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The Victorian Government has completed an intensive construction blitz that has added 40 extra services per week for passengers on the Hurstbridge Line. 

The new Greensborough and Montmorency stations – which offer better weather protection, safer connections, and access for people of all abilities – will stop at these additional services. 

The stations are open following the final stages of testing that took place on 28 April 2023.

Victorian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan, said, “After an intensive 44 day construction blitz, we’ve delivered new stations, removed level crossings and now we’re adding more trains, more often – we promised Victorians we’d get on with duplicating the Hurstbridge Line and we’ve delivered on our promise.”

Once the new timetable comes into effect on 28 May 2023, the completion of the Hurstbridge Line Duplication will add more than 75 extra services across the Hurstbridge, Mernda, Belgrave and Lilydale and Alamein lines.

The new stations at Greensborough and Montmorency offer better weather protection, safer connections to the surrounding area and access for people of all abilities.

Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Ben Carroll, said, “Victorians deserve a great public transport system they can rely on to get them where they need to go and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered for thousands of people in Melbourne’s north-east.”

Platform 2 at Diamond Creek Station was also upgraded during the six week construction blitz, and a new signalised pedestrian crossing behind Diamond Valley College will make trips to school safer for students.

Member for Bundoora Colin Brooks said, “The Hurstbridge Line Duplication brings massive benefits to Melbourne’s rapidly growing north-east, delivering more train services and less crowding on peak services, as well as brand new modern stations.”

A new walking and cycling path will be built between Greensborough and Montmorency stations by the end of 2023, connecting to the Plenty River Trail with a new pedestrian crossing.

Parking at Greensborough Station will become easier for train passengers, with early works underway on a new 100 space multi-deck car park and bus interchange set to open by late 2024.

Member for Eltham Vicki Ward said, “We’d like to thank locals for their patience while crews worked over the past six weeks to build new stations and carry out track duplication, so we can deliver better train services along the Hurstbridge Line.”

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