Fairfield station construction update - September 2022

During August 2022, UNITY Alliance installed platform canopy structural steel, continued earthworks, platform drainage, service relocations and commenced construction of a temporary site laydown area at 58 Mildmay Street. During September, construction of platforms, station buildings, and the pedestrian overpass will continue.

 

Works at Fairfield station are progressing well. The station is on schedule to reopen to customers in late 2022.

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during September 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Installing temporary fencing within the Fairfield Gardens car park, for construction vehicles only during the station upgrade
  • Continue inground service relocation including excavation and installation of service conduits and pits
  • Continue works for the new overpass, lifts and station buildings
  • Continue drainage and structural steel installation
  • Installation of rock anchors for rail corridor embankments
  • Continue concreting for station platforms and buildings.

 

Out of hours work

The following activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours but are timed to take place within a planned track closure, as outlined below.

At Fairfield station, and between 3:00am and 6:30am Monday through Saturday in September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Platform concrete slab pours using concrete trucks and pump trucks.

At Fairfield station, and nightly between 10:00pm and 4:00am Monday 19 to Friday 23 September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Platform 2 canopy roofing works and platform foundation works
  • Installation of the new pedestrian overpass and structural steel using mobile cranes under traffic control
  • Loading materials and equipment onto station platforms during temporary full road closures (see map below).

At Fairfield station, and nightly between 10:00pm and 4:00am Monday 26 to Friday 30 September 2022, the following works will occur:

  • Platform 2 canopy roofing works and platform foundation works
  • Installation of the new pedestrian overpass and structural steel using mobile cranes under traffic control
  • Loading materials and equipment onto station platforms during temporary full road closures (see map below).

 

Construction area, pedestrian access and intermittent traffic changes

Map of Fairfield station works area.

 

What to expect

During these works you will notice intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Intermittent full closure of Mildmay Street / Ashby Street between Lanyard Street and Southall Street, and Equity Street between Cronin Street and Clive Street (as per map overleaf). Access will be maintained to properties located within the road closure extents under traffic control guidance. Other motorists will need to seek an alternative route. Some delays may be experienced
  • Intermittent single lane closures on Equity Street and Mildmay Street (see map above).
  • Trucks, frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, mobile cranes, concrete trucks, concrete pump trucks, concrete saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

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Alternative transport

To help customers reach their destination during the Fairfield station closure, there will be alternative transport options. For more information about alternative transport locations and tips, please visit the dedicated Fairfield station rebuild page or use the links below.

Signage will be in place to direct motorists, pedestrians and cyclists around works areas. Please observe the directions of traffic control while passing through the area.

We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to update you as work progresses.

 

Fairfield station construction update - October 2022

During September 2022, UNITY Alliance continued platform drainage and foundation works, service relocations and installation of the new overpass stair footings.

In October, the existing timber overpass and stairs at the station will be removed to allow construction of the new overpass to progress. Structural steel installation and platform construction works will continue.

From 1 October, the pedestrian overpass at Fairfield station will be closed until late 2022 while a new accessible overpass is built. Pedestrians are advised to use the Cronin Street pedestrian overpass during this period (see Map 2 below).
 

Details of work

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday during September and October 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • Continue inground service relocation including excavation and installation of service conduits and pits
  • Continue construction of the new overpass, lifts and station buildings
  • Continue drainage and structural steel installation
  • Continue installation of rock anchors for rail corridor embankments
  • Continue concreting for station platforms and buildings.

The following activities will occur outside the project’s normal working hours, as outlined below.

At Fairfield station and between 3:00am and 6:30am Monday-Saturday for two shifts per week in September and October, the following will occur:

  • Platform concrete slab pours using concrete trucks and pump trucks.

At Fairfield station and nightly between 6:30pm and 6:30am Monday 19 to Thursday 29 September 2022, the following will occur:

  • Installing structural steel for station canopies onto platforms using a mobile crane.
  • Gravity wall installation from Mildmay Street
  • Backfilling retaining walls from Equity Street
  • Intermittent closures of Equity Street (see Map 2 below).

