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September works on track for Sunbury Line Upgrade

Work to upgrade the Sunbury Line to allow for bigger, better trains and improved services will step up again in September, with 5 days of 24-hour works planned.

As part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade, works will include:

  • installing signalling, communications and power infrastructure along sections of the line
  • power upgrades at the Tottenham substation
  • platform improvements at Middle Footscray, West Footscray and Sunshine stations.

During the disruption they’ll also be working on upgrading overhead line structures at the Metro Tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington.

Buses will replace trains on the Sunbury Line between North Melbourne, Sunshine and Sunbury from 9pm on Friday 3 September to last train on Wednesday 8 September, with trains returning on Thursday 9 September.

Coaches will also replace trains on the Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Warrnambool lines on 4-5 September.

The Sunbury Line Upgrade, due to be complete in 2023, will create space for 113,000 more passengers in peak periods every week when the Metro Tunnel is operational. The project will also remove the Gap Road level crossing – Sunbury’s worst traffic bottleneck – two years ahead of schedule.

Melbourne - west Sunbury Line Upgrade