Victoria Government Announces Construction of Two Modern Railway Stations
Two new train stations will be built in Australia's state of Victoria, along with additional train services beginning in the middle of 2023 on the Hurstbridge line and the opening of stations at Greensborough and Montmorency.
Mid-March is when building on the new stations is anticipated to start.
The 3.5 km of track duplication will be done as part of the government's Hurstbridge Line Duplication project.
The government anticipates that by duplicating the tracks between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen and between Greensborough and Montmorency, more trains will be able to travel along the line than before.
The new, modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency will offer better travel amenities, such as enhanced weather protection and safer linkages to the surrounding region, to meet the needs of the community now and in the future.
Between the two stations, a new walking and bicycling trail will be finished by the end of the year, making it simpler for people to commute and get exercise. Moreover, it will have a new signalised pedestrian crossing that connects to the Plenty River route.
Moreover, Diamond Creek Station's Platform 2 will be upgraded, and a new signalised pedestrian crossing will be constructed near Diamond Valley College for the convenience of the student body.
To improve safety, lessen traffic congestion, and increase the capacity of the train network, the government will remove 110 level crossings throughout Melbourne by the end of this decade.
Jacinta Allan, the minister of transportation and infrastructure for Victoria, stated: " We’re getting on with delivering more trains more often. Residents in Melbourne’s north-east can look forward to a new timetable and more services than ever before by the middle of the year.”
“This is the final push to complete the track duplication on the Hurstbridge line and build new modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency – which will mean a better experience for passengers right along the line.”
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