The project to remove the level crossing at Burke Road, Glen Iris and build the new Gardiner Station has been completed.

A project team including John Holland and KBR removed the level crossing and rebuilt Gardiner Station. The project has also removed the level crossings at North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in McKinnon and Centre Road in Bentleigh.

Project

On 13 January 2016 the boom gates at Burke Road were removed forever and the road re-opened. Motorists and pedestrians are now experiencing significantly safer and faster travel through this area, and trams are using the newly built super stop.

On 19 January the new Gardiner Station re-opened with the area transformed into a modern transport interchange. The station has lowered platforms accessed via lifts and stairs, increased lighting, and clear information displays providing information on both tram and train timetables.

The project team removed the crossing and built a new modern station for the community, in just seven months.

Night image of a train at the newly built Gardiner train station

On 4 April the commuter car park at Gardiner Station was re-opened, marking the completion of the major works at Burke Road.

On 12 August the station forecourt works were completed with the relocation of the old signal box to the carpark entrance and installation of an artwork made from parts of the signal box. In addition, Gardiner Park has been returned to the City of Stonnington for restoration works and landscaping is complete.

Artwork installed at Gardiner Station forecourt with the relocated signal box in the background

Design

This level crossing removal included:

  • lowering the rail line below Burke Road
  • rebuilding Gardiner Station where the car park was currently located
  • lowered platforms accessed via lifts and stairs
  • reconstructing the station car park to the north side of where the station was, providing the same number of spaces
  • building a walking and cycling path
  • consolidating three tram stops into one centre island platform stop on Burke Road for easy access to the station.

Boom gate removal video

The Burke Road level crossing in Glen Iris is one of the first to go, with the project team removing the boom gates forever on Saturday 2 January 2016. The video below showcases this significant milestone in the Burke Road level crossing removal in what will be the first of many.

Time-lapse construction video

The video below shows a time-lapse of the 24 hour construction work as it unfolded in the January period during the removal of the level crossing.

Community

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

We want to thank the community for all their patience and understanding during construction of this important project.

Please contact the Level Crossing Removal Authority on 1800 762 667 for any queries regarding this completed project.

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