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Eight crossings set to go in the north

07 May 2019

The Level Crossing Removal Project is getting on with the job of removing eight dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s north, in a pipeline of works on the Upfield and Mernda lines.

On the Upfield line, the level crossings at Bell, Reynard and Munro streets in Coburg and Moreland Road in Brunswick will be removed simultaneously by raising the rail line.

Sections of the Mernda Line will be replaced with a rail bridge as the level crossings are removed at Murray Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Oakover Road in Preston.

The elevated designs will deliver new open spaces and better cycling and pedestrian connections. New stations will be built as part of the project, while preserving the existing heritage-listed stations at Coburg and Moreland.

Locals in Coburg and Brunswick will have an opportunity to share ideas on use of the new open space at community drop-in sessions and on our online engagement hub later in May.

The Preston community will also be able to provide input on the project, with community consultation starting in the coming months.

Each day about 68,000 vehicles pass through the four crossings on the Upfield Line, and about 82,000 vehicles cross the four level crossings on the Mernda Line.

Works on the Upfield line will start later this year with the boom gates gone in 2020. The level crossing removals on the Mernda line will start in 2020.

To find out more about the Bell to Moreland and Preston level crossing removal projects or keep up to date on the projects, subscribe to our email updates.

Cyclist waiting at level crossing in Cramer Road, Preston

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