Work has begun on the level crossing removals at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, Bayswater and the project is due for completion in late 2017.

A project team comprising Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM, in an alliance with Public Transport Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne and VicRoads, is removing the level crossings and rebuilding Bayswater Station.

Design

This level crossing removal will include:

  • Lowering the rail line below Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road
  • Raising Mountain Highway at the point of the crossing to allow continued train access to the Train Maintenance Facility behind Bayswater Station
  • Rebuilding Bayswater Station
  • Platforms accessed via lifts, ramps and stairs
  • Reconstructing the station car park, optimising parking and providing the same number of spaces
  • Building a walking and cycling path.

3D render of the proposed design after removing the Scoresby Road level crossing

Artist's impression - subject to change.

Design overview animation

The Level Crossing Removal Authority has joined together with VicRoads and Knox City Council to create this new animation about the Bayswater level crossing removal project. The project will see the construction of a brand new Bayswater station and the removal of two dangerous and congested level crossings at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road. The Level Crossing Removal Authority is also supporting VicRoads' and Council's vision for the area, helping to create better cycling and pedestrian facilities, widening footpaths and bike lanes on Mountain Highway, and creating better connections into and around the station and activity centre. This video explains how the area will look and work once works are completed.

View video and transcript of the Design overview animation

Planned disruptions

Between 2-10 July, we will continue work to remove four level crossings along the Belgrave/Lilydale line. Buses will replace trains on sections of the line during this time.

A range of different buses will be operating, including limited express and stopping all stations services, to help make your journey as direct as possible. Please plan ahead and allow up to an extra 45 minutes travel time. For further details, please visit our disruptions page.

Scoresby Road will be closed for construction at the level crossing from 1:00am Saturday 2 July to 5:00am Thursday 7 July. Detours will be in place. Access to businesses will be retained at all times.

Construction impacts

Temporary closure of Bayswater Station

From midnight Saturday 2 July to first train on Monday 11 July, Bayswater Station will be closed. Buses will replace trains between Belgrave and Box Hill. Train replacement buses will leave from Bayswater Road, opposite Bayswater Oval. Free all-day car parking is available at the oval, Monday to Friday.

While the station is closed, myki facilities will be unavailable, so remember to top up before you travel. The closest myki retail outlets are:

  • 7-Eleven Bayswater
    22 Scoresby Road Bayswater
  • Bayswater Newsagency
    Shop 6 Mountain High Shopping Centre, 3-11 High Street Bayswater

While the train line is closed, our construction teams will be working around the clock along the tracks from just north of Mountain Highway to just south of Scoresby Road. With no trains running, the team can safely work in areas that are otherwise inaccessible.

The major construction work will include driving more than 100 piles, drilling storm water drainage, moving the water, gas and sewer services at Scoresby Road, and strengthening the soil along parts of the railway line. These works will become largely invisible once completed, but they are essential to support the major construction still to come at the end of the year.

If you have any questions or concerns about the construction, please call us on 1800 762 667 (24 hours, 7 days a week).For further information, please visit our disruptions page.

Closure of Bayswater Station car park and changes to bus stops

As part of works to remove the level crossings at Bayswater, there will be changes to parking and bus stop locations at Bayswater Station. The project team is using the station car park and the regular bus stops to prepare for the construction of the new station and bus interchange.

Temporary bus stops are now located on Station Street and Pine Road.

Station Street stop: bus routes 745 a, b, c, d & 745 - Glen Waverley.

Pine Road stop: 755 - Knox City via The Basin, 664 - Knox City & 664 - Chirnside Park

A shuttle bus service is being trialled in peak hours Monday to Friday, 6am-9am and 5pm-8pm to transport customers between the station and the oval. The shuttle bus runs directly into and out of Bayswater Oval. In the mornings, the shuttle waits inside the oval for customers to arrive. As soon as a customer is ready to travel, the shuttle leaves directly to the station and then returns immediately to the oval to wait for the next customers.

In the evenings the shuttle will wait for customers at the station then take them directly into the oval on demand.

Click or tap on the station precinct map to show a fullscreen version on your desktop browser or mobile device.

 

People are encouraged to consider alternative transport to the station during this time, including walking, cycling or catching public transport. 

Disability permit car spaces will remain in place next to the station entrance.

The walking/ cycling path will be rerouted on to Station Street and widened to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists.

Community

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Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project and its progress via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.

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Bayswater community update – November 2015

Bayswater community update - January 2016

Bayswater community update - May 2016

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