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.
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.
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.
Careful planning and scheduling will maintain road access and train services through much of the construction program, however some road, rail and station closures will be necessary to undertake works safely.
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.
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.
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.