The level crossings at Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert and Union Road, Surrey Hills have been fast-tracked for removal and will be completed 2 years earlier than originally planned.

Through the first half of 2023, we’ll work 24/7 as part of a massive construction blitz to dig the 1.3km trench build the new Union Station.

There will also be major road disruptions during this time. View all current disruptions on the dedicated Union Road and Mont Albert Road disruptions page.

These level crossings are 2 of Melbourne’s worst – the level crossing at Union Road was the site of a tragic incident in 2016 that resulted in 2 fatalities, and there have been at least 8 near misses at these crossings since 2005.

The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 40% of the morning peak, when up to 61 trains run through the crossings.

The open rail trench design and new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety, and pave the way for more train services, more often.

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