Level Crossing Removal Project

Removing 75 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne


29level crossings removed to date

15train stations rebuilt



75 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 50 already planned, underway or completed.

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.

* additional works to be delivered by allocated program alliance/contractor subject to performance on initial work packages.

More level crossings removed by 2025

An additional $6.6 billion investment will see a further 25 level crossings will be removed by 2025, including:

  • Argyle Avenue, Chelsea
  • Camms Road, Cranbourne
  • Cardinia Road, Pakenham
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea
  • Cramer Street, Preston
  • Evans Road, Lyndhurst
  • Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer
  • Gap Road, Sunbury
  • Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
  • Greens Road, Dandenong South
  • Main Street, Pakenham
  • McGregor Road, Pakenham
  • Munro Street, Coburg
  • Murray Road, Preston
  • Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert
  • Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park
  • Neerim Road, Glen Huntly
  • Oakover Road, Preston
  • Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham
  • Reynard Street, Coburg
  • Robinsons Road, Deer Park
  • Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea
  • Union Road, Surrey Hills
  • Webster Street, Dandenong.

For more information about how the new sites have been prioritised and selected, visit the Level Crossing Removal Project website.

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Project timeline

29 level crossings removed by the end of 2018 and 75 gone by 2025

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