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.
The demolition of the station building and platform is the first step in this project, which will lower the rail line below Main Road and rebuild St Albans Station with access to platforms below street level. When completed, trains will be able to pass safely underneath the road, eliminating the risk of trains colliding with cars, pedestrians and cyclists on Main Road.
The $222.9 million removal of Main Road level crossing is jointly funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments, with the Federal Government contributing $151 million.
These are part of a package of works worth more than $480 million, which also includes the removal of level crossings at Furlong Road in St Albans, Heatherdale Road in Mitcham and Blackburn Road in Blackburn, as well as major upgrades to the neighbouring stations.
Disruptions to St Albans Station and Sunbury line trains
During these works there will be changes to train services on the Sunbury line during October 2015. View the planned disruptions for the Main Road Level Crossing Removal Project.