V/Line and Coleman Rail (an ACCIONA company) in conjunction with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) have completed the new Caroline Springs Station located on the Ballarat line. The new station is situated between the existing Deer Park and Rockbank Railway Stations and now provides service to the residents of Caroline Springs and surrounding suburbs. The purpose of the project was to enhance Public Transport options in Melbourne’s rapidly growing western region and provide the local community with improved access to their jobs, schooling and social necessities.
Location: Victoria, Australia
Infrastructure: The revised works completed included modification to the existing platform to convert it to a center island platform, the installation of 1 km of new track around the platform, a pedestrian underpass, building upgrades and ticket office extension. A passenger waiting room was also constructed as well as enlarged undercover waiting areas, public toilet facilities, and landscaping/re-vegetation of the car park and front entrance approaches.
Completion date: January 2017
Project Value: AU$21 million
Coleman Rail, an ACCIONA company was awarded role of Head Contractor for the revised scope of Caroline Springs Station development. The design elements of the project were completed in conjunction with services provided by Opus. UGL were separately contracted to design and construct the signalling works.
The construction of Caroline Springs station was a V/Line and Public transport Victoria (PTV) project undertaken to extend transport alternatives to communities in Melbourne’s growing outer western suburbs. The new station was built on the existing Ballarat line and is estimated to be utilized by over 1500 passengers per day. The station was expanded to ensure its ability to service additional trains following the planned Deep Park to Melton line duplication.
The original project scope was to construct a single-sided platform with shelter and seating, bus bays, taxi rank and facilities for Protective Services Officers. The revised scope included modification to the existing platform to convert it to a center island platform, installation of 1 km of new track around the platform, installation of 2 tie-in-points, a pedestrian underpass, building upgrades and ticket office extension, a passenger waiting room, enlarged undercover waiting areas, public toilet facilities, and the landscaping/re-vegetation of the car park and front entrance approaches.
Caroline Springs Station was successfully completed in January 2017 through the collaborative approach taken by V/Line, Coleman Rail and UGL all working closely together with the common goal of delivering this project on time.