Williams Landing railway station?

 
  Tornado_ALIVE Station Staff

http://wyndham-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/getting-into-the-williams-landing-zone/

Getting into the Williams Landing zone

THE Public Transport Users Association has warned against including the new Williams Landing train station in zone one, saying it was likely to increase fares overall.

The State Government has announced that Abigroup will design and build a new station and road overpass at Williams Landing.

The project is expected to cost $110 million - $86 million for the station and $24 million for the overpass. Construction should begin within weeks and be completed late next year.

Many readers responded to the news by calling for the station to be rezoned zone one, saying Wyndham commuters would continue to drive to Laverton station to avoid the more expensive zone two fares.

But PTUA president Daniel Bowen said the problem with including the new station in zone one was that people using other zone two stations at Hoppers Crossing and Werribee would want them to be also rezoned one.

He said he could understand why people would want to travel from zone one as it was about 80 per cent cheaper than zone two.

“But you end up with a single zone system that would cut revenue and increase fares across the system. That’s what happened in Adelaide,” Mr Bowen said.

“A better solution would be to revise the fare structure so the jump between zone fares is not so sharp.”

Mr Bowen said frequent bus services between the station and areas such as Point Cook would discourage car use and decrease commuter costs.

A Transport Department spokeswoman said the new station would be in zone two.

“Fare zones are generally based on distance from Melbourne by train,” she said.

Laverton is the last station in zone one on the Werribee line.

“This is consistent with zoning of other lines on the network.”

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  Tornado_ALIVE Station Staff

http://wyndham-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/more-stores-coming-to-williams-landing/

More stores coming to Williams Landing

CONSTRUCTION of the first major stores at Williams Landing’s town centre is expected to begin by the end of next year following the State Government’s announcement of the contract for the new Williams Landing train station.

Developer Cedar Wood’s Victorian state manager Nathan Blackburne said work on the design of roads linking the town centre with the station had begun and construction of those would begin before the end of this year.

The Government and Wyndham Council have already signed off on plans for the town centre, which includes a Big W, Woolworths and Master home improvements store.

Mr Blackburne said speciality shops would soon be advertised for lease.

He said construction of the shopping centre and home improvements store would begin from mid to late next year and take a year to 18 months to complete.
  Tornado_ALIVE Station Staff

Starting the overpass now.

  2001 Moderator The Snow Lord

Location: The road jump at Charlotte Pass. Paxman Valenta on two planks.
Guys, at this point of the thread, discussion veered onto the topic of ticketing and zones. I have placed all of those posts into a new thread :

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11363397.htm
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Guys, at this point of the thread, discussion veered onto the topic of ticketing and zones. I have placed all of those posts into a new thread :

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11363397.htm
"2001"



... Now we can go over there and make that thread about a new railway station between Aircraft and Hoppers Crossing!!!1one

Seriously. Thanks. Though you should have probably just deleted the posts.  Twisted Evil
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
From the weekend.

Site huts for the construction of the station
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/melbourne-stations/image/595/E111_0809.jpg[/img]

Looking across the former airfield towards an Alstom Comeng
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/metro-trains-melbourne/image/595/E111_0858.jpg[/img]

Northern side of the Palmers Road freeway overpass
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/melbourne-stations/image/595/E111_0705.jpg[/img]

Comeng passing the former runway
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/metro-trains-melbourne/image/595/E111_0687.jpg[/img]
  Tornado_ALIVE Station Staff

http://www.williamslanding.com.au/files/williams_landing-railway_station_track_upgrade_and_other_works.pdf

Williams Landing Project
Construction update
Track upgrade, Signalling Works and Piling Works
Dear resident / business owner
The contract for the design and construction of the Williams Landing Project was
awarded to Abigroup Contractors Pty Ltd in August 2011.
The Williams Landing Project involves the construction of a new premium railway
station and an extension and widening of Palmers Road to provide transport access
to Williams Landing, one of Melbourne’s growing suburbs.
As construction commences on the project, residents are advised that there are
some track upgrade and signaling works planned for October and piling works
planned for November.
The track upgrade and signalling works (please refer to map below for work location)
will include excavation as well as installation of concrete sleepers and rail tracks. The
existing underground signalling system will also be relocated to allow for construction
of a new section of track.

These works will commence at 8.00pm on Friday 21 October 2011 until the
completion of the works, no later than 4.00am on Monday 24 October 2011.
Following these works, the next stage of construction will involve drilling piles to
construct foundations for the station platform and Palmers Road extension.
Please refer to map above.
These works will commence at 12.00pm on Friday 25 November 2011 until the
completion of the works, no later than 4.00am on Monday 28 November 2011.
Please note that due to the proximity of the railway line, and to ensure the safety of
the workforce and public, these works are required to take place whilst trains are not
operating. Machinery such as excavators, trucks and piling rigs will be used and
residents may hear some noise. All efforts will be made by Abigroup to minimise
noise and disruptions.
The project team will provide regular information updates to keep the local
community and key stakeholders up-to-date as the project progresses.
  John_Proctor Train Controller

http://wyndham-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/more-stores-coming-to-williams-landing/

More stores coming to Williams Landing

CONSTRUCTION of the first major stores at Williams Landing’s town centre is expected to begin by the end of next year following the State Government’s announcement of the contract for the new Williams Landing train station.

