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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Bell Street, Cramer Street, Murray Road and Oakover Road in Preston are being removed.

The rail line will be raised over the roads on the Mernda line, delivering new open space and better local connections for the community.

The project will also deliver two new stations at Preston and Bell. The four level crossings will be removed simultaneously to minimise disruption to the community.

Around 82,000 vehicles pass through these level crossings on the Mernda line each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.

These level crossings will be removed by the end of 2022 and the open space ready for locals to enjoy in 2023.

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

Current disruptions

30 Mar 2020 1585486800 1585918740 to 03 Apr 2020

Preston – various lane closures

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MERNDA LINE

There will be some lane closures in the Preston area from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April.

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Be part of the team to help shape Preston’s newest open spaces

Be part of the team to help shape Preston’s newest open spaces

10 Mar 2020
Pressing on with removing four level crossings in Preston

Pressing on with removing four level crossings in Preston

12 Nov 2019

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Publications

Preston Open Space Advisory Panel - Terms of Reference

10 Mar 2020

The Preston Open Space Advisory Panel has been established as a key avenue for community involvement during planning for the development of the open spaces as part of a wider engagement program.

Preston community feedback report – February 2020

27 Feb 2020

This report details key themes raised in community feedback about the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

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Bell Street, Preston

Current events

Preston Open Space community drop-in sessions

Based on current health advice our upcoming Preston Open Space community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.

28 Mar 2020

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