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Level crossing removed

Overview

A major construction blitz is underway to remove the level crossings at Bell Street, Munro Street and Reynard Street in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick by raising the rail line over the road.

These four dangerous and congested level crossings will be gone for good by late 2020.

New stations will be built at Coburg and Moreland as part of the project, while the existing heritage-listed station buildings are restored and repurposed.

The project will deliver new community open spaces, improved east–west connections and improvements to the Upfield Bike Path.

Around 68,000 vehicles go through these level crossings each day, with the boom gates down for up to 25 per cent of the morning peak.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.


Stage 4 restrictions

Construction on the Bell to Moreland level crossing removal project has been deemed critical under Stage 4 restrictions and works will continue with strict health and safety protocols in place. To learn more about these protocols, visit Keeping the community safe – responding to coronavirus.


Current works

Works notice – Bell to Moreland, Monday 5 October to Sunday 18 October

Buses replace trains on the Upfield line between Brunswick and Upfield until Sunday 25 October. Buses will replace trains between North Melbourne and Upfield from Monday 25 October to Sunday 1 November. Trains return to the Upfield line from Monday 2 November, running express through Coburg and Moreland stations until mid December. Shuttle buses and trams will connect locals to train services.

Road closure

Dates

Pedestrian detour

Vehicle detour

Reynard Street, Coburg closed at the level crossingMonday 13 July to 5am Friday 6 November.

Access maintained

Via Loch Street, Munro Street and Sydney Road, or via Station Street, Moreland Road and Sydney Road

Bell Street, Coburg closed between Main and McKay streets

7pm Friday 30 October to 6am Wednesday 4 NovemberAccess maintained

Via Sydney Road, Moreland Road and Melville Road, or via Cumberland Road, Gaffney Street and Sydney Road.

Munro Street, Coburg closed at the level crossing

6am Sunday 8 November to 7pm Thursday 19 NovemberAccess maintained

Via Hudson Street, Bell Street and Sydney Road.

Moreland Road, Brunswick closed at the level crossing

7pm Friday 27 November to 6am Wednesday 2 DecemberAccess maintained

Via Brunswick Road, Grantham Street, Dawson Street, Melville Road and Moreland Road, or via Melville Road, Bell Street and Sydney Road.


Current disruptions

13 Jan 2020 1578834000 1627739940 to Jul 2021

Moreland Station – car park closures

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UPFIELD LINE

The asphalted Care Park south of Moreland Road will close on Monday 13 January and the asphalted car park next to the station will close on Monday 3 February.

03 Feb 2020 1580648400 1627739940 to Jul 2021

Coburg Station precinct – car park closures

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UPFIELD LINE

There will be car park closures around the Coburg Station precinct from Monday 3 February 2020 to mid 2021.

06 Feb 2020 1580907600 1626357540 to Jul 2021

Upfield Bike Path – closed between O’Hea Street, Coburg and Albion Street, Brunswick

Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

A section of the Upfield Bike Path, between O’Hea Street in Coburg and Albion Street in Brunswick, will be closed from Thursday 6 February 2020 until mid 2021. East and west detours will be in place.

15 Jun 2020 1592143200 1609419540 to Dec 2020

Hope Street to West Street, Brunswick – informal footpath closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

The informal footpath between Hope Street and West Street, Brunswick will be closed from Monday 15 June to late 2020.  

13 Jul 2020 1594562400 1604667540 to 06 Nov 2020

Reynard Street, Coburg – level crossing and car park closures

Road; Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

Reynard Street, Coburg will be closed to vehicles at the level crossing from Monday 13 July to 5am Friday 6 November. Car parking on the northern side of Reynard Street will also be removed until mid November.  Pedestrian access has reopened.

13 Jul 2020 1594562400 1606741140 to Nov 2020

Railway Place, Coburg – road closure

Road; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

Railway Place, Coburg will be closed to vehicles from Monday 13 July to late 2020.

27 Jul 2020 1595772000 1608037140 to Dec 2020

Bell Street, Coburg – pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian

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UPFIELD LINE

The footpath on the northern side of Bell Street, Coburg at the level crossing will be closed from Monday 27 July to late 2020.

