Hurstbridge Line Stage 2 Upgrade Unveiled

Hurstbridge Line Stage 2 Upgrade Unveiled

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews

More Trains And Fewer Delays On The Hurstbridge Line

Victor P Taffa

Commuters on the Hurstbridge line will have more trains, more seats and fewer delays with a re-elected Andrews Government to continue its massive upgrade of the Hurstbridge line.

Andrews Government said it would deliver locals in Melbourne’s north-east more peak hour train services and less time stuck at boom gates, and we have.

“We said we’d upgrade the Hurstbridge line and remove dangerous and congested level crossings at Rosanna and Alphington and we did but there’s more to do.” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

First stage of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade has been delivered six months early and on budget. This includes the new Rosanna Station, duplicated track between Heidelberg and Rosanna and the removal of the dangerous level crossings at Alphington and Rosanna.

$530 Million project will include a brand new railway station at Greensborough and the duplication of 3 km of track between Greensborough and Montmorency, and 1.5 km of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen to allow more train services during the morning peak.

This will allow trains to run every 6 and a half minutes at Greensborough, every 10 minutes at Eltham and Montmorency, and every 20 minutes at Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen as well as 2 extra Hurstbridge express services.

Locals on the new Mernda line will also get 5 extra train services during the morning peak, with a major upgrade of the Clifton Hill junction where the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines connect.

Stage 2 of the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade will create more than 950 jobs, with construction to start in 2020 and finish by 2022.