Grovedale Station

 
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Tenders called by Victrack for the trackwork component of the new station at Grovedale, including a turnout, siding and other track works.

The station site is off the end of Rossack Drive in the suburb of Waurn Ponds  !!!!  not Grovedale.  Rail wise just on the Up side of the Ghazeepore Road level crossing .

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  alstom_888m Chief Commissioner

Location:
Looks like a good place to put it actually. Would service the Armstrong Creek estates as well as Warun Ponds. Boundary Road is set to be upgraded and connected to the Anglesea Road freeway exit, which will likely be the main entrance point to the station.
  712M Chief Commissioner


New station at Grovedale
Cost
$25.9 million
Timeframe
Start: 2014
Finish: 2014

What's happening?
Works to construct the new $25.9 million railway station at Grovedale will soon commence.
The project will be delivered by VicTrack on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.
The project team will host a community information session giving locals the opportunity to find out more about the project’s construction program, view the station concept images and meet the project team.

  • When: Tuesday 11 February, drop-in any time between 6pm and 8pm


  • Where: Grovedale Community Centre, Rooms 1 & 2, 45– 47 Heyers Road, Grovedale, 3216



Project description
The new station at Grovedale will be built on the north side of the existing Geelong-Warrnambool rail line, between Oakwood Crescent and Rossack Drive.
The station will provide easy access to the Surf Coast, Torquay and Geelong's fast-expanding southern suburbs. It will also give commuters an alternative to using Marshall Station.
Buses will connect the station to the surrounding area, including Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and Deakin University.
Project benefits
The station will feature:

  • a car park with 200 spaces and drop-off zones


  • a bus interchange and taxi rank


  • closed circuit camera security surveillance (CCTV)


  • a V/Line booking office


  • fully accessible facilities


  • facilities for cyclists



The station will be staffed from first train to last and provide passenger amenities such as toilets and an air-conditioned waiting area.
It is anticipated there will be five services to Melbourne in the morning peak and about 16 return services through the day from the new station, with additional capacity to be delivered in 2016 when the Regional Rail Link opens.
When will the station open?
Work on the station is due to start in early 2014 and the station is scheduled for completion in late 2014.
Media releases
Project announcement - media release from the Premier and Minister Mulder at premier.vic.gov.au (link opens in a new window)
More information
Grovedale Station Project factsheet (PDF) 115 KB
Contact us
For more information, please call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007.
You can also contact the project team by completing an online enquiry form.
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Will be interesting to see if they manage to complete the station in 11 months seeing as they want it open this year... How many years has Caroline Springs been a work in progress now?

It's a shame that there are initially only going to be 5 services to Melbourne in the morning peak. Ideally one would put a depot at Grovedale to replace Geelong Yard and run all AM peak trains out of Grovedale and back again in the evening peak to eliminate the large number of empty car workings on this line.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
"The new station at Grovedale will be built on the north side of the existing Geelong-Warrnambool rail line, between Oakwood Crescent and Rossack Drive."


One would hope that they make provision for access from the south (Boundary Road) side as well, if not at the outset, then easily added later as Armstrong Creek develops. Wishful thinking that they can see that far ahead?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
How will the new Vline services be timetabled to and from this location?  Are they to be an extension of the Marshall services or are they to be additional services and will Warrnambool Trains also use this stop?
  S301 Chief Train Controller

Location: South West Victorian Coast
Good thing to note, Boundary Rd has not long been shut for works to do with the extension of the Ring Rd from Anglesea Rd to Torquay Rd.  Don't know if this will reopen, most traffic will probably use Rossack Drive by the sounds.  Technically the station should be Waurn Ponds not Grovedale just as when they built Marshall they wanted to call it Grovedale, but was in wrong area.
  SamTheMan79 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Geelong
Boundary Road has been closed for the construction of "Baanip Boulevard". Initially constructed as a two way road connecting the Surfcoast Highway to the Geelong Ring Road. It will end up as 3 lanes each way freeway standard becoming the link to the Bellarine Peninsula. Sections of Boundary Road will be renamed I've read somewhere.

http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/1002C698-2496-4F23-AF70-8ACB001EBE78/0/VICROADS_n1914093_BaanipBlvdMapACC.PDF

As for the future, you can take a look at the G21 website, there's planning for the stabling and depot from Geelong to relocated in Waurn Ponds as well as the duplication of track from Geelong to Waurn Ponds.

In the initial press release for "Grovedale" station (in the suburb of Waurn Ponds..... and why Marshall wasn't called Grovedale and Grovdale I'll never know.........) it was stated that two services an hour during peak would terminate and originate there as well as all other Geelong services. Not too sure if that's possible with the current single track....
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
It is probably splitting hairs a bit as to just what suburb a station is in. Suburb boundaries have moved over the years, and from what I can see both stations are in the extreme edges of the suburbs concerned:

Marshall Station appears to be in Marshall - Barwarre Road seems to be the Eastern boundary of Grovedale. Though the Geelong City Council seems to have both shown as "Grovedale-Marshall", which has the Barwon River as the Eastern boundary, and Boundary Road the Southern boundary.
The new Grovedale Station will be "on the boundary" with Waurn Ponds, as Rossack Drive, the Railway, and Boundary Road form the boundary.

