Progress of works to remove level crossing on Springvale Road in Springvale as of late July 2013. Service relocations have been completed and major civil works are underway to construct a new rail cutting and station immediately to the north of the existing lines.
The works are designed to keep the old line and station open as long as possible before shifting to the new line under Springvale Road. The car park to the north of the station has been closed to make way for the work site with additional car parking provided at nearby Sandown Park station.
Pair of original 1922 wire tensioning structures at DOWN end of station. Behind is a new substation and the original substation behind. The original has been decommissioned for decades and used mechanical rotary rectifiers to produce 1500V DC for the traction system. This used specially generated 20kV 25Hz power fed along the overhead on the upper extensions from Caulfield out to Springvale. The last of these structures is the one on the left from where it was fed to the substation. It was replaced in the 1950's by substations at Noble Park and Westall. The new facility to the left was built as part of the upgrade to Westall station and stabling yard.