Springvale Road, Springvale grade separation update

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heisdeadjim Chief Commissioner

Long term, when Ringwood becomes a city in its own right,

- SteamtoStay

What?

- RailwayBus

http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/plansandpolicies/centralactivitiesareas

- ChoooChoo

Interesting link. Thanks.

 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

http://www.dandenongjournal.com.au/story/1390522/springvale-level-crossing-removal-works-on-track-88m-contract-awarded/?cs=1452

Springvale level crossing removal works on track: $8.8m contract awarded

WORKS to signals and services as part of the removal of three level crossings is set to begin after the awarding of contracts was announced yesterday.

A design and construction contract worth $8.8 million was awarded to Coleman Rail for works at Springvale Road in Springvale.
But 22,000 drivers a day can expect more than a year of traffic snarls as works are slated from now until late-2014.
Mitcham drivers will start seeing $4.7 million works to move gas and other services at two level crossings on Mitcham Road and Rooks Road, before the removal of the level crossings and construction of new grade separations.
Transport Minister Terry Mulder said works at both level crossings would start this month.

VicRoads has warned that traffic would be disrupted when construction begins.
The removal of level crossings are part of a Coalition election promise, with Springvale and Mitcham earmarked as the first of 12 sites. Initial signal and services work is preliminary to the main grade separation projects.
Planning is also underway to eliminate crossings at Scoresby Road and Mountain Highway, Bayswater, Blackburn Road, Blackburn, Main Road, St Albans, Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena, Burke Road, Glen Iris and North Road, Ormond.


 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

A fence of orange triangle plastic flags have been placed along the large strip of grass between Springvale an Sandown Park station on the northern edge of the railway tracks.

Trees have also been cut down and placed in that area.

This would be in line with statements by VicRoads which said the track would run along he north of the existing ones

Edit: Wednesday afternoon has orange fencing on the southern side near the carpark (heading towards Sandown) with holes dug every few metres and orange fencing around it. Testing soil?
 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

Construction set to begin on level crossing removalsTuesday, 30 April 2013

Major works to remove three of Victoria’s most notorious rail level crossings are set to begin shortly with Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Roads Terry Mulder awarding construction tenders for the projects today.
“The Victorian Coalition Government has committed $349.8 million towards removing two level crossings in Mitcham and a third crossing at Springvale,” Dr Napthine said.

“Each day thousands of vehicles and hundreds of train services pass through these three crossings with the boom gates down for nearly half of the morning peak.

“Effectively blocking these major roads for half of the morning peak is not only enormously frustrating and costly for motorists, it also poses a significant safety risk.

“Separating the rail line from the road at these three locations will be a massive boost for easing congestion and will also lead to much safer conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, road users and public transport passengers,” Dr Napthine said.
The successful alliances for the projects are:
  • Springvale Road, Springvale – NetworX - comprising McConnell Dowell, Balfour Beatty Rail, Parsons Brinckerhoff/Beca;
  • Mitcham and Rooks Roads,  Mitcham - John Holland & KBR
Mr Mulder marked the milestone by releasing design concepts for the removal of the Mitcham rail crossings and an animation showing how the new Springvale level crossing will look once the project is finished at the end of 2014.

“The projects will also create at least 140 new jobs and hundreds more indirectly over the life of construction,” Mr Mulder said.

“At the Springvale Road level crossing approximately 8,000 vehicles, 1,000 pedestrians and 140 train services pass through during peak times each day, with the boom gates down for 42 per cent of the morning peak.

“At Mitcham, approximately 16,000 vehicles and 200 train services pass through the crossing daily, with the boom gates down for more than 45 per cent of the morning peak.

“Removing these level crossings will allow traffic to flow much more fluently on these major roads and will also ease congestion on surrounding roads.

“Local residents in the Mitcham and Springvale communities will also benefit from the brand new infrastructure, which will include new, fully-manned premium train stations with below ground platforms, better pedestrian access and a shared user path,” Mr Mulder said.

Both projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/6624-construction-set-to-begin-on-level-crossing-removals.html
Note: I can't seem to find any of these videos/animations or design concepts they refer to..
 
DirtyBallast Deputy Commissioner

Location: Your town.

Note: I can't seem to find any of these videos/animations or design concepts they refer to..

- ChoooChoo

The 'cartoons' were played on the news bulletin that I watched this evening. In the case of Springvale Rd, there did not seem to be any allowance for future amplifiation...

