Six new train stations will open in Melbourne this winter

Six new train stations will open in Melbourne this winter

The Victorian Government’s major construction is heating up this winter with a firm focus on delivery, including opening new stations, removing dangerous level crossings and advancing vital improvements to keep Victorians moving.

The Lilydale line will become the first free rail line with a level crossing at the beginning of July. Buses will replace trains at times on the Belgrave, Lilydale, Pakenham and Frankston lines while this work is carried out.

New train stations in Melbourne

  • Six new stations will open along the Frankston, Lilydale, Mernda and Pakenham lines.
  • Along the same lines, another seven barrier gates will be removed.
  • Lilydale line to become first free rail line with level crossing

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With major construction recently completed at Arden and Parkville stations to prepare for the Metro Tunnel to open a year ahead of schedule in 2025, work continues at the State Library, City Hall and Anzac stations deep underground.

Starting Friday, June 21, for approximately three weeks, the project will close Flinders Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets to install critical stormwater drainage, with the eastbound lane of Flinders Street remaining closed until the end of 2024, along with with the eastbound lane of La Trobe Street. between Swanston and Elizabeth streets.

Tunneling on the North East Link will begin this winter to build 6.5 kilometer tunnels that will take 15,000 lorries off local roads and reduce journey times, with two 4,000 tonne TBMs in the final stages of assembly.

The suburban railway circuit works are underway

On the Suburban Rail Loop, crews are working at all six station sites between Cheltenham and Box Hill, and there will be some lane and road closures on Burwood Highway, Clayton Road and Nepean Highway.

In an Australian first, a 2.5 kilometer cycle superhighway is being built as part of the West Gate Tunnel project over Footscray Road to give cyclists a safer and more direct express route to the CBD.

There will be lane closures on Footscray Road in both directions between Shepherd Bridge and Waterfront Way until the end of August, along with a rolling city-bound closure from Dock Link Road to Appleton Dock Road for two weeks from the end of August.

On our roads, work continues on 14 projects, including the Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road upgrade, the Pakenham Roads upgrade and the Bridge Inn Road upgrade, which will reduce congestion and make travel safer.

Tram tracks, poles and power lines will be replaced along Maribyrnong Road during the school holidays; Maribyrnong Road will be closed in both directions across the Maribyrnong River Bridge from the afternoon of Friday 28 June until Monday 15 July.

In Geelong, two stations will be upgraded, two level crossings removed and eight kilometers of track doubled to allow for more reliable services – coaches will replace trains on the Geelong and Warrnambool lines from Saturday 15 June to Sunday 25 June. August.

“These projects are one step closer to becoming a reality for millions of Victorians who will benefit from faster travel times, safer travel, fewer trucks on our roads and more trains in our city,” said Infrastructure Minister Transportation, Danny Pearson.

“The upcoming works will continue to bring transport benefits to our communities, both now and for future generations,” said Minister for Public and Active Transport, Gabrielle Williams. “Our extensive road improvement program will transform the way people travel across the state, while delivering faster and safer journeys,” added Minister for Highways and Road Safety Melissa Horne.

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