Major works are underway in Albion as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade.

Works around Albion station

At Albion station we are extending platforms to fit bigger, more modern trains and installing wheelchair boarding pads to improve accessibility.

Power upgrades are also taking place in and adjacent to the rail corridor near Albion station as part of works to boost electrical capacity along the Sunbury Line.

We’re building an electrical substation on Talmage Street to provide essential power for bigger, more modern trains to run along the line. This will improve the capacity, reliability and frequency of services for passengers.

Construction impacts

Works are being carefully planned to limit disruption to commuters and the local community. However, some activities may create noise, dust and vibration typical of construction activities.

A construction site has been established on Talmage Street to support works to build a new substation in Albion. The site accommodates worker amenities and equipment laydown with a fence surrounding the compound to create a safe barrier between the construction site and pedestrians.

Construction will continue until 2022 with trenching, drainage and substation foundation works planned for this site.

Pedestrian and vehicle detours and signage will be in place at times during construction to ensure the safety of the community and workers.

There may be some unavoidable disruption to rail services so the work can be undertaken safely. Bus replacement services will be provided during any planned disruptions.

At times, out of hours works will also be required. Advance notification will be provided to local residents ahead of all out of hours construction activities.

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Construction timeframes

Works at the new Albion substation, Albion station and within the rail corridor are underway.

Substation construction will continue until 2022. Station works and rail corridor upgrades are ongoing until 2023.

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