Following a two-week construction blitz, trains are now running on the new rail bridge over High Street in Reservoir and stopping at the brand-new Reservoir Station.
Crews worked around-the-clock to finish the kilometre-long bridge, install signalling equipment and complete the station canopy.
This significant milestone marks the removal of 31 level crossings, as well as 25 new stations opened.
The High Street intersection is now open for motorists to drive through, without being obstructed by trains. Removing this level crossing will boost safety and reduce travel time for the more than 36,000 vehicles who drive through the High Street intersection each day.
Finishing works will continue on the station into 2020, including installing new stairs and lifts, passenger waiting areas, seating, signage and parking facilities. Workers will also reinstate the bus interchange. More than 300 trees and 60,000 shrubs and grasses will be planted around the precinct.
Removing the High Street level crossing has also made room for a new civic plaza, which will rejuvenate the station precinct and improve pedestrian connectivity between Edwardes Street and Broadway. Pedestrians will be able to easily access the surrounding shops and businesses on either side of the tracks.