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St Albans

Works are underway in St Albans as part of the Sunbury Line Upgrade.

Works around Ginifer station

As part of the $2.1 billion Sunbury Line Upgrade, a range of enhancements will enable bigger, more modern trains to run more frequently on the line once the Metro Tunnel is complete. This includes a new substation in St Albans.

We’re building an electrical substation at the corner of Willaton and Bent streets within land set aside for rail purposes. We chose this site after assessing multiple potential locations.

Below are artist impressions of the new St Albans substation. Final designs will be made available to the community from early 2021.

Click on any image to enlarge it and then use the arrows or your keyboard to scroll through the gallery.

Construction impacts

Works will be carefully planned to limit disruption to commuters and the local community. However, activities may create noise, dust and vibration typical of construction activities.

A construction site will be established in the area to support the substation works. It will accommodate site facilities, equipment laydown and create a safe barrier between the construction site and pedestrians.

Site establishment activities will also include installing Tree Protection Zones for trees remaining near the construction of the new substation. There will also be drainage, sewerage and earthworks required onsite to connect services, such as storm water to the substation building.

To facilitate works in the area, detours and signs will be in place during construction to ensure the safety of the community and workers.

There may be some unavoidable disruption to rail services so the work can be undertaken safely. Bus replacement services will be provided during any planned disruptions.

At times, out of hours works will also be required. Advance notification will be provided to local residents ahead of all out of hours construction activities.
The project team is working to minimise disruption to the community. We will keep local residents and the community updated as to how these disruptions will be managed as project designs and construction plans progress.

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Construction timeframes

Preparation works for substation construction will begin from mid-2021. The first stage of works will involve clearing and utility connection works. Major construction on the substation building will start from late 2021 and is expected to be completed by 2022.

Detailed construction information will be provided to local communities prior to the start of works.

Fact sheet

Download the St Albans substation fact sheet (PDF, 5.6 MB).

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