At Fairfield station and nightly between 6:30pm and 6:30am Saturday 1 and Friday 28 October, the following will occur:

  • Platform 2 canopy roofing works and platform foundation works
  • Structural steel installation
  • Delivering materials and equipment onto station platforms.

What to expect

During these works you will notice intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Closure of the Fairfield station pedestrian overpass from 1 October until late 2022. Pedestrians are advised to use the Cronin Street pedestrian overpass (see Map 2 below)
  • Intermittent closures of Mildmay Street / Ashby Street between Lanyard Street and Southall Street, and Equity Street between Cronin Street and Clive Street. Access will be maintained to properties located within the road closure extents under traffic control guidance.
  • Trucks, frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, mobile cranes, concrete trucks, concrete pump trucks, concrete saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise, vibration and dust associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

 

New overpass delivery and installation: Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October 2022

The following activities are scheduled to occur between 6:30pm and 6:30am, Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October, weather and construction conditions permitting:

  • No parking areas established (see Map 1 below)
  • Installation of a temporary prop within the rail corridor to assist with overpass installation
  • Delivery of overpass modules to Equity Street on over-sized trucks under escort. The modules will be stored on Equity Street while works are undertaken before they are lifted into place on night shift
  • Installation of temporary barriers to establish safe work areas
  • Lifting the three modules and structural steel into place using mobile cranes under traffic control
  • Connecting overpass modules together using rattle guns
  • Demobilisation of the crane at the end of lifting activity

During these works you will notice intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Temporary changes to on street parking on Cronin Street, Lagonda Street, Equity Street, Mildmay Street and Victoria Street from Wednesday 28 September to 4 October for oversize deliveries (see Map 1 below)
  • Closure of Equity Street between Fanny Street and Cronin Street from Wednesday 28 September to Monday 10 October (see Map 1 below)
  • Intermittent full closure of Mildmay Street / Ashby Street between Lanyard Street and Southall Street, and Equity Street between Cronin Street and Clive Street (see Map 1 below).
  • Trucks including over-sized loads under escort, large mobile cranes, concrete trucks, concrete pump trucks, concrete saws, pneumatic impact wrenches (rattle guns), small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel
  • Increased noise associated with the use of heavy machinery and equipment.

 

Map 1: Construction area, pedestrian access and temporary traffic changes for overpass works

Fairfield overpass works map

 

Track and station works: Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 October 2022

To undertake critical Cross River Rail works, there will be an extended nine-day track closure from Saturday 1 until Sunday 9 October. During this time works will be undertaken at Fairfield station continuously during the day and night to maximise the time trains are not operating in the rail corridor. The following works will be undertaken during this period:

  • Platform concrete slab pours using concrete trucks and pump trucks
  • Laying platform paving
  • Removal of the timber overpass and stairs using mobile cranes
  • Structural steel installation
  • Electrical cable installation
  • Excavation for Mildmay Street station entry.

During these works you will notice intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Closure of the Fairfield station pedestrian overpass from 1 October until late 2022. Pedestrians are advised to use the Cronin Street pedestrian overpass (see Map 2 below)
  • Full closures of Mildmay Street / Ashby Street between Lanyard Street and Southall Street, and Equity Street between Cronin Street and Clive Street continuously 1 – 9 October. Access will be maintained to properties located within the road closure extents under traffic control guidance.
  • Trucks, frontend loaders, excavators with rock breakers, vacuum trucks, mobile cranes, concrete trucks, concrete pump trucks, concrete saws, small power tools, minor vibrating equipment and mobile lighting towers to light work areas at night
  • Changes around your local area such as construction vehicles, traffic management signs and personnel

 

Map 2: Construction area, pedestrian access and temporary traffic changes

Fairfield October works

 

If you want to know more, all of this information is available in PDF form: