The removal of the Gap Road level crossing in Sunbury will be the fourth to be removed along the Sunbury line, which will leave four level crossings remaining between Sunbury Station and the city.
The boom gates at Gap Road can be down for up to 26 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 24 trains run through the crossing. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Sunbury line, meaning more boom gate downtime.
This project will be delivered in a partnership between the Level Crossing Removal Project and Rail Projects Victoria.
By coordinating the Gap Road level crossing removal and the Sunbury Line Upgrade projects, it will allow us to bring the level crossing removal forward from 2025 to 2022 so we can get traffic in the Sunbury CBD moving sooner.
For further information about the progress of this project, visit the Sunbury Line Upgrade website.
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.