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Level crossing removed

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

Works notice - Ferguson Street, Williamstown, May construction lookahead

Works notice – Railway Crescent utility works, changes to traffic conditions

Works notice – Ferguson Street, Williamstown, upcoming May night works

Current disruptions

29 Mar 2021 1616936400 1625061540 to 30 Jun 2021

Ferguson Street, Williamstown – intermittent lane closure

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

There will be intermittent closures of one westbound lane at the Ferguson Street level crossing until Wednesday 30 June.

May 2021 1619791200 1627739940 to Jul 2021

Railway Crescent, Williamstown – changed traffic conditions

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

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.

02 Aug 2021 1627826400 1640869140 to Dec 2021

North Williamstown Station closure

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

North Williamstown Station will close from Monday 2 August until the new station opens in late 2021.

15 Aug 2021 1628949600 1631714340 to Sep 2021

Ferguson Street Williamstown – level crossing closure

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

Ferguson Street, Williamstown is closed to motorists at the level crossing from Sunday 15 August for up to six weeks.

20 Aug 2021 1629455400 1636721940 to 12 Nov 2021

Williamstown line – buses replace trains

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

Buses replace trains on the Williamstown line between Newport and Williamstown stations from 8.30pm Friday 20 August to last train Friday 12 November.

News

Williamstown crossing on its way out

Williamstown crossing on its way out

24 May 2021
Calling on the Williamstown community!

Calling on the Williamstown community!

31 Mar 2021

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Publications

Ferguson Street, Williamstown community update – May 2021

25 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.

Works notice - Ferguson Street, Williamstown North, May construction lookahead

30 Apr 2021

Works will continue to progress throughout May, as we prepare to remove the level crossing at Ferguson Street.

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Ferguson Street, Williamstown

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