As part of the Ringwood Level Crossing Removal Project, we are removing level crossings at Dublin Road, Ringwood East and Bedford Road, Ringwood, which will make Ringwood level crossing free.
We’ll also build a brand-new Ringwood East Station that will feature a main concourse and second entry, platforms that are accessible by lifts and stairs, and upgraded pedestrian and cycling paths.
At Bedford Road, we’ll build the missing walking and cycling link between the Heathmont Rail Trail and Bedford Park alongside the Belgrave line.
The new path will remove the need to travel on-road via Lena Grove and improves walking and cycling options in the area.
Around 23,000 vehicles travel through these level crossings each day, where the boom gates are down for up to 23 minutes of the morning peak.
Removing these crossings will improve safety, reduce congestion, and pave the way for more trains to run, more often.
The removal of the Bedford Road level crossing means the Belgrave Line will be level crossing free from the city to Ferntree Gully, changing how locals live, work and travel.
Major construction will start early 2023 and in 2025 trains will be running in the new rail trench and Dublin and Bedford roads will be level crossing free.
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