50 level crossings to be removed

 
  reubstar6 Station Master

They'll probably do a hybrid of sorts.

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  James974 Assistant Commissioner

They'll probably do a hybrid of sorts.
reubstar6
I've been told that a hybrid option for the North Williamstown crossing was ruled out due to how close the road junctions were, which meant that if it were done hybrid they would close off the local roads which the LXRA found was an unacceptable outcome.

Someone I know was told by the LXRA that due to lack of room of diverting the rail line, that it would require a full shutdown of the rail line. It will involve a new station, the roundabout replaced with traffic lights and a few km of trench with provision of high density residential, where the current high density currently is.

There is nothing announced officially or on the website. He showed me the plans, but not sure whether I could trust him or the internet. Normally the internet can turn out to have some biased stuff, but I really not sure whether my friend would make this elaborate plan to make myself look like a fool on the internet by posting this.
  reubstar6 Station Master

Okay, but I can only see rail over really. I just think they wouldn't waste money on drainage costs.
  Altona Loopy Station Staff

Apologies for posting this on a similar thread and if already posted here (posting at work, no time to look), but noticed for the first time this morning that work sites have been established with plenty of activity at the Kororoit Creek Rd crossing near Altona Junction. Project off and running.
  Tony M. Station Master

They'll probably do a hybrid of sorts.
I've been told that a hybrid option for the North Williamstown crossing was ruled out due to how close the road junctions were, which meant that if it were done hybrid they would close off the local roads which the LXRA found was an unacceptable outcome.

Someone I know was told by the LXRA that due to lack of room of diverting the rail line, that it would require a full shutdown of the rail line. It will involve a new station, the roundabout replaced with traffic lights and a few km of trench with provision of high density residential, where the current high density currently is.

There is nothing announced officially or on the website. He showed me the plans, but not sure whether I could trust him or the internet. Normally the internet can turn out to have some biased stuff, but I really not sure whether my friend would make this elaborate plan to make myself look like a fool on the internet by posting this.
James974
Whatever they do there, it's going to be a massive job. As mentioned, there's well-used side roads running off both sides of the crossing so putting the road underneath isn't really feasible, and going rail over road would stir up the usual excessive outrage (which probably wouldn't be worth it for a single crossing). How long would digging a trench put the line out of operation? North Williamstown is a pretty busy station at peak times, though the trip to Newport isn't far by bus.
  James974 Assistant Commissioner

Apologies for posting this on a similar thread and if already posted here (posting at work, no time to look), but noticed for the first time this morning that work sites have been established with plenty of activity at the Kororoit Creek Rd crossing near Altona Junction. Project off and running.
Altona Loopy
Hey Altona Loopy I made a dedicated video of the early works at the Altona site



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clg_EKEpWC8
  Altona Loopy Station Staff

Apologies for posting this on a similar thread and if already posted here (posting at work, no time to look), but noticed for the first time this morning that work sites have been established with plenty of activity at the Kororoit Creek Rd crossing near Altona Junction. Project off and running.
Hey Altona Loopy I made a dedicated video of the early works at the Altona site



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clg_EKEpWC8
James974
Very good James, the artist's impression of the finished project makes that area look very, very nice and not shabby and unappealing as in real life..........
  reubstar6 Station Master

Does the partial Altona Loop duplication include grade separation of the junction with the Werribee line (near Newport)? By the looks of things on the Level Crossing Removal sight it doesn't. Pretty stupid if it does not. What a great opportunity to, while they are building rail bridges over the road, build another for the line to fly over the Werribee.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
Does the partial Altona Loop duplication include grade separation of the junction with the Werribee line (near Newport)? By the looks of things on the Level Crossing Removal sight it doesn't. Pretty stupid if it does not. What a great opportunity to, while they are building rail bridges over the road, build another for the line to fly over the Werribee.
reubstar6
No It doesn't Include a grade separated junction.

Metro 2 will probably reorganize the rail network around this area, with the Werribee (direct line) going Into a tunnel towards Fishermen's Bend and the Williamstown and Laverton (via Altona) becoming local lines.
  James974 Assistant Commissioner

LXRA made a summary of the works video what's going on so far. Good work so far.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7dnT3-MGdo
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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