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Major construction underway for VIC’s new Deer Park Station

Major construction underway on VIC’s new Deer Park Station
Major construction underway on VIC’s new Deer Park Station
Mt Derrimut Road concept designs. Image: Victorian Government.

Major construction has begun in Deer Park to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road and build a new Deer Park Station in Melbourne’s west.

Removing the level crossing will ease delays for the 23,000 vehicles that pass through the crossing every day. The level crossing at Mt Derrimut Road is being removed by elevating the rail line over the road to improve safety and reduce congestion.

The new Deer Park Station will feature two accessible elevated platforms, an integrated bus interchange, improved pedestrian and cycling paths, landscaping and modern passenger facilities. It will aim to provide a safer connection for residents to public transport, schools, and shops.

Over the coming months, two large piling rigs will be used to drill holes up to 8.3 metres deep, building the foundations for the new elevated rail bridge. Fifty-eight piles will support the 1.2 Kilometre bridge.

Early works have already been carried out on the north side of the station, including levelling and preparing the ground, relocating underground services and setting up a site office. A temporary car park for Deer Park commuters is now open, ensuring people can continue to use the station while construction is underway.

The new Deer Park Station is set to open in 2024.

For more information on the project, click here.

 


 

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