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.
Construction will start in February 2021 and this dangerous and congested level crossing will be gone for good in 2022. Find out more about the project design and how we’ll build the trench in the latest community update newsletter.
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 crossing also has a poor safety record, with two fatalities, one collision with a cyclist and at least five near misses.
For more information on community consultation, design and construction visit Engage Victoria.
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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.
Current works notices
Williamstown line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains between Newport and Williamstown stations from Monday 18 January to Wednesday 20 January, from 8.30pm to last service each night.
Publications21 Dec 2021
In mid-January 2021, we’ll start setting up our site compounds on Kororoit Creek Road, near the Champion Road roundabout and on Power Street near North Williamstown Station.07 Dec 2020
Because of the high-strength basalt rock in the area, works will cause noise. The construction will also create dust and vibration. Read how we manage these impacts.
Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Ferguson Street community drop-in sessions – cancelled
Based on current health advice our upcoming Ferguson Street community info sessions have been cancelled. There are a number of ways you can still engage with us. Find out more here.