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Preston level crossing removal

The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston are being removed by raising the Mernda line onto an elevated viaduct, with new stations to be constructed at Preston and Bell.

22 kV aerial traction feeders terminated at the down end of Thornbury

Transitioning to underground cables beside the new elevated tracks

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:17 PM
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Tensorex spring tensioner waiting to be used to tie together new and old sections of overhead at the down end of Thornbury

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:16 PM
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Time lapse camera atop a neighbouring apartment block, pointed at the work site

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:10 PM
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Concrete pour completed between the two halves of the U-trough viaduct, section of formwork awaiting removal

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:09 PM
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Staircase made of scaffolding provides access to the viaduct at Bell Street

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:07 PM
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New elevated Bell station taking shape beside the existing

Down viaduct waiting the decommissioning of the ground level tracks, single track working to be used during that period

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:06 PM
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New elevated Bell station taking shape beside the existing

Down viaduct waiting the decommissioning of the ground level tracks, single track working to be used during that period

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:06 PM
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Array of temporary construction wiring connects the temporary station buildings at Bell to mains power and data lines

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:06 PM
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Temporary station buildings at Bell

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:05 PM
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Disused down end of Bell platform 1

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:58 AM
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Disused down end of Bell platform 2

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:58 AM
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Cranes at work erecting the up side structure at the future elevated Bell station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:54 AM
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Only the up track viaduct in place over Bell Street, Preston

Down viaduct waiting the decommissioning of the ground level tracks, single track working to be used during that period

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:54 AM
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Cranes at work erecting the up side structure at the future elevated Bell station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:52 AM
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Cranes at work erecting the up side structure at the future elevated Bell station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:47 AM
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Up end of the side platforms at the future elevated Bell station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:46 AM
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New traction substation taking shape beside the future rail viaduct at Bell

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:46 AM
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Up end of the side platforms at the future elevated Bell station

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:45 AM
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Two single track viaducts in place at the up end of Bell station

Newish tie station and an even newer substation beneath

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:44 AM
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Most of the two single track viaducts in place at the up end of Bell station

One span missing due to an overhead stanchion in the way

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:44 AM
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Traction power feeds on the overhead stanchions for the new elevated viaduct above the substation at Bell

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:43 AM
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Single missing span of the down track viaduct outside Bell station

Not yet installed due to an overhead stanchion in the way

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:43 AM
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Semi trailer delivers a north load of concrete sleepers to the work site at Bell

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:25 AM
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Up track viaduct comes back to ground at the up end of the Oakover Road level crossing

Down viaduct waiting the decommissioning of the ground level tracks, single track working to be used during that period

Tuesday 22 February 2022 11:24 AM
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