24-hour works - Saturday 5 June to Sunday 13 June 2021
Works are progressing on the track duplication and pedestrian overpass as part of the Waurn Ponds Station upgrade, to enable more frequent and reliable train services for passengers in this growing community.
Thank you for your patience while this important work is underway.
What we are doing
We’re continuing work on the new accessible pedestrian overpass at Waurn Ponds Station.
Works will include:
- the pedestrian overpass being lifted into place by cranes
- drainage works along the rail corridor — track duplication across the Ghazeepore Road level crossing.
The works will take place during the day and night from Saturday 5 June until Sunday 13 June 2021.
What to be aware of
There will be an increase in construction works, including noise, dust and additional lighting, which may be disruptive during the night. We’ll minimise these impacts by:
- turning off equipment when not in use
- directing portable lighting away from residences and focused on the work area, where possible
- monitoring noise.
There will be machinery, heavy vehicles and workers within the rail corridor and at the Ghazeepore Road level crossing.
Ghazeepore Road closure
Ghazeepore Road will be closed from 12.01am Saturday 5 June until 11.59pm Thursday 10 June 2021 to allow for track and signalling upgrades at the level crossing.
Detours for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists will be available - see map below for details.
We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you allow extra travel time and follow all signage in place for the detours.
We use a range of measures to minimise dust from construction activities, including placing dust monitors in and around the construction site, staging works to minimise exposed areas and the use of water carts to wet down work areas.
Noise and vibration
To minimise potential noise and vibration impacts we monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) noise control guidelines and limit out-of-hours works.
Plan your journey
Coaches will replace trains between Warrnambool and Geelong from Saturday 5 June until Sunday 13 June while we carry out work on the line.
For more information about V/Line coach replacement services, please contact the Public Transport Victoria call centre: 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily – all night Friday and Saturday) or visit vline.com.au
Health and safety
Works on the Warrnambool Line Upgrade are progressing with strict COVIDSafe Plans in place.
The health and safety of our workforce and community remains our top priority.
For more information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au