50 level crossings to be removed

 
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
BG at Werribee has re-opened fully, with driver training by PN and V/Line in recent days. Expect things to return to normal any day if they haven't already. They have some cleanup still to do, but will be probably done and all gone in a month or 2, with the on-track works seemingly complete.

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.

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  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Just in time for Steamrail to run to Ballarat via Werribee this coming Saturday.
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
At Lilydale, two complete piers now stand on the up side of the line, south of the Maroondah Hwy LX. There may be more but going through in peak hour as dusk was settling made it awkward to tell for sure. At least one piling rig is still working south of John St and there appeared to be a larger number of cranes there than the last time I checked.

Neil
  loopy Junior Train Controller



https://youtu.be/QuR6vR7_Xbk

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.
  Tii Locomotive Driver



https://youtu.be/QuR6vR7_Xbk

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.
loopy
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.
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
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 weekend



https://youtu.be/tjiMaUTAoVQ

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

Neil
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
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).
  trainbrain Chief Commissioner

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 weekend



https://youtu.be/tjiMaUTAoVQ

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

Neil
ngarner
They 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.
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
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).
Heihachi_73
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

Neil
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
More information on Lilydale progress:

All of the piers between the LX and John St are in place, totalling 12. The first module of the station is in place alongside Williams St East. The steelwork for two lift-shafts has gone up, north of the LX in what was the western car-park, and both would appear to have reached their final height. The LXRP web site suggested that the first beams would be placed over John St in the last few days but that doesn't appear to have happened yet, possibly the wild weather delayed any heavy lifting attempts. Considering that the whole Yarra Valley from east of Warburton in as far as Croydon lost power from Wednesday night, due to the wild weather, until some time this afternoon, with pockets still not restored, I'm not surprised that they didn't try any lifts.
As an aside the line was closed due to trees down over the track, possibly with damage to the catenary around Croydon / Mooroolbark area.

Neil
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
More information on Lilydale progress:

All of the piers between the LX and John St are in place, totalling 12. The first module of the station is in place alongside Williams St East. The steelwork for two lift-shafts has gone up, north of the LX in what was the western car-park, and both would appear to have reached their final height. The LXRP web site suggested that the first beams would be placed over John St in the last few days but that doesn't appear to have happened yet, possibly the wild weather delayed any heavy lifting attempts. Considering that the whole Yarra Valley from east of Warburton in as far as Croydon lost power from Wednesday night, due to the wild weather, until some time this afternoon, with pockets still not restored, I'm not surprised that they didn't try any lifts.
As an aside the line was closed due to trees down over the track, possibly with damage to the catenary around Croydon / Mooroolbark area.

Neil
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Looking at the photo on Reddit it looks like the damage is between Croydon and Ringwood East e.g. somewhere around the two 75 km/h curves between Mount Dandenong Rd and the Eastfield Rd bridge. Photo shows a double stanchion with one which has been bent into the other. It could be Croydon-Mooroolbark but I can't think of another area like that with those trees.

https://redd.it/nwes6n
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
Certainly could be that location Lockie, as it wasn't clear from the photo I saw. There was a fair bit of large debris on the line near the Mooroolbark Rd bridge when I went past on Thursday, but nothing quite matching those trees

Neil
  ngarner Deputy Commissioner

Location: Seville
And those metal structures at Lilydale are not lift shafts, since the LXRP website is calling them "clock towers"

Neil

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