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ARTC workers will be carrying out essential rail maintenance and enhancement works this weekend on the railway line between Mile End and Belair, which is set to impact level crossings, walkways and pedestrian trains in the Adelaide Hills.
The Belair Line passenger network will also be temporarily closed following the last service on the evening of Friday 28 August and will resume from first service Monday 31 August 2020, while a number of level crossings will also be impacted.
ARTC’s General Manager of Asset Management – Interstate, Brian Green said there is an ongoing program of maintenance works in order to maintain a high standard of safety and reliability across our network.
“The works between Mile End and Belair over the course of the weekend will include level crossing renewals, resurfacing, rail replacement and pedestrian level crossing improvements,” Mr Green said.
“The level crossing at Main Road at Blackwood will be closed from 9am on 29 August to 5am on Sunday 30 August, which will include a replacement of the road surface and a full track reconstruction.
“Other closures include level crossings at Main Road at Glenalta, which will be closed from approximately 10.30am to 11pm Sunday 30 August and Grange Road at Mitcham, which will be closed from approximately 12am to 5pm Sunday 30 August.
“Other pedestrian crossings and walkways along the line will have closures progressively throughout the weekend, which will be indicated by signage that will be placed to direct the public to an alternative crossing.
“The maintenance work we’re doing is critical to the on-going safety and reliability of the rail network.
“ARTC makes the most of these short windows to carry out jobs in a planned approach that minimises the impact of major works on train operations and allows access to the tracks for works that cannot be done safely when trains are constantly running.
“We apologise for the inconvenience and as always we appreciate the patience and cooperation of motorists, commuters, pedestrians and customers who may be impacted.
“Our work teams will endeavor to minimise any noise and disruptions the works may cause.
“We also ask people in communities close to the rail corridor to be cautious during the shutdown period and keep an eye out for increased vehicle movements in and out of work sites.”
Passenger services will be replaced by busses stopping at all stations, while traffic management and approved road detours and diversions will be in place over the weekend.
More information is available on the ARTC website. Community members can also contact ARTC Enviroline on 1300 550 402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have questions about the works.
Media contact: ARTC media team 1300 196 401
This article first appeared on www.artc.com.au