The Victorian Government is upgrading important rail infrastructure across the network, including the Hurstbridge and Mernda lines, to enable more train services, less crowding on peak trains and better public transport connections in Melbourne’s north east.
As part of these upgrades, a new substation will be built in Reservoir, on Ruthven Station Reserve, to enable additional services on the Mernda Line. It will regulate the power source for Mernda Line trains, allowing more trains to run more reliably.
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Works notice – Overnight works at Ruthven Station February 2023
Ruthven substation Q and A fact sheet