We’re making Melton boom gate free in 2026 by removing 4 dangerous and congested level crossings at:

  • Coburns Road, Melton
  • Exford Road, Melton
  • Ferris Road, Melton
  • Hopkins Road, Truganina

We’re removing the Coburns and Exford roads level crossings by building rail bridges over the roads.

We’re removing the Ferris Road and Hopkins Road boom gates by building road bridges over the rail line.

As part of the project, we’re also building a new modern and accessible Melton Station.

Construction is on track to start later this year with all four boom gates gone and the new Melton Station open in 2026, two years ahead of schedule.

About 73,000 vehicles travel through these crossings each day, with the boom gates down for up to 28 minutes of the morning peak.

Removing these level crossings and building a new Melton Station will make journeys safer and travel times more reliable.

Have your say on early designs

We’ve released early designs for the new Melton Station and rail bridges over Coburns and Exford roads.

We want your ideas to help refine the designs. Visit Engage Victoria to view the designs and take our survey. Feedback is open until 11.59pm, Sunday 21 April.

Concept designs for the road bridges over Ferris and Hopkins roads will be released later this year.

Planning approvals

We are also seeking planning submissions for the Coburns and Exford roads level crossings, including the construction of the new Melton Station.

Find out more about the Planning approvals and make a submission by 11.59pm, Sunday 21 April.

We also have project information including our design feedback survey and planning submission page in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Punjabi and Hindi.

Planning consultation for the Hopkins and Ferris roads level crossing removals was undertaken last year.

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