Developer Cedar Wood’s Victorian state manager Nathan Blackburne said work on the design of roads linking the town centre with the station had begun and construction of those would begin before the end of this year.

The Government and Wyndham Council have already signed off on plans for the town centre, which includes a Big W, Woolworths and Master home improvements store.

Mr Blackburne said speciality shops would soon be advertised for lease.

He said construction of the shopping centre and home improvements store would begin from mid to late next year and take a year to 18 months to complete.
"Tornado_ALIVE"


They are applying for a planning permit for these particular stores at the moment.  There is an overarching permit for the whole site which requires that a certain square meterage of shops be open when the train station is... also requires the land owner to building roads to connect the station to the surrounding road network.

unfortunately the first shops to be built are about 200-300 metres away from teh station for some reason instead of directly opposite the station, that space will be a later stage of the shopping centre.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
More construction shots:
http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/geelong-line/williams-landing/

Looking north along the former RAAF runway
[img]http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/cache/geelong-line/williams-landing/E112_9032_640.jpg[/img]

Looking north over the BG and SG tracks into the former RAAF base
[img]http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/cache/geelong-line/williams-landing/E112_9026_640.jpg[/img]

Looking down the line, LX over the standard gauge to access the site. Note the new stanchion bases in the dirt, the down line will be slewed for an island platform
[img]http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/cache/geelong-line/williams-landing/E112_9017_640.jpg[/img]

Piling rig at work between the BG and SG tracks
[img]http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/cache/geelong-line/williams-landing/E112_9024_640.jpg[/img]
  alanrrll Beginner

Great photos! keep it up!

Will wait for the next batch!
  weeny25 Beginner

https://irse.org.au/knowledge/local-meeting-presentations/doc_download/765-growth-area-stations-program-

Found this presentation, showing detailed info about William's Landing, Caroline Springs, Lynbrook and Cardinia road stations.
  tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned
https://irse.org.au/knowledge/local-meeting-presentations/doc_download/765-growth-area-stations-program-

Found this presentation, showing detailed info about William's Landing, Caroline Springs, Lynbrook and Cardinia road stations.
"weeny25"

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  weeny25 Beginner

Oops, didn't see that.

Go to
https://irse.org.au/knowledge/local-meeting-presentations/cat_view/45-local-meeting-presentations/37-melbourne-local-meeting-presentations

Scroll down to "Growth Area Stations Program" and click download. Then it'll work.
  Brendan03 Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Oops, didn't see that.

Go to
https://irse.org.au/knowledge/local-meeting-presentations/cat_view/45-local-meeting-presentations/37-melbourne-local-meeting-presentations

Scroll down to "Growth Area Stations Program" and click download. Then it'll work.
"weeny25"


Oh wow, That's quite an a thorough document. Thanks for sharing!
  alanrrll Beginner

Any more updated pics?!
  tram19 Station Master

I drive along the freeway past the new station a couple of times a week and there has been much activity on both the station and the overpass in the last month.

Today the main support beams were being installed over the railway for the Palmers Rd extension. Hopefully someone can get some photos soon.

Nick
  Kerpal Deputy Commissioner

Where's wongm when you need him?  Laughing
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Where's wongm when you need him?  Laughing
"Kerpal"

Down the pub?

There are a few more recent photos on Vicsig:
http://www.vicsig.net/infrastructure/location/Williams-Landing
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I drove past today for the first time in a few weeks, progress has sped right up. The 'down' line has been skewed out of the way, and the new island platform is in place. There are also support structures in place for the roof of the undercover waiting area. Work has also began on the DDA compliant (that's government speak for VERRY long) ramp.
  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
I drove past today for the first time in a few weeks, progress has sped right up. The 'down' line has been skewed out of the way, and the new island platform is in place.
"Gman_86"

The track was slewed a month or two ago - it was commissioned on the weekend of March 17/18"
http://www.vicsig.net/photo/20120317-wlm-up.jpg
http://www.vicsig.net/photo/20120317-wlm-down.jpg


  wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria
I finally went out to get some more recent photos...

As of yesterday the Palmers Road span over the broad gauge tracks is in place, with two more spans to go in: one across the standard gauge, and one across the access road to the carpark. Both spans are dependant on the completion of an intermediate pier, and the northern abutment.

The concrete 'fin' bits are the piers that will support the footbridge and overhead station concourse. The prefabricated platform has been dropped into place between the tracks, as has the steelwork for the platforms verandas. Work has also started on the steelwork for the platform access ramp.

Siemens approaches Williams Landing on the down
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/metro-trains-melbourne/E114_9987_595.jpg[/img]

Up Geelong train approaches the station
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/vline-melbourne/E115_0144_595.jpg[/img]

Citybound Siemens passes work on the new platforms and footbridge piers
[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/metro-trains-melbourne/E115_0175_595.jpg[/img]
  Tornado_ALIVE Station Staff
  JamesReid Beginner

Hi,

Any more photos of Williams Landing?

I'm guessing that all of the major infrastructure must now be in place?

Thanks!
James.

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