A significant portion of excavation has recently been completed as part of the Glenroy Level Crossing Removal Project, following nine days of intensive works for the new rail trench.

A team of more than 300 workers excavated a section of the new rail trench within the rail corridor. Construction crews along Waterloo Road in the south and Electric Street in the north installed 4,000 new concrete sleepers and replaced 3km of rail track.

Four hundred truck loads delivered 4,500 tonnes of new ballast, helping to create the sections of track which will see the new rail alignment tie in with the old track. During peak periods, trucks were coming to and from the construction site every five minutes to deliver and remove materials.

Excavation works continued, within the old Hartington Street car park, with crews stabilising and concreting the trench walls. The team also completed foundations for the new station concourse, ahead of construction beginning on the new station in coming months.

Once complete, pedestrians will be able to use the station concourse to cross the train line at ground level, connecting Post Office Place and Hartington Street for the first time in over 100 years.

Excavation of the rail trench will continue until October 2021.

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