Four Newest Train Stations Go Solar

26 June 2017

More than 600 solar panels are being installed this month across Gardiner, Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh train stations.

Archaeological dig underway in Mernda

15 June 2017

An archaeological dig started this month at Plenty Gorge Park, as part of the Mernda Rail Extension Project.

Jobs hub for Mernda Rail Extension project

31 May 2017

A dedicated Information and Jobs Hub for the Mernda Rail Extension project – built by indigenous construction company Barpa – opened today to help jobseekers from all backgrounds find meaningful employment.

Gantry cranes lift first spans in Murrumbeena

25 May 2017

Two huge gantry cranes at Murrumbeena have come into operation for the first time last night, lifting a 320-tonne elevated rail span into place as the new elevated rail line takes shape.

Level Crossing Removal Project Business Case released

18 May 2017

The Business Case for the Level Crossing Removal Project has been published today, showing the wide-ranging benefits of removing 50 level crossings across Melbourne.

Have Your Say On Community Spaces

9 May 2017

Locals are being called on to have their say about new new community spaces which will be created by the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

Expressions of Interest for Frankston level crossing removals

8 May 2017

We are one step closer to removing more dangerous and congested level crossings along the Frankston line.

Removing dangerous and congested crossings sooner

4 May 2017

Contracts for the removal of a dozen level crossings in Melbourne's north, west and south-east have been signed, worth more than a billion dollars combined.

Veterans bring sought-after skills

26 April 2017

This year, the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is set to become the first major civil infrastructure project to partner with Veterans in Construction as a way to connect with high-quality personnel.

Works have kicked off for Mernda

24 April 2017

Construction has kicked off on the brand new rail line to Mernda that will carry train services to one of Victoria's fastest growing areas for the very first time.

First beams installed at Noble Park

13 April 2017

The first elevated rail beams are now in place in Noble Park, as part of the project to remove every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong.

Expert Panel goes live

10 April 2017

Members of the Caulfield to Dandenong: Community Open Space Expert Panel recently participated in a question and answer panel session, taking questions from the community about the 22.5 hectares of new public open space created by elevating three sections of rail. The panel session was live streamed to the Level Crossing Removal Authority's Facebook page on 3 April 2017 and was viewed over 2,500 times.

Environment Effects Statement proceeds for Edithvale and Bonbeach

7 April 2017

After a range of comprehensive technical and environmental studies were undertaken along with extensive community consultation, the State Government recently announced that the level crossings at Station Street/Bondi Road in Bonbeach and Edithvale Road in Edithvale will be removed by lowering the rail line under the road.

Car park and shared use path opens at Bayswater Station

31 March 2017

Bayswater Station's new car park is now open, with more than 350 spaces available for commuters.

Info hub with a difference takes shape

21 March 2017

A group of disadvantaged young people have been given a new lease on life through a construction training initiative set to transform a humble shipping container into a modern information hub for the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

Work starts on major Hurstbridge Line upgrade

16 March 2017

Work has begun to remove the level crossings at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna and Grange Road in Alphington, and duplicate a 1.2 kilometre section of the Hurstbridge line.

Carrum to be revitalised as part of level crossing removal project

6 March 2017

A massive plan to revitalise Carrum was revealed today. It includes a complete reconfiguration of the local road network including Station Street extending over the Patterson River, closing the level crossings at Station Street, Eel Race Road, and Mascot Avenue, and removing the ugly train stabling and replacing it with a new Carrum village built around a modern new station.

Have your say on new parkland

1 March 2017

Locals are being called on to have their say about shared paths, outdoor fitness equipment and lighting for new parkland as part of a new survey being run by the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Level crossings at Bonbeach, Edithvale and Seaford to go

26 February 2017

After comprehensive planning, engineering and design work by technical experts, and extensive consultation with the community, three more dangerous and congested level crossings are set to go at Edithvale, Bonbeach and Seaford.

Skye/Overton Road level crossing fast-tracked for removal

25 February 2017

The removal of the Skye/Overton Road level crossing in Frankston has been fast tracked and works will start this year, rather than next year, with completion by the end of 2018.

Works begin on Melton Highway level crossing removal

24 February 2017

Work has begun to remove the dangerous and congested Melton Highway level crossing in Sydenham, which will see a new six-lane road bridge built over the Sunbury/Bendigo line to safely separate trains from traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.

