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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Concept designs released for Mt Derrimut Road

11 Apr 2021

The Mt Derrimut Road level crossing in Deer Park will be gone for good by 2024, one year ahead of schedule.

Works will begin by the end of this year to build a new two-kilometre rail bridge and brand new Deer Park Station, with concept designs available to view below.

Boom gates at Mt Derrimut Road can be down for extensive periods of time, causing significant traffic delays while multiple trains pass on the Geelong and Ballarat lines. Around 23,000 vehicles per day pass through the crossing.

Since 2017, there have 15 boom gate collisions and 15 near misses at this level crossing.

Raising the train line will boost connectivity and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

Removing the Mt Derrimut level crossing, along with two nearby crossings at Robinsons Road and Fitzgerald Road will see the suburbs of Deer Park and Ardeer become level crossing free by 2024.

A modern new Deer Park Station will boast a new pedestrian connection linking suburbs north and south sides of the rail line, landscaped areas, more car parking and better bicycle facilities for commuters.

New access points to the south will be a key feature, linking the station to the more recently built residential areas in Derrimut and cutting down walking times for those arriving by foot.

Meanwhile, the Victorian Government has committed to the delivery of 150 upgraded car spaces at Deer Park Station as part of the Car Parks for Commuters program.

We’ll soon be seeking community feedback as we continue to refine the design for removing the level crossing.

We’d like to hear about how people move around the area and feedback on elements of the station precinct design.

Visit our online engagement hub at Engage Victoria from Monday 19 April to Friday 7 May to complete the feedback survey.

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