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Sunbury electrification project

Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2008, and was completed in 2012. Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations were upgraded, a new stabling yard built at the end of the line, overhead wires were installed above the tracks, and five new traction substations were built.

Portal structures south of Calder Park Drive, so that a future station can be built

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Dodgy level crossing at Diggers Rest: Diggers Rest-Coimadai Road and Calder Highway

Turn right out of this road when a train is coming, and you'll almost drive around the lowered boom gates

8 November 2012 19:37 PM
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More useless disabled parking bays at Diggers Rest: no wheelchair access at all

8 November 2012 19:36 PM
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Partially installed tactile paving in the Diggers Rest car park

8 November 2012 19:36 PM
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Massive car park on the western side of Diggers Rest station

8 November 2012 19:35 PM
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Up end of platform 1 at Diggers Rest

Apparently there were platform height issues here

8 November 2012 19:32 PM
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More phantom tactile paving, this time at Sunbury station

8 November 2012 18:35 PM
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Disabled car parks at Sunbury with no safe wheelchair access to the footpath

8 November 2012 18:35 PM
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Sheetmetal guards above the overhead on the Sunbury station footbridge

8 November 2012 18:33 PM
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Tactile paving leading into a garden bed at Sunbury station

8 November 2012 18:26 PM
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'Talking Brick' yet to be commissioned at Sunbury station

8 November 2012 18:23 PM
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Another incorrectly located stopping mark, this time at Sunbury platform 1

8 November 2012 18:21 PM
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Dodgy looking kerb ramp in the car park at Diggers Rest

8 November 2012 17:30 PM
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More phantom tactile paving: entrance to the booking office at Diggers Rest

8 November 2012 17:29 PM
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Bus stops outside Diggers Rest station

8 November 2012 17:28 PM
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Another dodgy piece of conduit sticking out of the ground

8 November 2012 17:28 PM
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Dodgy conduit sticking out of the ground at Diggers Rest station

8 November 2012 17:27 PM
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Useless PIDS at Diggers Rest station

They scroll through the next timetabled train departure, then change back to 'Welcome to Diggers Rest'

8 November 2012 17:26 PM
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The other dodgy workmanship on the Sunbury line platforms - three rows of tactile dots had to be removed

8 November 2012 17:26 PM
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Dodgy looking platform tweaks at Diggers Rest platform 2

8 November 2012 17:24 PM
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Disabled car parks at Diggers Rest, with no wheelchair access to the footpath

8 November 2012 17:24 PM
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Phantom tactile paving in the car park at Diggers Rest

8 November 2012 17:23 PM
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Room for another 3-car long platform extension at the up end of Diggers Rest

Long term the plan is for 9-car trains on the Sunbury line

8 November 2012 17:19 PM
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LED clock at Diggers Rest, with a dodgy 'Metlink' sticker affixed

8 November 2012 17:17 PM
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