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.
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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.