Removing 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne
Work to duplicate a 1.2 kilometre single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna on the Hurstbridge line is now complete, meaning more trains can operate on the line.
The project also included the removal of level crossings on Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna, in addition to building a new station at Rosanna.
Two extra weekday services have been added to the Hurstbridge line now the duplication is complete and the level crossings have been removed.
The first stage was delivered in mid-2018.
The second stage of this upgrade will include:
- a brand new train station at Greensborough
- the duplication of three kilometres of track between Greensborough and Montmorency, and
- the duplication of 1.5 kilometres of track between Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen
This will allow more train services to run during the morning peak. At Greensborough, trains will run every six and a half minutes, every 10 minutes at Eltham and Montmorency, and every 20 minutes at Hurstbridge, Diamond Creek and Wattle Glen. Two extra express services will also be added to the Hurstbridge line.
The Eltham Trestle Bridge will be protected. It is the last remaining timber bridge on Melbourne’s electric train network, which has local heritage protection and is an important part of the area’s character.
Construction will start in 2020 and finish by 2022.
Two level crossings removed, a new station at Rosanna and two extra weekday services for the Hurstbridge line
The Hurstbridge Line Upgrade is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
West Gate Tunnel
A vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge to free up traffic and remove thousands of trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west
North East Link
Victoria's biggest ever road project - connecting the missing link in Melbourne's freeway network
Airport Rail Link
Connecting Melbourne Airport to all metropolitan and regional rail lines via Sunshine
High Speed Rail to Geelong
Investigating a preferred option for a high speed rail link between Melbourne and Geelong
M80 Ring Road Upgrade
We’re making Melbourne’s freeway network safer and less congested by upgrading the M80 Ring Road from the Princes Freeway to the Greensborough Highway.
Swan Street Bridge Upgrade
Adding an extra lane for drivers heading east and providing safer and better access for joggers and cyclists
High Capacity Metro Trains
Bigger, better trains and modern infrastructure to transport more people, more often
Cranbourne Line Upgrade
Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak
Suburban Roads Upgrade
Upgrading priority roads in Melbourne’s outer west, north and south-eastern suburbs
Plenty Road Upgrade
Creating better traffic flow on Plenty Road, between McKimmies Road and Bridge Inn Road
Thompsons Road Upgrade
Removing the level crossing near Merinda Park Station and duplicating a stretch of Thompsons Road
Hallam Road Upgrade
Improving safety, traffic flow and access to public transport from Ormond Road to the South Gippsland Highway
Barwon Heads Road Duplication
We’re planning for the duplication of Barwon Heads Road to improve traffic flow and safety and provide for future growth in the surrounding area.
South Gippsland Highway - Koonwarra
Realigning the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan
Upgrading Western Victoria's key transport corridor, making journeys safer and quicker.
Bacchus Marsh traffic improvements
We’re improving road safety and traffic flow in Bacchus Marsh with the Halletts Way Interchange Project and the Gisborne Road / Holts Lane Intersection Upgrade.