Rockbank Station works
The Rockbank community is invited to get a sneak peek of their rebuilt station and celebrate with a community open day on Sunday 25 August from 10am to 1pm, before services return to the station. For more information, see Rockbank Station reopening.
We’ve made good progress on the Rockbank Station rebuild, including installing the new overpass and platform canopies, building lift shafts and stairwells and starting work on the new car park.
The next step is to demolish and rebuild the station platforms. To do this safely trains will not stop to pick up or drop off passengers at Rockbank Station for a period of two months.
Rockbank Station changes
Trains will not stop to pick up or drop off passengers until late August while the two platforms are demolished and rebuilt. From Monday 8 July, shuttle buses will run between Rockbank Station and Caroline Springs Station, connecting with train services.
This is the only way we can safely demolish the existing platforms and build new, longer platforms as well as other major structures.
When the station is reopened, passengers will have modern facilities with new platforms, an overpass with ramps and lifts, myki equipment, new car park with 350 spaces as well as bus and taxi bays, secure bike storage and drop-off zones.
Plan your journey
Passengers are urged to plan their journey at vline.com.au or by calling 1800 800 007. Temporary timetables will be available online.
Rockbank Station works
8 July – late-August 2019, 7am-6pm Monday to Saturday
During normal working hours, we will continue construction on the station rebuild including:
- Installation of new station services including lights, CCTV, lifts and myki equipment
- Completion of overpass ramps and overpass finishes
- 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.
When the station is reopened some work will continue, including landscaping and paths.
Out of hours works and deliveries
During this period some work activities and deliveries may be undertaken out of hours.
Directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified in advance.
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.
What to be aware of
- Machinery and workers near level crossings, on local roads and within the rail corridor
- Reduced speed limits, signs and traffic management staff
- Dust generation. Where necessary, water carts will be used for dust suppression
- Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.