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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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Level crossing removed

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.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.

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

Works notice – Ferguson Street construction blitz update

Works notice – Ferguson Street, Williamstown, 24/7 construction blitz


Current disruptions

30 Jul 2021 1627567200 1646053140 to Feb 2022

North Williamstown Station – car park closure

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

North Williamstown Station car park will close from 8pm Friday 30 July 2021 to the end of February 2022.

30 Jul 2021 1627567200 1633010340 to Sep 2021

Bus routes 415 and 472 – North Williamstown Station bus stop closure

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WILLIAMSTOWN LINE

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.

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.

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 construction blitz begins

Williamstown construction blitz begins

23 Aug 2021
Williamstown crossing on its way out

Williamstown crossing on its way out

24 May 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Ferguson Street construction blitz update

16 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.

Ferguson Street level crossing kids activity book

14 Sep 2021

We’ve created a kids activity book to help kids learn more about the Ferguson Street Level Crossing Removal Project.

Map

Ferguson Street, Williamstown

Current events

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.

01 Aug 2021

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