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.
It compares rail-under or rail-over options for level crossing removals since the 1890s and contributes to the public debate on level crossing removals and, more widely, on the re-vitalisation of Melbourne's public transport systems. LXRA supported the research, but its findings represent many years of work by its well-respected authors.
The research has been conducted entirely separately to any of the Level Crossing Removal Authority's activities and both the University of Melbourne and RMIT has not had any involvement in, or influence on, the procurement, design development or delivery process for any of the level crossings being delivered.