Where was the old Waurn Ponds Station? Near the Cement Works - adjacent to Reservoir Road?
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

The old book of Curves & Gradients  (Circa 1930)  shows stations beyond Geelong at  South Geelong (46 miles),  Marshall  (49m), Grovedale (51m), Duneed (53m), Pettavel Rd (56m), Moriac (60m).

The current South Geelong on original site,  Marshall today is in same location as old Marshall.  Old Grovedale was just on the Down side of the Torquay Road level crossing (New Grovedale will be just on up side Ghazeepore Road lx) . It would appear that the old Duneed station was very close to where the new Grovedale will be.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The plans state a siding will be built. Will this be loop or a dead end siding?

Is there any station at moriac today ?
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Is there any station at moriac today ?
freightgate

There Is a historic stone platform at Moriac
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Thank you for the reply. I have not been down that way for some years.

Can you forage a time when a railway station will against exist at moriac?
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Yes there will be a siding off the Down end parallel to the mainline and running almost to Ghazeepore Road to provide a refuge facility , and as a very poor mans crossing facility .
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Thank you for the reply. I have not been down that way for some years.

Can you forage a time when a railway station will against exist at moriac?
freightgate

A very long time before a new station at Moriac would be considered I think - it's about another 6km out, and there is basically no development beyond Anglesea Road. There is a lot of land in other areas that can be built on before the developers look beyond the Waurn Ponds Pit.
  gippslander Chief Commissioner

Location: Central Gippsland, Vic
Thank you for the reply. I have not been down that way for some years.

Can you forage a time when a railway station will against exist at moriac?
freightgate

It's a bit difficult to decipher the resident population around Moriac from ABS, but it would appear to be around 1000 in the town with a bit more in the surrounding catchment. The area is certainly growing but the Surf Coast Shire's Planning Scheme has banned any new residential development to the north of the town, between the rail line and Princes Hwy.
There are much smaller centres than Moriac which have scheduled V/Line stops...some of the little towns between Pakenham and Drouin seem to be very sparsely patronized. Moriac has an existing platform and ample space to support parking - could be set up as a simple stop without grand trimmings.

However, doesn't appear to be any local interest in the case when the commute to Marshall is so close.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Donnybrook has a Vline station and stop for Seymour.  Would that be comparable in size to Moriac?

Regards
Brian
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
Moriac has a larger population than Donnybrook which might have a slightly greater population in its surrounds. It looks about time for Warrnambool trains to stop at Moriac again.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
At the risk of derailing the thread.....

Yes, it should be easy to build a platform and shelter at Moriac, if the need arose - but we all know what a simple station will cost in this day and age don't we. Somehow, I think that the population to the south of Geelong would more likely be thinking of a line going due south from Marshall for about 10 km  - but I don't remember seeing any corridor set aside in the Armstrong Creek plan. Likewise, the growing population to the East have a disused corridor, which currently hosts a rail trail, in their midst. I would expect to hear them making noises before those around Moriac.

Don't hold your breath waiting to see any new tracks laid, apart from what goes in at Grovedale.
  mickamious Junior Train Controller

11 months to build the station...
Interesting.
Coulda swore we put a proposal in for around 8 months at an onsite inspection..
  Bullucked Assistant Commissioner

11 months to build the station...
Interesting.
Coulda swore we put a proposal in for around 8 months at an onsite inspection..
Grosso

Maybe your quote wasn't unrealistic and big enough......
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
Sadly the scope of works has been severely cut back. Originally proposed for a loop with platform on the loop to enable existing main to remain as is. The configuration was set up to enable up to three train sets to be able to be handled at anytime enabling more services to start from there than now proposed. The loop was designed to enable it to be eventually linked to the Marshall Loop providing a 4km long section of double track. Shame
  Some rail man Junior Train Controller

Location: CIA Headquarters in Washington D.C
Sadly the scope of works has been severely cut back. Originally proposed for a loop with platform on the loop to enable existing main to remain as is. The configuration was set up to enable up to three train sets to be able to be handled at anytime enabling more services to start from there than now proposed. The loop was designed to enable it to be eventually linked to the Marshall Loop providing a 4km long section of double track. Shame
Trainplanner

Answer to that is East-West link
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Answer to that is East-West link
Some rail man


East West Link an investment which will not deliver any benefit to the majority of Victorians and most importantly will have no positive impact on the great people of Geelong.

Near enough has always been good enough for most transport planning in this state,

Grosso, so will you be building this?
  mickamious Junior Train Controller

Maybe your quote wasn't unrealistic and big enough......
Bullucked


We didn't tender for the project as we've got to much work on currently but to do the station in 8-9 months is very realistic with good management.
Big enough? You do understand that if your the highest tender out of 10 tenders or 5 or 3 you'll most likely not get the job.
Just to clear that up.

I did personally put a earthworks price together for two companies who approached me about it which was quite competitive and fair, actually had both ring up saying that other quotes had been a complete joke and mine was slightly higher to were they had estimated.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
Haha, Moriac, really?

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