and terminate at Melton Station. Regular routes 453, 457 and 459 can be boarded there.

For more information on these changes, call 1800 800 007 or visit the PTV website.

Leakes Road level crossing closure

The Leakes Road level crossing will be closed from Sunday 30 June until Tuesday 2 July to rebuild the track through this section.

The following detours will be in place:

  • City-bound traffic: Detour via Greigs Road and Hopkins Road
  • Melton-bound traffic: Detour via Greigs Road and Mt Cottrell Road
  • Rockbank Station access: vehicle and pedestrian access will be via the northern side of the Leakes Road level crossing.

Please allow an extra 10 minutes travel time.

Changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits

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

  • Hopkins Road level crossing
  • Troups Road North level crossing (closed)
  • Leakes Road level crossing (closed)
  • Mt Cottrell Road level crossing
  • Paynes Road level crossing
  • Ferris Road level crossing
  • Exford Road level crossing Coburns Road level crossing
  • James Melrose Drive
  • Abey Road and Brooklyn Road.

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

Rockbank Station out of service

From Monday 8 July, shuttle buses will run between Rockbank Station and Caroline Springs Station, connecting with train services.

Taxis will be available for passengers as necessary.

Passengers are asked to allow an extra 15 minutes travel time.

See Rockbank Station works for more information.

Plan your journey

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.

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 vline.com.au.

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