Untangling the City Loop so more trains can run more often across Melbourne
50 level crossings across Melbourne are being removed, making communities safer and less congested and creating thousands of jobs. Victoria’s biggest ever program to remove level crossings started in 2015, with the program to be completed by 2022.
These projects are being delivered by a range of construction and engineering partners including:
- CPB Contractors, Lendlease, Aurecon and WSP: removing nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong and upgrading signalling and stations on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line to prepare for High Capacity Metro Trains
- BMD Constructions: removing the Melton Highway (Sydenham) and Thompsons Road (Lyndhurst) level crossings
- North Eastern Program Alliance involving Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs: removing the Grange Road (Alphington), Lower Plenty Road (Rosanna), Bell Street (Preston)* and High Street (Reservoir)* level crossings and duplicating a section of the Hurstbridge line
- North Western Program Alliance involving John Holland and Kellogg Brown and Root: removing the Buckley Street (Essendon), Glenroy Road (Glenroy)*, Moreland Road (Brunswick)*, Bell Street (Coburg)*, Camp Road (Campbellfield) and Skye Road (Frankston) level crossings
- Western Program Alliance involving McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott McDonald: removing the Kororoit Creek Road (Williamstown North), Abbotts Road (Dandenong South), Aviation Road (Laverton)*, Ferguson Street (Williamstown)*, Cherry Street* and Werribee Street (Werribee)* level crossings
- Southern Program Alliance involving Lend Lease, Acciona Coleman and WSP: removing the Mascot Avenue (Bonbeach), Station Street (Carrum), Eel Race Road (Carrum), Seaford Road (Seaford), Park Road (Cheltenham)*, Charman Road (Cheltenham)*, Balcombe Road (Mentone)*, Edithvale Road (Edithvale)* and Station Street/Bondi Road (Bonbeach)* level crossing removals, as well as building a new road bridge over Patterson River and new train storage facility near Kananook Station.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority is also overseeing the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade and the Mernda Rail Extension projects.
* additional works to be delivered by allocated program alliance/contractor subject to performance on initial work packages.
Up to 28 level crossings are set to be removed by the end of 2018 and 50 gone by 2022
The Level Crossing Removal Project is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority. Visit the project website for more information.
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