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We're lowering the rail line at Ferguson Street

19 Jun 2020

We’ve selected a rail under road design to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Ferguson Street, Williamstown.

Based on technical assessments, impacts to residents and feedback from the Williamstown community, we’ve identified this design as the best fit for the area.

We will lower the rail line into an open trench under Ferguson Street. The trench will be up to 17 metres wide and 900 metres long. The level crossing will be removed in 2022.

The project will also include a brand new North Williamstown Station with easy access to the lowered platforms by stairs and lifts, as well as plaza areas and landscaping.

Phase three of community consultation is now open and we're asking the community to help shape the look and feel of the project.

Tell us how you want the new station precinct to look and feel, how spaces around the new station can be improved with landscaping options, design themes, fencing preferences and ideas for public art.

The community can provide their feedback through a new, interactive online engagement portal on Engage Victoria until 5pm on Sunday 19 July 2020.

The online tools feature a digital engagement hub, interviews with experts answering frequently asked questions, interactive renders and a survey.

Ferguson Street has a tragic safety record, being the scene of a double fatality in the 1990s and five accidents or near-miss incidents between trains, cyclists and pedestrians in the past decade.

View the concept designs for Ferguson Street below.

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