au Melbourne MTM Montmorency station

AUSTRALIA: An alliance of Acciona, Coleman Rail, and WSP has been awarded a contract for infrastructure works as part of the A$530m Hurstbridge Line Duplication project on the Metro Trains Melbourne network.

This includes signalling, power and infrastructure upgrading works, the construction of stations in Greensborough and Montmorency, and doubling around 3 km of track between the sites and 1∙5 km between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen. Completion is planned for 2022.

The works will enable an increase in services to reduce crowding on peak trains and provide better connections to public transport in northeast Melbourne, and form part of the Victoria state’s government’s Level Crossing Removal Project to eliminate 75 level crossings.