Abigroup restores historic Maryborough railway station
29 July 2010
Abigroup has completed a $5 million contract from V/Line to restore the historic Maryborough railway station in Victoria back to operational status and to construct a new platform at Creswick railway station.
The restored station was officially re-opened by Victorian Premier John Brumby on Saturday 24 July and services resumed the following day.
Greg Rush, General Manager of Abigroup Rail, said, “We are delighted to have completed this important contract which has returned passenger rail services back to the residents of Maryborough and the Central Goldfields area.
“The contract was completed on time and the project team did an exceptional job in providing a quality outcome in just two months.”
The major capital works required at Maryborough Station included:
- re-establishing passenger and staff facilities;
- upgrading the platform surface;
- provision of ticketing systems; and
- related infrastructure works.
Abigroup also constructed secure passenger train stabling facilities in Maryborough which included driver/crew facilities and drivers' paths and lighting.
The work at Creswick Station involved constructing a new single faced platform and station car parking.
Premier John Brumby at the re-opening ceremony
The first train leaves the newly-refurbished station