Gippsland train line to partially close for major rail upgrades says V/Line

 

News article: Gippsland train line to partially close for major rail upgrades says V/Line

V/Line will close part of the Gippsland train line for two weeks, from Saturday, to allow for major upgrades.

  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
V/Line will close part of the Gippsland train line for two weeks, from Saturday, to allow for major upgrades.

The Latrobe River bridge will be replaced, level crossings upgraded and the platform at Morwell train station will be rebuilt.

Trains will operate between Melbourne and Traralgon but the Morwell train station will be connected by coach.
Gippsland train line to partially close for major rail upgrades says V/Line

The platform at Morwell to be rebuilt?  Is this adding the additional platform back?

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
The platform at Morwell to be rebuilt?  Is this adding the additional platform back?
JoppaJunction
Morwell's only ever had one platform.

It's getting built to be more level with the trains doors and to improve drainage.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Morwell's only ever had one platform.

It's getting built to be more level with the trains doors and to improve drainage.
speedemon08

Somewhere on the RFR to Gippsland a station platform was abandoned.  I thought it was Morwell.

Any Ideas?
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
Many years ago Morwell had a short docking platform on the highway side of the present platform. Running off from this was a siding that serviced the stockyards which were located across from the Latrobe Rd intersection with the highway - long gone now.

I once remember seeing the Train of Knowledge in the dock when I was a young boy, and my father once took a pic of an E Class or two sitting there too.

Diagram:
http://www.victorianrailways.net/signaling/completedia/yarramor66.html
  Trainplanner Chief Commissioner

Location: Along the Line
I think we might all be referring to traralgon????
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
Any further updates on these proposed works?
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Any further updates on these proposed works?
8077
Yes, Metro are arranging to have a bunch of mud-holes elsewhere in the system moved to the Morwell Swamp, where they will hardly be noticed.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Yes, Metro are arranging to have a bunch of mud-holes elsewhere in the system moved to the Morwell Swamp, where they will hardly be noticed.
"TheBlacksmith"
Now, now, Blacksmith - watch your choice of words. They used to be Swamps; now they're known by the very twee title of Wetlands.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Now, now, Blacksmith - watch your choice of words. They used to be Swamps; now they're known by the very twee title of Wetlands.
Valvegear

Soon to be Sanctuary
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Will the mudholes be moved by bustitution (or will they need tip trucks or perhaps even tankers). I have no experience in moving mudholes as distinct from removing them.
No doubt consultants will be needed. Rolling Eyes
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
So a bridge was replaced out near Rosedale way, various level crossings were/are being renewed along the line and Stratford Platform and track was leveled out and road two taken out. And added to that Morwell station was rebuilt with better drainage.

I have seen pictures that maybe some signals were installed or in the process of being installed at Rosedale too maybe?

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