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We are delighted to share that work has begun to duplicate the rail line between Deer Park and Caroline Springs, and great news for Woodlea residents as the current platforms at Rockbank station will be extended and a sealed car park will also be built. The work is set to begin next year and be completed in 2019. Read below the full article featured on theage.com.au
Work has begun to duplicate the rail line between Deer Park and Caroline Springs, making way for an upgrade to the Ballarat corridor that is designed to improve regional and metropolitan train services.
The work coincides with the construction of the new Caroline Springs railway station - built to accommodate booming population growth in Melbourne's outer west. It is scheduled to open next year.
The Andrews government has allocated more than $500 million to upgrade the Ballarat line. The work is set to begin next year and be completed in 2019.
Under the Ballarat line upgrade, the track will be duplicated down to Melton. An additional three kilometres of single track will also be built west of Warrenheip.
Melton has been forced to rely on a single-track line with a V/Line service that has been overwhelmed by demand from the surrounding population.
In February The Age revealed that Public Transport Victoria had bid for funds to duplicate the line from Melton to Deer Park to enable an increase in train services.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said the "transformation" of the Ballarat train corridor would provide more reliable and frequent services to Melbourne's western suburbs, Melton and regional stops along the Ballarat line.
The Ballarat line upgrade includes three additional "crossing loops" at Bacchus Marsh, Ballan and Bungaree. They will allow trains to pass each other and help avoid severe congestion caused by unexpected delays.
New stabling will also be built at Melton and Rowsley to house extra carriages while second platforms will be added to Bacchus Marsh and Ballan stations.
At Rockbank station the current platforms will be extended and a sealed car park will also be built. There are no delays expected as a result of the current works, although some replacement buses are expected for the broader Ballarat line upgrade.
One of our GREAT residents has started an evening walking group from 7pm each Monday and encourages everyone to come along! The walking group commences at Frontier Park on Monday's at 7pm - we hope to see you there.
Who made it to our annual soccer clinic? Check out the highlights for those of you who missed out. Here's to living fitter at Woodlea!
It's mid week and the last thing you want to be doing is spending hours in the kitchen preparing dinner...check out this great range of fuss-free recipes that will keep your children as well as your feet happy!!
Get into the Christmas spirit by decorating your house and go into the draw to win some great prizes! Click below to find out more.
Do you have a HOT business idea but no idea how to bring it to life? No matter how crazy it may be, the 'Hot House Project,' run by the City of Melton, is your opportunity to receive training, mentoring & inspiration that will help you transform your idea into a new business startup!
Our water play zone is back up and running for the season!! Make the most of the warm weather this evening by bringing your kids down to the Fronier Adventure Park.
What a great turn out we had at the opening of Aintree's Walk Of Honour at this morning's Remembrance Day service. To honour & recognise those whom fought and still fight for our country is an honour and and now a long lasting legacy. For more details on the Walk Of Honour initiative, view channel 9's story here.