Three more crossings to go on the Frankston line

20 February 2017

Construction to remove the level crossings at Charman and Park road in Cheltenham, and Balcombe Road in Mentone is set to begin by the end of 2018.

Level crossing removal projects create jobs for disadvantaged Victorians

16 February 2017

Social enterprises are addressing the biggest social and economic challenges in our community by offering products, skills and training, and creating new jobs for disadvantaged Victorians. A number of our level crossing removal projects are engaging their services.

Work at St Albans continues in March

15 February 2017

Three months after the removal of two dangerous and congested level crossings in St Albans, work is continuing to finish the new stations and surrounding areas.

Level crossing removal creates 200 new jobs at Pakenham factory

14 February 2017

A 13,000 square metre purpose-built factory in Pakenham is building concrete segments for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project, creating hundreds of jobs.

North East is next: Contract signed

7 February 2017

The contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing on Lower Plenty Road, rebuild Rosanna Station and duplicate the Hurstbridge line has been signed, with work to start in the coming months.

Ten level crossings removed since 2015

6 February 2017

It's been a great start to the new year with two more level crossings removed in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs. After 41 days of 24/7 work the Belgrave/Lilydale line reopened on Monday 6 February with trains travelling underneath both Blackburn and Heatherdale roads.  Ten dangerous and congested level crossings have now been removed in Melbourne since 2015.

First columns installed on Caulfield to Dandenong project

1 February 2017

The first columns of the new, elevated train line that will remove nine of Victoria's worst level crossings from Caulfield to Dandenong are now in place in Murrumbeena.

Open Space Ideas Hub – new survey launched

30 January 2017

The Caulfield to Dandenong Project includes three sections of elevated rail, which will create 225,000 square metres of community open space for new parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and a range of other uses.

Works at Camp Road to begin late 2017

23 January 2017

Removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing on Camp Road in Campbellfield is set to start later this year. It is one of Melbourne's worst, with three accidents and fifteen near misses in the last decade alone.

Summer works blitz starts with the removal of two more boom gates

28 December 2016

Another two boom gates have been removed as a major construction blitz began yesterday at Blackburn Road, Blackburn and Heatherdale Road, Mitcham. These level crossings will be gone at the end of a six week summer works period which will see the Belgrave/Lilydale line lowered under Blackburn Road and Heatherdale Road, taking the total to 10 dangerous and congested level crossings removed.

Mountain Highway level crossing gone

22 December 2016

After 49 days of 24/7 construction work, the Mountain Highway level crossing is gone for good and the road is open, a day ahead of schedule. The first cars were travelling over the new road bridge just before midday today.

Lowered rail line for Grange Road Alphington

21 December 2016

It was announced today that the level crossing at Grange Road in Alphington will be removed by lowering the railway line under Grange Road.

New station for Noble Park

16 December 2016

A brand new Noble Park station is being built as part of the $1.6 billion transformation of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line.

Open space ideas hub has launched

13 December 2016

The Caulfield to Dandenong Project includes three sections of elevated rail, which will create 225,000 square metres of community open space for new parks, playgrounds, sporting facilities and a range of other uses.

Thompsons Road upgrade starts

12 December 2016

Construction of Stage 1 of the Thompsons Road Upgrade in Melbourne's south east has started.

Shortlist for more than $1 billion crossing removals

12 December 2016

Some of Australia's biggest construction companies have been shortlisted to get rid of 11 more level crossings in Melbourne.

Six week construction blitz to remove Blackburn and Heatherdale Road level crossings

12 December 2016

A six-week construction blitz will kick off after Christmas to remove two dangerous level crossings at Blackburn and Heatherdale Roads in Melbourne's east.

Main Road reopened, boom gates gone

28 November 2016

Main Road in St Albans was reopened today. This level crossing was one of Victoria's most dangerous - in the past decade alone there have been two deaths and more than 60 near misses at the crossing.

Goodbye Scoresby Road level crossing!

24 November 2016

The level crossing at Scoresby Road in Bayswater is gone for good - the seventh crossing to be removed in less than two years.

Three New Stations And Up To 3,000 Jobs On Mernda Rail

15 November 2016

We are excited to announce that the $600 million Mernda rail extension will be built by John Holland, and will include a new Hawkstowe station in South Morang!

Excellence in engineering and sustainable practices

11 November 2016

Recently the Level Crossing Removal Authority has set a new benchmark for sustainable infrastructure, has been recognised for excellence in engineering and digital engagement.

St Albans level crossings gone!

10 November 2016

The dangerous and congested level crossings in St Albans are now gone for good. On Tuesday 1 November the first trains travelled beneath both Main Road and Furlong Road.

Wet weather impact at St Albans

28 October 2016

A major construction blitz to remove two level crossings in St Albans is continuing, with new train tracks and new stations to open next week.

St Albans level crossings set for removal by end of 2016

4 October 2016

The major construction blitz on the level crossings at Main and Furlong roads in St Albans got underway today. These level crossings will be removed by the end of the year – more than six months earlier than originally planned.

Contract awarded for Thompsons Road upgrade and level crossing removal

4 October 2016

The Thompsons Road level crossing is being removed as part of the Thompsons Road duplication project, being delivered by VicRoads.

Rail bridge decision for Abbotts Road level crossing removal

28 September 2016

After extensive consultation with local business owners and operators, commuters and landowners, and a full technical assessment, the decision has been made to remove the level crossing at Abbotts Road in Dandenong South by building a rail bridge over the road.

Design options for Rosanna level crossing removal released

27 September 2016

The level crossing at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna is one of Melbourne's worst with the boom gates down for 43 minutes in the two hour morning peak, causing congestion and putting lives at risk.

Calling artists to create murals in McKinnon and Bentleigh

26 September 2016

As part of the North McKinnon Centre Level Crossing Removal Project, the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) is looking to create murals in McKinnon and Bentleigh, to complement the new station precincts/community spaces.

Four more level crossings will be gone

25 September 2016

Four more dangerous and congested level crossings will be gone early next year, well ahead of schedule.

Expression of Interest released for 11 more level crossing removals

20 September 2016

An Expression of Interest was released to the market today for two major packages of work for the removal of 11 more level crossings.

Hurstbridge line upgrade and removal of two level crossings one step closer

8 September 2016

An alliance of Laing O'Rourke, Fulton Hogan and Jacobs is set to design and construct the Hurstbridge line upgrade and two level crossing removals, with the contract expected to be awarded in early 2017.

Major construction blitz to kick off at St Albans in October

7 September 2016

A major construction blitz will begin this October and November on the two level crossings at St Albans. This push on the Sunbury/Bendigo line will see around 700 level crossing construction workers working around the clock during road and rail closures.

Designs released for eight more level crossings in Bayside Melbourne

6 September 2016

We've released design options for the next eight projects along the Frankston line for community feedback during September and October – come along to one of 12 information sessions or visit Your Level Crossing to join the conversation.

Community information sessions - Melbourne's bayside suburbs

5 September 2016

During September and October, we will be holding 12 community information sessions to hear your feedback on options for removing eight more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line. Feel free to drop in at any time to learn more, speak with our team and provide your feedback.

Major works start on nine level crossings

28 August 2016

Major construction to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong will commence this week.

Temporary closure of murrumbeena and carnegie stations

15 August 2016

Works to rebuild Murrumbeena and Carnegie stations and remove level crossings along the Cranbourne-Pakenham line are set to begin.

Murrumbeena Info Hub now open

2 August 2016

The Caulfield to Dandenong project team are the newest residents of Murrumbeena's Neerim Road shopping precinct.

New McKinnon Station now open

1 August 2016

The longest rail line closure since the construction of the City Loop is over and the new McKinnon Station is open.

Shortlist of bidders for Melton Highway level crossing removal works announced

27 July 2016

A shortlist of bidders to remove the Melton Highway level crossing in Sydenham has been announced. These include:

One week to go at North, McKinnon and Centre roads!

25 July 2016

It's hard to believe, but we're heading into the final week of our five week major works program to remove level crossings at North, Centre and McKinnon Roads.

Future development at level crossing removal sites

24 July 2016

The Victorian Government has announced that it is considering development opportunities at Ormond Station on North Road, Ormond, as well as near Gardiner Station on Burke Road, Glen Iris.

