Works continuing at hoppers with bridge beams lifted over the tracks in the past week's shutdown. Works on the underpass at Aircraft finaly underway also.
It is a short branch line. so a bus replacement is OK while the work is done all at once. The road crossing though, will be the main disruption though as the detour options are limited to 2 other crossings and through the residential streets. But I guess a single short sharp removal will see the pain over sooner rather than later.
So Ferguson St crossing removal and North Williamstown station will have a shutdown starting in August and the crossing and station will be open by the end of 2021. I guess they're doing one massive blitz instead of lots of little shutdowns.
Some Youtube clips by the same author show progress at Mooroolbark and Lilydale. Based on these, there are six piers in place, on the up side, between the Highway and John St with a retaining abutment under construction south of John St. There are at least two more on the down side, south of the Highway. Updates on the LXRP websites suggest that John St will have some bridge beams placed later this week and the first pieces of the modular station will be delivered over the weekendThey are working constantly, I can hear the machinery from my backyard, I can get to both Mooroolbark and Lilydale, the 5km is easy for me.
Although this is only one of a number it will guide you to his other videos, which show somewhat more of the works in progress at Mooroolbark than Lilydale
Typical, I can't even snap some work-in-progress pics at either station due to the stupid 5km radius rule, my train ride legally ends at Croydon, which is an absolute eyesore of a station (Ringwood East and Heathmont are even worse).The increase to 10km might help there, although it doesn't quite give me the range I need to get there, something I was planning just before the lockdown occured
Looks like about a quarter of the park has been lost to become access from Windsor Cres. Curiously, this does not seem to be emphasised.Historian you are correct. As a local I can tell you there has been quite a bit of uproar, mainly from residents who live adjacent to the rail line or very close by.
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