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Bell to Moreland - Construction

25 Aug 2019

The Victorian Government is removing the dangerous and congested level crossings at Bell Street, Reynard Street and Munro Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick.

The crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the road. This design will create new open space, deliver upgrades to the Upfield Bike Path and improve east-west connections.

The project will also build new Coburg and Moreland stations. The existing heritage station buildings will be retained in their current position and integrated into the new station precincts.

Construction workers with a U-trough

Three-month construction blitz

With a project of this scale and nature, temporary construction impacts and disruptions are to be expected. We will work with the local community to minimise impacts and disruptions where possible.

In the second half of 2020, a construction blitz of around three months will see more than 1000 people work around the clock to remove the four level crossings and build new stations.

Undertaking these works over an intense construction period minimises long-term disruption and enables the works to be conducted safely when trains aren’t running.

We are working closely with Public Transport Victoria and transport operators to plan and coordinate the disruption on the Upfield line.

A range of train replacement bus services and public transport options will be available during planned disruptions to get passengers where they need to go. We will provide advance notification ahead of these changes to assist you with your travel plans.

A turnback facility will be temporarily installed at Anstey Station to allow trains to continue to run between the City and Anstey during the construction blitz.

Working with the community to minimise disruptions

We will be talking to local traders, residents and stakeholders to understand their needs and minimise impacts to the area where possible. We will also support local traders by maintaining pedestrian access to businesses and directing people around work sites where needed.

Our dedicated project communications team will provide advance works notifications to keep you updated about the project and communicate rail and road changes ahead of time.

People using the replacement bus.



Late 2019

  • Works begin
  • Service relocation works

Early 2020

  • Rail signaling works

Late 2020

  • Stations and rail line reopen

Mid 2021

  • Landscaping and open space


  • Completion

More information

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