Train services back

New Gap Road rail bridge, late June 2022. (Supplied)

After a 26-day construction blitz, in which crews worked around the clock to upgrade the Sunbury Line and construct the new bridge at the Gap Road level crossing in Sunbury, train services on the Sunbury and Bendigo lines are back.

An update from Rail Projects Victoria (RVP) thanked residents for their patience while it completed the “vital” upgrades.

“In August, another 10-day construction blitz will take place on the Sunbury Line with platform extension works, signalling upgrades and the commissioning of three substations at Sunbury, Delahey and St Albans,” RPV said.

“To allow for these upgrades, buses will replace trains between Sunshine and Sunbury stations from 9pm Saturday 13 August to last service Tuesday 23 August 2022. Coaches will also replace trains on the Bendigo, Swan Hill and Echuca lines from August 14 to 26, 2022.”