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Works blitz underway in Ringwood East

Crews carrying the removed boom gates off site. Image: Victorian Government.

A construction blitz is underway on Ringwood’s last level crossing in Melbourne, with works also progressing on the new Ringwood East Station.

The works are part of a winter construction blitz to make the Lilydale Line Melbourne’s first rail line to be level crossing free, with crews working 24/7 until early July to remove the dangerous and congested Dublin Road level crossing (in Ringwood East) and build the new Ringwood East Station.

After dismantling the gates, crews then made short work of the old Ringwood East Station, taking just two days to demolish the central platform and station building.


 

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Works are now continuing to build the 650 metre rail trench and new accessible Ringwood East Station, which will feature two entrances, lifts and stairs, CCTV and improved lighting, and a 460-space car park. Over the coming weeks, crews will lift in the final station building, and lay 8000 tonnes of ballast, 2500 sleepers and 1.9 kilometres of rail track.

A construction blitz is underway on Ringwood’s last level crossing in Melbourne, with works also progressing on the new Ringwood East Station.
Demolishing the old station platforms. Image: Victorian Government.

With 24/7 works also underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at nearby Coolstore Road, Croydon, the Lilydale Line is set to be boom gate free by early July, a year ahead of schedule.

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