Works To Improve Reliability On The Upfield Line

02 September 2019

Works to improve reliability on the Upfield line are ramping up with track, signal and electrical upgrades to take place this week – improving reliability for passengers.

Between tonight and Wednesday, crews will carry out works to compact rock under the tracks, points renewal and upgrades to improve electrical flow across the line.

The works will take place between North Melbourne and Upfield stations, which cater for more than 262,000 passengers each week.

The works will take place at night, with buses replacing trains between 8.30pm and last train during the works, which will deliver more reliable track, signals and overhead equipment, reducing the risk of faults.

The Andrews Labor Government’s contract with Metro Trains is putting passengers first with more than $330 million spent each year on maintenance and renewal across the metropolitan train network.

Passengers are also benefiting from more services than ever before as well as an increased focus on the day-to-day experience built into the new contracts.

For more information on the upcoming works go to

Quote attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

“Whether it’s track, signal and electrical upgrades or getting on with building the biggest transport projects in Victoria’s history, we’re making it easier for passengers to get to where they need to go.”

Quote attributable to Member for Broadmeadows Frank McGuire

“The investment in these essential works will deliver more reliable track, signal and overhead equipment. This will lead to fewer faults and better services on the Upfield line.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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