How is Bentleigh Station tracking?
Several weeks ago, we published a blog post regarding the contract we had secured at Bentleigh Station in conjunction with John Holland Contractors. With digging having commenced onsite, we thought this was a good opportunity to take a look at how the project is shaping up.
Australian Handrails will begin implementing architectural metal works shortly, with dozens of employees from various companies currently working around the clock to ensure that the deadline for Bentleigh Station is being met.
Staff from John Holland, Geotechnical Engineering and Coleman Rail have spent 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the last fortnight battling Melbourne’s bitter weather in a bid to prepare the area for contractors to initiate the next phase of the process.
There has been a massive amount of manpower invested into this redevelopment and the results thus far have been telling, with an astonishing amount of earth already removed from the site by those enduring the elements.
Bentleigh is one of three railway stations (the others being McKinnon and Ormond) on the Frankston line that are being revamped as part of the Andrews State Government’s Level Crossing Removal scheme, one with a target of 50 by 2022.
The Bentleigh rebuild will not only eliminate the hazardous crossing area but include the addition of other beneficial features such as Myki gates, a pedestrian crossing and retail frontage within the station.
By the time the project is complete, those doing the hard yards onsite will have well and truly earned their break.