This page features general publications about the Level Crossing Removal Project.

Level Crossing Removal Project: Precedent Study

Over the next eight years, the Victorian Government will deliver a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Melbourne, improving safety and urban amenity in local communities while improving the local transport network and creating thousands of jobs. It represents one of the biggest urban design and transport architecture programs in Melbourne's history, affecting many activity centres across the city.

This precedent study provides background information for the program by illustrating precedents of relevant rail and road projects from around the world. It includes examples of rail over and rail under, road over and road under, good and bad, old and new, local, national and international precedents. The document includes a brief description of each precedent and associated images.

These precedents will be used to inform assessments of different design outcomes, noting that each level crossing site requires specific consideration regarding a range of issues including engineering challenges, local environment and urban design objectives.