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

Preston May works reminder

05 May 2021



Preston May works reminder

Colm. Hi, my name is Colm O’Neill and I’m the Project Manager here at the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

Vision. Split screen showing locations of Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road and the two new stations at Bell and Preston.

Colm. We’re removing four level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road and building two new stations at Bell and Preston.

Vision. Aerial view of rail corridor.

Text. Wednesday 5 May to Wednesday 12 May.

Colm. We’ll be closing a section of the Mernda line on Wednesday the 5th of May until Wednesday the 12th of May, so we can carry out critical construction works in the rail corridor while trains aren't running.

Vision. Construction workers installing overhead wiring, checking track and demolishing the old buildings. Artist impression of the new stations at Bell and Preston showing elevated rail bridge.

Colm. We’ll be installing new overhead wiring, carrying out signalling and track work, and demolishing the old Bell and Preston stations so we can get ready to install the new two kilometre elevated rail bridge.

Text. Dates and times when buses will replace trains.

Colm. Buses will replace trains as we carry out these works.

Vision. Train travelling along rail corridor. Time lapse photography of boom gates opening and closing.

Colm. When trains return to service access to the Bell and Preston stations will be via temporary station buildings. These boom gates will be removed and new stations opened in 2022. We appreciate your patience as we continue our work in Preston.

Text. Job done 2022. Level Crossing Removal Project. For more information visit Victoria’s Big Build. Victoria State Government. Text PRESTON to 0428 581 917.

Colm. For more information go to our website, and for traffic updates text Preston to the number on the screen.

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