27 Jul 2020 1595772000 1609419540 to Dec 2020

Coburg Station closure and precinct changes

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UPFIELD LINE

Coburg Station will be closed from 8.30pm Monday 27 July to late December 2020. There are other changes in the Coburg Station precinct during this time.

27 Jul 2020 1595772000 1609419540 to Dec 2020

Moreland Station closure and precinct changes

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UPFIELD LINE

Moreland Station is closed from 8.30pm Monday 27 July to late December 2020. There are other changes in the Moreland Station precinct during this time.

27 Jul 2020 1595772000 1605445140 to 15 Nov 2020

Bus routes 513, 527, 561 and 903 – stop closures

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Bus routes 513, 527, 561, and 903 will not service the Bell Street/Coburg Station bus stops and route 527 will not service bus stops on Main Street, Coburg from 8pm Monday 27 July to Sunday 15 November.

28 Jul 2020 1595858400 1604321940 to 02 Nov 2020

Upfield line – buses replace trains

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UPFIELD LINE

Buses will replace trains on sections of the Upfield line until last service Sunday 1 November.

28 Jul 2020 1595858400 1605445140 to 15 Nov 2020

Gilmour Street, Coburg – road closure

Road; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

Gilmour Street, Coburg will be closed between Bell and Wilson streets from Tuesday 28 July to Sunday 15 November.

10 Oct 2020 1602248400 1604149140 to Oct 2020

Carron Street, Coburg – pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

The Carron Street, Coburg pedestrian crossing will be closed from Saturday 10 October to late October 2020.

25 Oct 2020 1603544400 1604321940 to 02 Nov 2020

Tinning Street, Brunswick – pedestrian crossing closure

Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

The Tinning Street, Brunswick pedestrian crossing will be closed from 5pm Sunday 25 October to 7am Monday 2 November.

25 Oct 2020 1603544400 1604062740 to 30 Oct 2020

Bell Street, Coburg – lane closures

Road; Cycling

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Bell Street, Coburg will have lane closures between Main and McKay streets from 8pm Sunday 25 October to 8pm Friday 30 October

25 Oct 2020 1603544400 1604235540 to 01 Nov 2020

Upfield Bike Path – closed between Tinning and Hope streets

Pedestrian; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

The Upfield Bike Path will be closed between Tinning and Hope streets in Brunswick from 5pm Sunday 25 October to 7am Monday 2 November.

26 Oct 2020 1603630800 1604840340 to 08 Nov 2020

Breese and Hope streets, Brunswick – council car park closed

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The car park at Breese and Hope streets will be closed from Monday 26 October to Sunday 8 November.

30 Oct 2020 1603976400 1604494740 to 04 Nov 2020

Bell Street, Coburg – road closure

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UPFIELD LINE

Bell Street, Coburg will be closed between Main and McKay streets from 7pm Friday 30 October to 6am Wednesday 4 November.

08 Nov 2020 1604754000 1605790740 to 19 Nov 2020

Munro Street, Coburg – road closure

Road; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

Munro Street, Coburg will be closed at the level crossing from 6am Sunday 8 November to 7pm Thursday 19 November.

27 Nov 2020 1606395600 1606913940 to 02 Dec 2020

Moreland Road, Brunswick – road closure

Road; Cycling

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UPFIELD LINE

Moreland Road, Brunswick will be closed at the level crossing from 7pm Friday 27 November to 6am Wednesday 2 December.   

News

Crossings gone, trains return to the Upfield line two weeks early

Crossings gone, trains return to the Upfield line two weeks early

15 Oct 2020
Incorporating heritage in the new Moreland and Coburg station designs

Incorporating heritage in the new Moreland and Coburg station designs

09 Oct 2020

Featured video

Image gallery

Publications

Works notice – Bell to Moreland, Monday 5 October to Sunday 18 October

05 Oct 2020

Descriptions of the construction activities taking place between Monday 5 October to Sunday 18 October.

Bell to Moreland – Stakeholder Liaison Group

25 Sep 2020

Stakeholder Liaison Group meeting executive summaries

Map

Bell Street, Coburg

Current events

Bell to Moreland info hub

Based on current health advice we have decided to temporarily close our Bell to Moreland Info Hub from until further notice.

24 Sep 2019

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