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Rail Maintenance Works

Rail Maintenance Works

Rail Maintenance Continues In August

Essential maintenance will be completed over 11 nights in August along the Gippsland rail corridor, as part of planned works by the State Government to boost reliability for passengers in the long term.

Road surfaces at level crossings in Garfield, Drouin and Stratford will be refurbished between August 6-15, improving access for vehicles and preventing future disruptions.

Crews will excavate the three level crossings to replace old sleepers and rails, before installing new track and re-asphalting the road.

Thankfully for passengers on the Gippsland Line, the works will be completed without disrupting V/Line services, with trains re-routed on to the adjacent line or works completed in between trains.

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Later in the month Metro Trains will also undertake a maintenance blitz on the Gippsland corridor from 16-18 August, completing essential track renewal between Caulfield and Dandenong.

As a result, all Traralgon train services will be replaced with coaches between Melbourne and Pakenham from about 9pm on 16 August until the last service on 18 August. Bairnsdale services will be replaced by coaches for all or part of the journey.

Metro will also complete additional maintenance, including sleeper, ballast and rail renewal, at night between Dandenong and Berwick after 9pm between August 19-21. Coaches will again replace late-evening trains between Melbourne and Traralgon.

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