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Glenroy Road Q and As

02 Jul 2019

The removal of the level crossing at Glenroy Road, Glenroy is in the planning stage.

Glenroy Road is one of the most congested roads in Melbourne’s north. The boom gates at the level crossing can be down for up to 43 per cent of the morning peak, causing frustration and delays for the 19,000 vehicles that pass through it each day.

  • How will the Glenroy Road level crossing be removed?
    • The level crossing at Glenroy Road will be removed by lowering the rail line under the road into an open trench. Extensive technical investigations found this to be the most feasible option.

      We are continuing to investigate and refine details around the design and more detailed information will be available in late 2019.

  • What investigations have been done to date?
    • Planning and technical investigations allow us to identify designs that work best at each level crossing removal location. These include geotechnical investigations, utilities assessments, stakeholder meetings and heritage assessments.

  • What are the benefits of the rail trench design for Glenroy Road?
    • The rail trench design avoids significant compulsory property acquisition, best suits the topography of the area and will deliver a new Glenroy Station.

  • What will be the depth and width of the rail trench?
    • We are continuing to investigate and refine details around the design. More information about the design of the rail trench will be available in late 2019.

  • Where will the rail trench start and end?
    • We are continuing to investigate and refine details around the design. More information about the design of the rail trench will be available in late 2019.

  • Are you removing other level crossings on the Craigieburn line?
    • Glenroy Road is one of 75 level crossings that the Victorian Government has committed to removing by 2025, and one of two to be removed on the Craigieburn line. The other level crossing at Buckley Street, Essendon, was removed in 2018.

      Part of the considerations in developing the rail trench design is ensuring other level crossings on the line can be readily removed in the future.

  • Will there be a new station?
    • The rail trench design will allow us to deliver a new station at Glenroy with safer and more modern facilities. More information about the design and facilities of the station will be available as the project progresses.

  • Will the project increase car parking at the station?
    • The scope of the project, including any changes to the station car parking, will be determined as the project progresses.

  • When will construction start and finish?
    • This project is still in planning with construction timelines yet to be confirmed. The level crossing will be removed in 2022.

  • How long will the train line be closed for?
    • This project is still in planning with construction timelines yet to be confirmed. As the project progresses and construction details are finalised, more information will be available about planned travel disruptions and other construction impacts.

  • How will the construction impacts be managed?
    • In the lead up to and during construction, the project team will work with local residents and traders to minimise construction impacts as much as possible. More information about construction impacts will be available as the project progresses.

  • When will the community next be consulted?
    • Glenroy locals will have an opportunity to provide feedback on this project in late 2019 through a range of community consultation sessions, both in person and online.

  • How can I keep updated on this project?
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