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14 total matches for "October 11" OR "2008" - 7 albums and 7 images.

2008 Metwest Southern Cross Station resignalling

2008 Metwest Southern Cross Station resignalling

Over the Queens Birthday long weekend from 6 - 9 June 2008 the connection between Southern Cross Station and the suburban tracks was reconfigured and resignalled. New dual gauge trackwork was installed to platform 2, along with dual runaround tracks, a standard gauge motorail dock, and the replacement of the mechanical interlocking at Spencer Street No.1 signal box with a new Solid State Interlocking.

2008 track relaying

2008 track relaying

May 11, 2008

In 2008 the railways discovered that the bits of track on the Geelong line that they did not upgrade under the Regional Fast Rail project (Little River - Lara and Corio - Geelong) now needed to be relaid. So now they need to cancel all trains at night, hire a bunch of guys at huge penalty rates, and handle each and every sleeper manually instead of using a special track layer to do it automatically - great cost saving ideas there guys...

Corio Independent Goods Line

Corio Independent Goods Line

October 27, 2019

The Corio Independent Goods Line is a project to provided dual gauge freight access to the Port of Geelong. Work started in 2008 with the first train running in October the same year.

Laverton Rail Upgrade project

Laverton Rail Upgrade project

June 5, 2010

In 2008 the Laverton Rail Upgrade project was announced, to provide facilities for short starter trains to terminate at Laverton station. An additional citybound platform was built on the north side of the station, and an additional track was laid towards Altona to allow the services to operate independently of the main line. In addition, the station buildng was upgraded, and a new overhead footbridge provided.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne

December 28, 2018

In 2008-09 the station was rebuilt, with a new concourse being added at the city end

Pacific National wagon scrapping

Pacific National wagon scrapping

May 2, 2008

In 2008 Pacific National started to scrap a huge collection of wagons that have been located at North Geelong Yard for varying periods of time. Wagons included ELX open wagons, various flavours of louvred vans, VHSF covered sand and fertiliser hoppers, and ancient VHCA cement hoppers. Trying to make money back from wagons too uneconomical to repair, or just scrapping everything so the competition can't use it - who knows...

Wendouree

Wendouree

A new station under construction in 2008, and opened in 2009.