Critical signalling and station upgrades on the Gippsland Line progressed during a four-day construction blitz this month.
Almost 750 crew members worked around 8900 hours at different locations along the line, including Bunyip and Longwarry stations where fixtures and electrical wiring were removed from the existing platforms to prepare for re-asphalting and refitting.
Work at Morwell and Traralgon stations included mechanical, engineering and plumbing on the new platforms, building canopies, and electrical works to power the new accessible overpass lifts at Traralgon.
Critical signalling work including trenching and pit and pole installation also progressed at multiple locations.
Trains are not stopping at Bunyip and Longwarry stations until Friday 14 October as upgrades continue, including re-wiring, re-asphalting and refitting the existing platforms, including new passenger information displays.
Major construction of upgrades to Bunyip, Longwarry, Morwell and Traralgon stations will be finished later this year, with the Gippsland Line Upgrade to also deliver a new signalling system, future-proofing the line.
Testing and commissioning of the new system, which will enable the additional services on the line, will take place in 2023.