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IET Site Visit - METRO Train Epping & Craigieburn Facilities 2014


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A fantastic opportunity to visit to the two Train Maintenance Depots of Metro Trains in Melbourne with a representative from Metro Trains as your host and guide for the day.

Date and Time

02 April 2014 - 08:30-13:00


Melbourne, Australia - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Aus - Victoria local network.

About this event

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Epping Facility History

The suburban train depot was opened in 1990, with the station rebuilt at the same time. The depot was opened to replace the Jolimont Workshops in central Melbourne, and was built at a cost of $40 million. The depot covers 10.8 hectares, and can accommodate 31 trains, with the facility including a main workshop building, four elevated tracks, two lifting tracks, and trains wash.

 Craigieburn Facility History

The Craigieburn train maintenance facility is located at the Craigieburn Stabling Yard. The yard is located approximately 30 km north of the CBD, adjacent toHume Highway/Sydney Road. 

The Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility

The Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility

Craigieburn facility is one of the largest and most modern train maintenance facilities in Australia, including stabling roads, a train wash facility, and a jacking road for train maintenance works. There will also be an amenities building onsite for train drivers and maintenance staff and sub stations.

The Craigieburn train maintenance facility includes the following:

  • A maintenance Building housing three inspection roads, a lift road, tools store, back shop, bogie storage, staff amenities, rail tracks and overhead electrification, lifting, crainage and turntable systems, castellated key interlocking systems, access Platforms, building services (mechanical, electrical, CCTV, hydraulic, fire, communication and success control services) and facility plant equipment
  • Ancillary Works consisting of a gate house, fencing and security, roads, hardstand areas, car parking and pedestrian walk ways, landscaping, acceleration and deceleration lanes and associated works on Sydney road, rail tracks, signalling and overhead electrifications, fire services, rain water harvesting. The $65million Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility was constructed by John Holland under a design and construct contract for the Department of Transport. It opened in 2012.



Activity Description


Depart from (by coach) Federation Square, Russell Court, (coach stop behind Federation Square, off Flinders Street)


Arrive at Epping Depot


Introduction and Quick Safety Brief


Depot walk around (split in two groups


Q&A Session


Depart for Craigieburn Depot


Arrive at Craigieburn Depot




Quick Safety Brief


Depot walk around (split in two groups)


Q&A Session


Depart for return to CBD (by coach) with drop off at Federation Square

Reasons to attend

  • Unique opportunity to visit 2 great sites managed by Metro trains: Craigieburn Facility  and the Epping Facility
  • Meet and ask questions to a representative from Metro Trains Rolling for the whole visit


Member: $5, Non-Member:$20

Additional information

Important Information

For Safety, as it is a workshop environment, you will be required to wear solid shoes, no open toe, or high heels, long sleeves, no shorts, no skirts.

Please note that there are limited positions available. Book early to avoid missing out!

Registration information

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Click on Register again and it will bring you to a new page to enter your details with payment information.
Note: Only Mastercard/VISA credit card are accepted.


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