We're removing the dangerous level crossing at Ferguson Street by building a new rail trench under the road, making way for a new North Williamstown Station and an upgraded precinct for the community to enjoy.
We’re working around the clock until Saturday 13 November, as we complete works to lower the rail under Ferguson Street and remove the level crossing.
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 2 fatalities, one collision with a cyclist and at least 5 near misses.
Buses will continue to replace trains on the Williamstown line between Newport and Williamstown stations until the last service on Friday 12 November.
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 removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
North Williamstown Station – car park closure
North Williamstown Station car park will close from 8pm Friday 30 July 2021 to the end of February 2022.
Bus routes 415 and 472 – North Williamstown Station bus stop closure
Bus Routes 415 and 472 (to Williamstown) will not service the North Williamstown Station/Ferguson Street bus stop from Friday 30 July to late September.
North Williamstown Station closure
North Williamstown Station will close from Monday 2 August until the new station opens in late 2021.
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.
Publications16 Sep 2021
We’re working round the clock until mid November, as we complete works to lower the rail under Ferguson Street and remove the dangerous and congested level crossing.14 Sep 2021
We’ve created a kids activity book to help kids learn more about the Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project.
Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Ferguson Street, Williamstown – Walking tours
Come along for a guided walking tour of the Ferguson Street level crossing removal site. Led by project staff, you will be taken safely around the outside of the project site for a behind the scenes tour.