Contracts have been awarded for the $530 million Hurstbridge Line Duplication, which is expected to generate 1500 jobs at peak construction in Victoria.
An alliance of Acciona, Coleman Rail, WSP and Metro Trains Melbourne will deliver the project.
It is part of an $18 billion investment in dozens of major transport projects in Melbourne’s north eastern suburbs.
Around three kilometres of track will be duplicated between Greensborough and Montmorency and 1.5 kilometres of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen.
The project aims to improve reliability and enable trains to run, on average, every 7 minutes from Greensborough and every 10 minutes from Montmorency and Eltham during the morning peak.
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Designs for the two new stations at Greensborough and Montmorency have also been revealed. The designs include vegetation, landscaping, connectivity to the local community and improved parking.
Landscaping will see more than 1900 trees and 37,500 shrubs, plants and grasses planted around the stations and along the rail track.
Solar panels, rainwater tanks and LED lighting will also be included in the design.