Big Build rail upgrade boom for Melbourne’s west

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In a transport infrastructure boom for Melbourne’s west, Melton will soon be level crossing-free, new stations will be built at Tarneit West and Truganina, and a third station upgraded at Albion.

Four additional level crossings will be removed by 2028, paving the way for more train services to Melton and reducing traffic congestion for the 73,000 vehicles that use the crossings each day.

Getting rid of level crossings

The newly announced level crossing removals will happen at:

  • Coburns Road, Melton
  • Exford Road, Melton
  • Ferris Road, Melton
  • Hopkins Road, Truganina.

Work will start next year to remove the level crossings.

The boom gates are currently down for 28 minutes of the morning peak while 16 trains pass through.

These 4 crossings will join 2 already removed along the Melton corridor at Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer, and Robinsons Road, Deer Park. A third removal is underway at Mt Derrimut Road. Altogether, we’re removing 17 level crossings in Melbourne’s west and north west, with 14 already gone.

This work to deliver more services for Melton passengers follows an upgrade to the Ballarat Line. This project delivered trains along the line every 20 minutes during the peak, meaning an extra 140 weekly services through Melton, and new stations at Cobblebank and Rockbank.

Upgrading train stations

As part of a more than $200 million package of works, a new station will be built at Tarneit West and the existing Albion Station will be overhauled, with planning works for a new Truganina Station.

Tarneit West Station will include a pedestrian crossing, a 4-bay bus interchange and parking for up to 400 commuters. The new Tarneit West and Truganina stations will better connect the growing suburbs in Melbourne’s west.

Albion Station will be rebuilt to become a modern, accessible station as part of the Melbourne Airport Rail project.

The new stations will play a role in getting the Sunbury Line ready for extra trains to run when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025. These works are part of $27 billion worth of investment in major transport infrastructure in Melbourne’s west and north west.

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