Fairfield station construction update - November 2022

UNITY Alliance would like to thank you for your continued patience over the recent October extended track possession while the project team undertook a significant amount of work within the rail corridor between Dutton Park and Salisbury stations.

In October 2022, UNITY Alliance removed the existing station timber overpass and stairs and installed the new overpass. During November, construction of the new overpass, station platforms and buildings will continue.
 

Details of work

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

  • Continue inground service relocation including excavation and installation of service conduits and pits
  • Continue installation of structural steel, roofing and fit-out (e.g., electrical services) of the new overpass and station buildings
  • Continue drainage and installation of rock anchors for rail corridor embankments
  • Continue concreting for station platforms and buildings
  • Moving site offices to 58 Mildmay Street laydown area.

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-four shifts per week in November, the following will occur:

  • Platform concrete slab pours using concrete trucks and concrete pump trucks accessing the rail corridor from Equity Street.

At Fairfield station and between 6:30pm and 6:30am Tuesday 1, Thursday 3 and Thursday 10 November, the following will occur:

  • Station building roof installation
  • Platform (edge) coping installation and tactile tiling, and slab concreting
  • Electrical service installation
  • Structural steel lifting (using a mobile crane) and installation
  • Delivery of materials and equipment onto station platforms.

At Fairfield station and between 6:30pm Saturday 5 and 3:00am Monday 7 November, the following will occur:

  • Overhead electrical line mast foundation and structural steel installation, modifications and banding works
  • Services location and relocation including under track crossing and above ground trough installation works
  • Station building roof installation
  • Platform (edge) coping installation and tactile tiling, and slab concreting
  • Electrical service installation
  • Structural steel lifting (using a mobile crane) and installation
  • Delivery of materials and equipment onto station platforms.

At Fairfield station and between 12:00am Saturday 26 and 3:00am Monday 28 November, the following will occur:

  • Station platform and building construction
  • Platform finishing works
  • Installation of overhead electrical line foundations and masts
  • Cable pulling for signalling.

 

Construction area, pedestrian access and temporary traffic changes

Map of Fairfield station works areas.

 

What to expect

During these works you will notice intermittent disruptions such as:

  • Fairfield station pedestrian overpass closed for construction until late-2022. Pedestrians are advised to use the Cronin Street pedestrian overpass (see map above)
  • 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.

 

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 page.

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