 
Braddo Deputy Commissioner

Location: Narre Warren

The 'cartoons' were played on the news bulletin that I watched this evening. In the case of Springvale Rd, there did not seem to be any allowance for future amplifiation...

- DirtyBallast

What a surprise...

 
mm42 Junior Train Controller

Here is the video. It shows room for the current 2 tracks, plus a future 1 or 2 more.

http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=20330

 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

Here is the video. It shows room for the current 2 tracks, plus a future 1 or 2 more.

http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?id=20330/quote

If only it was Springvale Rd, Springvale. This is for Springvale Road, Nunawading 2009. Wink
- mm42
 
mm42 Junior Train Controller

The link definitely says Springvale Road, Springvale. Look at the map.  However the Youtube link shows a date of 28 April 2009 and an image of Ted Bailieu as Premier.

Perhaps the video shows the Grand Design from the scoping project.  Reality could be quite different.

 
scrat Assistant Commissioner

Location: Fitzroy North

The link is wrong, the grade seperation in the video is Nunawading.

Liam.

 
Bullucked Chief Train Controller

The link is wrong, the grade seperation in the video is Nunawading.

Liam.

- scrat

The plan I saw months ago for Springvale definitely showed only two tracks and nothing else. The plan was marked as 'concept' or some such. Will not be surprised at the eventual (inevitable?) outcome. Rolling Eyes

 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

Works there a few days ago, this is the southern car park.

 
Nightfire Chief Commissioner

Location: Gippsland

The 'cartoons' were played on the news bulletin that I watched this evening. In the case of Springvale Rd, there did not seem to be any allowance for future amplification...

- DirtyBallast

Why would planers go to massive expense to make the proposed rail under road grade separation any more than 2 tracks (as what there Is now)

Working space for the construction zone Is limited, at the fact that the exiting alignment/tracks will be kept In full service for as long as possible.

In the case of amplification, when It happens, the new tracks would use the path that Is currently occupied by the tracks today (but lowered)

This Is the grand plan for Nunawading too.

 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

From 8pm on Friday 7 June

Buses will replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham

Saturday 8 June & Sunday 9 June

Buses will replace trains between Westall and Pakenham and Cranbourne.

Monday 10 June (Queen's Birthday public holiday)

Buses will replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham.

You can find more information about the changes to the Pakenham & Cranbourne lines here

For more information on any of these changes, please call Public Transport Victoria (PTV) on 1800 800 007.

This is due to preparatory works for the level crossing removal as well as construction of an underpass an Officer.

Does anybody know if it's a pedestrian underpass for Officer? Why has that station been chosen considering it surely gets many commuters. There are hundreds of other stations that would need this more.

 
L1150 Chief Train Controller

Location: Pakenham Vic.

From 8pm on Friday 7 June

Buses will replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham

Saturday 8 June & Sunday 9 June

Buses will replace trains between Westall and Pakenham and Cranbourne.

Monday 10 June (Queen's Birthday public holiday)

Buses will replace trains between Dandenong and Pakenham.

You can find more information about the changes to the Pakenham & Cranbourne lines here

For more information on any of these changes, please call Public Transport Victoria (PTV) on 1800 800 007.

This is due to preparatory works for the level crossing removal as well as construction of an underpass an Officer.

Does anybody know if it's a pedestrian underpass for Officer? Why has that station been chosen considering it surely gets many commuters. There are hundreds of other stations that would need this more.

- ChoooChoo

Could it be anything to do with the Cardinia Shire building its brand spanking new ( and at great expense to rate payers, no doubt) shire offices adjacent to Officer station?

To be fair, though, (if it is an underpass) there is a lot of new housing development in the area so sleepy little Officer is set to go crazy very soon!

 
Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream

Officer is a road underpass

 
Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:

They must mean this one.
http://www.places.vic.gov.au/cs/Satellite?c=VPage&cid=1317636153612&pagename=Places%2FLayout

The Melway reference puzzled me for a while (215 C7), it's very close to Cardinia Road level crossing, but still in the suburb Officer.

 
ChoooChoo Chief Train Controller

Could it be anything to do with the Cardinia Shire building its brand spanking new ( and at great expense to rate payers, no doubt) shire offices adjacent to Officer station?

To be fair, though, (if it is an underpass) there is a lot of new housing development in the area so sleepy little Officer is set to go crazy very soon!

- L1150

Oh I didn't know about the new council offices, it could very well be a part of that.

