Victoria’s biggest ever level crossing removal construction blitz is on track to finish two weeks early, with trains running on the new Upfield elevated rail line from 2 November.
Crews have worked around the clock since late July to raise the rail line over Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick.
Since July, crews have installed:
- 268 concrete L-beam bridge segments
- 21,000 tonnes of ballast
- 7,000 concrete railway sleepers
- more than ten kilometres of new rail to build the 2.5-kilometre elevated rail bridge.
When trains return to the Upfield Line, they will run express through Coburg and Moreland stations while work continues on the station buildings until mid-December. Replacement buses and trams will run between Brunswick and Batman stations to connect passengers with train services.
Work will continue into next year to create more than two MCGs’ worth of community open space underneath the rail line, featuring over 3,000 new trees and plants.