Getting new Preston rail bridge ready for trains

Vic Department of Transport

Work to remove the level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road is about to reach a major milestone, with the boom gates soon to be dismantled and new rail tracks connected to the existing Mernda Line.

The construction team will work 24/7 from 9pm Tuesday 17 May to Monday 30 May to get the rail bridge ready for trains.

During this time, the team will:

  • Remove boom gates and old rail infrastructure
  • Remove the old station platforms at Bell and Preston stations
  • Remove temporary station facilities at Bell Station
  • Continue work on the Mernda-bound rail bridge
  • Continue work on the new Bell and Preston stations
  • Connect the existing Mernda Line tracks with the new elevated rail track.
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