Major works start soon on Caulfield to Dandenong elevated rail line

6 July 2016

Major construction to remove the nine level crossings between Dandenong and the City is about to begin.

New buildings for Ginifer and St Albans stations

28 June 2016

New buildings for Ginifer and St Albans stations are almost complete after an innovative planning and construction process at an offsite factory.

Three more crossings gone!

26 June 2016

The dangerous and congested level crossings at Centre, McKinnon and North Roads are gone.

Winter construction blitz gets underway this week

24 June 2016

Construction ramps up this winter to remove three more dangerous level crossings in Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh in Melbourne's southeast.

Duplication of Hurstbridge line and removal of two more level crossings to begin in 2017

14 June 2016

The removal of two more level crossings – Grange Road in Alphington and Lower Plenty Rd in Rosanna – will start next year as part of a package of works released to market that includes a new Rosanna Station and duplicated Hurstbridge line.

Partial duplication of Altona Loop announced

9 June 2016

The Altona Loop rail line is set to be partially duplicated in response to feedback received during recent community and stakeholder consultations for the Kororoit Creek Road level crossing removal project.

Melton Highway Level Crossing Removal Project released to market

31 May 2016

Expressions of interest for the design and construction of a road bridge over the rail line at Melton Highway, Sydenham, are being sought.

Mernda Rail design revealed and shortlist of bidders announced

19 May 2016

The full reference design for Mernda Rail was unveiled today along with the names of the shortlisted construction companies.

Early works begin on Hurstbridge line upgrade project

17 May 2016

Early works have begun on the Hurstbridge line, with geotechnical and site investigations being carried out over the next four weeks as a start to the construction of a second track between Heidelberg and Rosanna.

Winter works to remove three more level crossings

5 May 2016

Construction is ramping up this winter to remove three more dangerous level crossings along the Frankston line. There will also be major works happening on four level crossing removals along the Belgrave/Lilydale line.

Preliminary Noise Report released for Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

4 May 2016

The Preliminary Noise Report for the Caulfield to Dandenong project, prepared by noise and vibration experts WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, was released today.

Victorian Budget 2016/2017 announces upgrade of Hurstbridge Rail line and confirms funding for Mernda Rail

27 April 2016

Today's State Budget has invested $140.2 million for the upgrade of the Hurstbridge Rail line to be delivered in 2019. This includes a 1.2 kilometre duplication of the line between Heidelberg and Rosanna.

Contract awarded for Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removals

22 April 2016

The contract for the removal of every dangerous and congested level crossing between Dandenong and the city has been signed, and work will start within weeks.

Applications now open for railway signalling engineering cadet program

20 April 2016

The Level Crossing Removal Authority, in partnership with some of the most successful and progressive rail industry operators and organisations, has developed a Railway Signalling Engineer Cadet Program to deliver the additional capability required for a number of upcoming major rail projects for Melbourne.

Expert Panel to oversee new public open space

9 April 2016

The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of an Expert Panel to oversee plans for Melbourne's newest park – created by elevating the Cranbourne Pakenham Line – and will establish a trust to fund its long-term maintenance.

Significant progress made at the North, Centre and McKinnon Roads

5 April 2016

The level crossing removals at North, Centre and McKinnon Roads took a major step forward over the Easter period, with bridge decks now complete at all three locations and work underway on the new McKinnon and Ormond Stations after the old stations were demolished during a 10 day rail closure.

Voluntary purchase scheme

29 March 2016

The Government today announced a range of measures to support residents living near the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.

Caulfield to Dandenong project - thank you for your feedback

18 March 2016

Following the release of the proposed designs for the Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong, the consultation period has now closed.

Easter blitz to fast-track level crossing removals

3 March 2016

Construction in Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh will ramp up over Easter, enabling three of Victoria's worst level crossings – at North, McKinnon and Centre Roads – to be removed months ahead of schedule.

The Benefits of Level Crossing Removals

2 March 2016

RMIT and The University of Melbourne have released a report entitled 'The Benefits of Level Crossing Removals: lessons from Melbourne's historical experience'. The report looks at Melbourne's historical experience with removing level crossings.

Mernda Rail project released to the market

28 February 2016

The Victorian Government has called for Expressions of Interest to design and construct the new rail line to Mernda.

