Westall Rail Project

 
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
I noticed on my Dandenong travel today that one of those Victorian Government signs has gone up at Westall Station announcing the start of the Westall Rail project.

This project will involve (basically):
- building a third track between Centre Road and Springvale Roads (2.7 kms)
- rebuilding Westall Station to three platforms with new facilities for passengers
- the building of 5 more stabling roads at the Westall Depot
- replacing pedestrian rail crossings on the up side of Westall and the down side of Westall with pedestrian overpasses.
- the building of a new car park on the north side of Westall station


Department of Transport Westall Upgrade Project

I will try and get a link to the area using the Nearmap website.

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  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
Have heard rumours it'll go Premium.
  thekingoffoxes Chief Train Controller

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-37.940468,145.144249&z=19&t=k

is this 1 in 4 sleeper replacement related?
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.

LaughingLaughing Did the sign have any dates for completion? Signs are cheap! At Lakeside near Pakenham, there has been a sign for ages announcing the new station, but nothing has happened and from what I hear, won't happen for a very long time.
A big comedown from third rail all the way from Caulfield to Dandenong - still, I guess a passing track at Westall is better than nothing, if it ever gets built! Laughing
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-37.940468,145.144249&z=19&t=k

is this 1 in 4 sleeper replacement related?
"thekingoffoxes"


I love this new nearmap as I get the connection on our peering link and at 100Meg.  The page loads are almost instantaneous.

Also, I think we may have half a runaway!

http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-37.943076,145.145216&z=20&t=k

Regards
Brian
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
LaughingLaughing Did the sign have any dates for completion? Signs are cheap! At Lakeside near Pakenham, there has been a sign for ages announcing the new station, but nothing has happened and from what I hear, won't happen for a very long time.
A big comedown from third rail all the way from Caulfield to Dandenong - still, I guess a passing track at Westall is better than nothing, if it ever gets built! Laughing
"L1150"

It was a bit hard to read the sign apart from the words "Westall Rail Upgrade Project" as I was passing on a train.  However, if you check the link I provided back to the Department of Transport page for the Westall project, it says that preliminary work will start late 2009 and it is scheduled for completion in 2011.

It may be a cop out from the proposed third track all the way from Caulfield to Dandenong but Westall is quite a strategic location in that it is in between these two station and the passing track will be quite long.  Also having three tracks at Westall will enable short starter trains that currently run from Oakleigh to commence their journeys from Westall.

As for Westall becoming premium, it might, but it is hardly a high traffic station like Springvale or Clayton which are both premium.
  Sir Thomas Bent Minister for Railways

Location: Banned
As for Westall becoming premium, it might, but it is hardly a high traffic station like Springvale or Clayton which are both premium.
"jdekorte"
Traffic does not equate to a station becoming Premium.  Cases in point: Moonee Ponds, Balaclava, Prahran, Windsor vs places like Brighton Beach, Gowrie and Upfield...
  SteamtoStay Chief Commissioner

Location: Building floorplates
As for Westall becoming premium, it might, but it is hardly a high traffic station like Springvale or Clayton which are both premium.
"jdekorte"
Traffic does not equate to a station becoming Premium.  Cases in point: Moonee Ponds, Balaclava, Prahran, Windsor vs places like Brighton Beach, Gowrie and Upfield...
"Sir Thomas Bent"

My favourite example would have to be Williamstown Razz
  locomotive Junior Train Controller

How many trains !!! can one overtake