The Ferguson Street level crossing is being removed by lowering the rail line under the road, making way for a new North Williamstown Station and an upgraded precinct for the community to enjoy.
The dangerous and congested level crossing at Ferguson Street will be gone for good months ahead of schedule and trains will stop at a new North Williamstown Station in November 2021.
The Ferguson Street level crossing is used by about 25,000 vehicles daily, with more than 110 trains passing through, delaying traffic, cyclists and pedestrians.
The dangerous crossing has a poor safety record, with two fatalities, one collision with a cyclist and at least five near misses.
Major construction is now underway. Finishing works and landscaping at the station and station precinct will continue through to 2022.
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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 works notices
Ferguson Street, Williamstown – intermittent lane closure
There will be intermittent closures of one westbound lane at the Ferguson Street level crossing until Wednesday 30 June.
Railway Crescent, Williamstown – changed traffic conditions
As works progress along Railway Crescent towards the Ferguson Street intersection, we’ll need to close one lane of traffic for the safety of work crews and motorists throughout May until late July.
North Williamstown Station closure
North Williamstown Station will close from Monday 2 August until the new station opens in late 2021.
Ferguson Street Williamstown – level crossing closure
Ferguson Street, Williamstown is closed to motorists at the level crossing from Sunday 15 August for up to six weeks.
Williamstown line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Williamstown line between Newport and Williamstown stations from 8.30pm Friday 20 August to last train Friday 12 November.
Publications25 May 2021
The dangerous and congested level crossing at Ferguson Street will be gone for good months ahead of schedule, and trains will stop at a new North Williamstown Station in November this year.30 Apr 2021
Works will continue to progress throughout May, as we prepare to remove the level crossing at Ferguson Street.