New training and jobs partnership with Chisholm Institute

16 February 2016

It was announced today that a new training and jobs partnership with Chisholm Institute – the New Employment Exchange and Training (NEXT) centre – would be established as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Blackburn Station enhancements

10 February 2016

Blackburn Station will be rejuvenated as part of works to remove the level crossing at Blackburn Road, with additional funding allocated this week for works for additional enhancements for Blackburn Station.

Proposed designs unveiled for Caulfield to Dandenong corridor

7 February 2016

The Victorian Government has released proposed designs for the nine level crossing removals between Caulfield and Dandenong, featuring elevated sections of rail and transforming Melbourne's busiest rail corridor into public open space.

Grange Road, Alphington next level crossing to go

27 January 2016

Great news today for residents of the inner north with the announcement that the level crossing at Grange Road, Alphington has been brought forward for removal.

One down, 49 to go!

13 January 2016

Today marks a significant milestone on the Level Crossing Removal Project, with the first of 50 level crossings removed.

First boom gates gone at Burke Road

5 January 2016

The Level Crossing Removal Project reached a major milestone this week as the first set of boom gates were removed at Burke Road in Glen Iris.

Two level crossings in Melbourne's north next to go

4 January 2016

Work to remove level crossings at High Street in Reservoir and at Bell Street in Preston will start in 2018, with detailed planning work and community consultation to commence this year.

Level crossing works over summer

23 December 2015

Level crossing removals are amongst a number of transport projects set to ramp up over the summer period.

Major construction begins at Furlong Road

23 December 2015

Major construction has started on removing another of Melbourne's dangerous and congested level crossings – this time at Furlong Road in St Albans.

Four more level crossings removals announced

29 November 2015

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that it will fast-track the removal of four more dangerous and congested level crossings.

Eight more Frankston line level crossings to be removed

8 November 2015

Construction on the removal of eight more level crossings on the Frankston line will begin in 2018.

Bayswater Level Crossings Next For Removal

5 November 2015

The Victorian Government has announced the Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road level crossings will be next to be removed. The contract will be awarded shortly.

Changes to the Frankston line timetable

5 November 2015

Due to the removal of the level crossings at North, McKinnon and Centre roads, the Frankston line will have a new weekday peak timetable from Monday 16 November 2015 until mid-2016.

Major works underway at North Road, Ormond

29 October 2015

Major construction has started on the level crossing removal at North Road in Ormond, the first of eleven level crossings on the Frankston line to be removed.

Major works underway to remove Main Road level crossing in St Albans

8 October 2015

Major works to remove the level crossing at Main Road in St Albans has begun, with demolition of the existing station building and platform 2 now underway.

Disruptions to St Albans Station and Sunbury line trains

30 September 2015

As part of major construction on the Main Road Level Crossing Removal Project, there will be changes to train services on the Sunbury line during October 2015.

Disruptions to Burke Road, Glen Waverley trains and trams

16 September 2015

Construction of a bridge deck will start on the Burke Road level crossing from 6pm Friday 18 September until 6am Monday 28 September.

Contract awarded for St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale

8 September 2015

The Victorian Government has awarded the contract for the removal of four level crossings at Furlong Road and Main Road in St Albans; Heatherdale Road, Mitcham; and Blackburn Road, Blackburn.

Major construction begins at Burke Road

14 July 2015

Major works are now underway at the Burke Road level crossing, the first of 50 dangerous and congested crossings that will be removed by the Government.

Contractor shortlist for Caulfield to Dandenong

7 July 2015

The Victorian Government has announced the shortlisted bidders for the package of works to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong.

St Albans, Blackburn and Heatherdale crossings to be removed

23 June 2015

The Victorian Government has announced the preferred contractor for the package of works to remove another four level crossings. An Alliance including Leighton Contractors, Aurecon and Hyder Consulting has been selected to design and construct the projects for the second package of works. The award of the contract is expected in the coming months.

Expression of Interest released for Caulfield to Dandenong

27 May 2015

The Victorian Government has released the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Caulfield to Dandenong package.

Burke North McKinnon Centre contract awarded

19 May 2015

The Victorian Government has awarded a contract for the removal of the first four level crossings with construction to commence in the coming weeks.