Springvale update:

Current construction progress

  • Early works to relocate services such as signaling, communications and rail power are nearing completion.
  • The establishment of site offices along the rail corridor, including Sandown Racecourse, has started.
  • The construction of a new car park off Flinders Street for users of Sandown railway station has started. The car park is being constructed to provide an alternative to the one at Springvale railway station which will be unavailable during construction.

Ongoing traffic changesFrom the weekend of 21-23 June 2013 and for a period of approximately 12 months:

  • Sandown Road will become one-way only between Kelvin Grove and Springvale Road
  • Sandown Road will remain open to two-way traffic between Kelvin Grove and Sandown Racecourse
  • Access to Sandown Road will be via Virginia Street and Merton Street.

Map of road traffic changes :  http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/1F74B54F-C710-4FC7-B8B8-7089C21B4177/0/SLCRSandownRoadchangesmapJune2013.pdf

Artist impression of new station   http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/B43BF786-73D2-4033-9028-2720BC6A2FE4/0/SLCRFactSheetwebversionJune2013.pdf

 
jdekorte Chief Train Controller

Location: Near Caulfield Station

Officer is a road underpass

- Skipdaddyo

Not at the moment it isn't: http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd3_new/map-print.php?x=145.40863841767526&y=-38.0675947228934&l=13&mt=4&rad=1.5&cat=0

There still is a level crossing at Officer, maybe you mean the road under the freeway?

By the looks of things, Officer is set for major development. The new Cardinia Shire development is even planned in the Melways.

I've been watching the works at Springvale during my trips up and down the Dandy line twice a week. It will be interesting to see the major works start. Hopefully the traffic management works out - that area is very, very crowded.

 
skidsteer Chief Train Controller

Location: In the country

For those interested in Officer, the Officer Precinct Structure Plan (very large and comprehensive document) pretty much sets out the plans for every bit of spare land between Beaconsfield and Pakenham. Much is underway already and once it really starts to get going it will be apparent just why this underpass is crucial.

The Officer PSP can be found here:

http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=3040

 
Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream

Not at the moment it isn't: http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd3_new/map-print.php?x=145.40863841767526&y=-38.0675947228934&l=13&mt=4&rad=1.5&cat=0

There still is a level crossing at Officer, maybe you mean the road under the freeway?

By the looks of things, Officer is set for major development. The new Cardinia Shire development is even planned in the Melways.

I've been watching the works at Springvale during my trips up and down the Dandy line twice a week. It will be interesting to see the major works start. Hopefully the traffic management works out - that area is very, very crowded.

- jdekorte

Officer is to be grade separated.  Works are currently underway.  Works on said grade separation is a part of the absolute occupation on the Pakenham line this long weekend.

 
Skipdaddyo Chief Train Controller

Location: Living the dream

Does anybody know if it's a pedestrian underpass for Officer? Why has that station been chosen considering it surely gets many commuters. There are hundreds of other stations that would need this more.

- ChoooChoo

This is the question to which I was replying.

 
Gauntlet Chief Commissioner

Location:



The Officer PSP can be found here:

http://www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=3040

- skidsteer



Thanks for that skidsteer.

I found this link -

Officer Precinct Structure Plan - Future Urban Structure Plan (PDF, 578kb) (Note: PSP map only)

- very useful.

The map indicates that they plan to convert the Station St LX into a pedestrian underpass, build two new roads which will pass over the railway line close to Officer station, remove the Brunt Rd LX by raising the road, and build a second pedestrian underpass between the two current level crossings.

It sound way more interesting than what's happening at Springvale.

 
andrewdho1994 Beginner

Hey guys, I create a new youtube video of what Springvale Road, Springvale grade separation will look like in late mid 2014. The station will be moved 20 metres north of existing station and the train tunnel -6m (below ground). Enjoy!!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7x5iOJwwIs&list=HL1374327600&feature=mh_lolz

 
jdekorte Chief Train Controller

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Hey guys, I create a new youtube video of what Springvale Road, Springvale grade separation will look like in late mid 2014. The station will be moved 20 metres north of existing station and the train tunnel -6m (below ground). Enjoy!!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7x5iOJwwIs&list=HL1374327600&feature=mh_lolz
- andrewdho1994
Nice job of editing it. Except that I would warn you to be extremely careful about using video that was originally produced by a government agency and altering parts of it to make it look like you produced it. That particular video animation was produced by VicRoads 4 days ago. It's quite obvious that you have altered parts of it - there are all sorts of copyright laws against this kind of thing.

This is the original.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bAn8rMKF38
 

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