Waterfall Stabling Yard and Platform Extension Project

Image of Waterfall Station platform showing a train pulling into the station

What are we doing at Waterfall Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Waterfall Station is being upgraded to accommodate a new fleet of longer trains, including track work within the rail corridor and a new stabling yard.
The work at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall and improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Upgrades include:

  • installing a new retaining wall along the boundary to widen the rail corridor and provide more tracks
  • extending the northern end of the island platform by about 40 metres to accommodate the longer fleet of intercity trains and allow passengers to access all carriages
  • rearranging tracks on the western side of the rail corridor to create a new train stabling yard to accommodate additional trains and introduce a freight loop
  • realigning and installing new overhead wiring and signalling equipment so the new trains can operate safely and efficiently
  • installing a new staff amenities building and connecting a footbridge to assist with efficient cleaning and maintenance of the new trains
  • improving safety on the platforms by upgrading lighting, closed circuit television, the passenger announcement systems, tactile paving and line marking as required by the platform extensions.

Project update

In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Site investigations and enabling work is underway in preparation for the start of main construction activities later this month. This work is expected to be finished mid-2020 and we are committed to working closely with our customers, local residents, businesses and staff during construction.

Activities being undertaken in September include:

  • completion of work on the retaining walls, including drainage installation
  • completion of enabling work and demobilisation of equipment, making way for main construction activities to progress
  • establishment of site compounds
  • track removal
  • vegetation removal within the rail corridor to enable earthworks.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts on the local community and will continue to keep the community informed about upcoming activities through regular updates.

Community consultation

We will continue to keep you informed through project updates and notifications to local residents and businesses published here on our webpage.

Planning approval for this project was granted in November 2019. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken between August and September last year. Your feedback was considered in the planning approval process. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.


What are we doing at Waterfall Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Waterfall Station is being upgraded to accommodate a new fleet of longer trains, including track work within the rail corridor and a new stabling yard.
The work at Waterfall will increase the number of train services along the line, allow longer trains to stop at Waterfall and improve the way freight and passenger services travel through the rail network.

Upgrades include:

  • installing a new retaining wall along the boundary to widen the rail corridor and provide more tracks
  • extending the northern end of the island platform by about 40 metres to accommodate the longer fleet of intercity trains and allow passengers to access all carriages
  • rearranging tracks on the western side of the rail corridor to create a new train stabling yard to accommodate additional trains and introduce a freight loop
  • realigning and installing new overhead wiring and signalling equipment so the new trains can operate safely and efficiently
  • installing a new staff amenities building and connecting a footbridge to assist with efficient cleaning and maintenance of the new trains
  • improving safety on the platforms by upgrading lighting, closed circuit television, the passenger announcement systems, tactile paving and line marking as required by the platform extensions.

Project update

In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Site investigations and enabling work is underway in preparation for the start of main construction activities later this month. This work is expected to be finished mid-2020 and we are committed to working closely with our customers, local residents, businesses and staff during construction.

Activities being undertaken in September include:

  • completion of work on the retaining walls, including drainage installation
  • completion of enabling work and demobilisation of equipment, making way for main construction activities to progress
  • establishment of site compounds
  • track removal
  • vegetation removal within the rail corridor to enable earthworks.

Every effort will be made to minimise any construction impacts on the local community and will continue to keep the community informed about upcoming activities through regular updates.

Community consultation

We will continue to keep you informed through project updates and notifications to local residents and businesses published here on our webpage.

Planning approval for this project was granted in November 2019. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken between August and September last year. Your feedback was considered in the planning approval process. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.


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