$507 million Glen Huntly station contract awarded

 

News article: $507 million Glen Huntly station contract awarded

The Victorian Government has awarded a $507 million contract for the removal of two level crossings on the Frankston line and the construction of a new Glenhuntly Station – a year ahead of schedule.

  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Is it just me or are these level crossing removal cost really that high. This is two level crossings and a station for 1/2 a billion cash ?

That sounds just way above what it should
Really be.

$507 million Glen Huntly station contract awarded

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
What is so special about these specific locations for the crossing removals ?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Far out. No wonder rural freight railways in this state are neglected with so much cash going into LX crossing removals.

Who is on the take?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Far out. No wonder rural freight railways in this state are neglected with so much cash going into LX crossing removals.

Who is on the take?
  Upven Junior Train Controller

Very weird when you consider Crows Nest Station in Sydney will cost $370 million for an entirely (25m below) underground station.
Both will 'create hundreds of jobs', both aim to be completed by 2024, and one has a design/render/plan already and one does not.

Maybe this is Victoria-tax.
  justarider Chief Commissioner

Location: Released again, maybe for the last time??
Very weird when you consider Crows Nest Station in Sydney will cost $370 million for an entirely (25m below) underground station.
Both will 'create hundreds of jobs', both aim to be completed by 2024, and one has a design/render/plan already and one does not.

Maybe this is Victoria-tax.
Upven
Not weird at all.

The LX removals for Glenhuntly have to find and re-locate all the services and then dig a whopping big trench.
Managing traffic on an existing rail service all the time through. The Station itself is the easy bit.

Crows Nest, on the other hand, has ALREADY dug the hole. The $370M is just to fit it out.
https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/370-million-crows-nest-station-contract-awarded

cheers
John
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
A price tag of $507m would be worth it if the project encompassed a large scale development including medium and high density housing towers, commercial and entertainment venues, open space, public areas etc.

Have it so that there is a seamless transfer between carparks, tram and train, where everything just flows. Design it so that it is exciting for people to be there, and they want to come again and again.

Being at Glen Huntly, such a hub (or should that be nub) should be called the G-Spot! Laughing
  Madjikthise Deputy Commissioner

When was there a name change?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
When was there a name change?
"Madjikthise"
Good question; I knew it as Glenhuntly.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
When was there a name change?
Good question; I knew it as Glenhuntly.
Valvegear
I was being pedantic. Glen Huntly, Spring Vale, even Edith Vale, etc.

Glenhuntly is equivalent in nomenclature to Glenwaverley.
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
Daniel Bowen has posted on twitter that the cost of this LX removal also includes works at Caulfield. After the CD9 works caused some changes this one may well finish off what was started then.

Neil
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/glen-huntly

however:
Glenferrie
Glenorchy
Glengarry
Glenrowan
Glenroy
Glenthompson

but:
Glen Iris
Glen Eira
  Upven Junior Train Controller

Daniel Bowen has posted on twitter that the cost of this LX removal also includes works at Caulfield. After the CD9 works caused some changes this one may well finish off what was started then.

Neil
ngarner
That makes some sense.

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