The level crossing at Grange Road in Alphington is now gone for good, months ahead of schedule.
The removal of the level crossing, by building a rail trench to lower the train line under Grange Road, was completed during a major construction blitz earlier this year.
This work has been completed as part of a package of works that also removed the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road, built a new Rosanna station and duplicate a single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna.
Two extra weekday services will be added to the Hurstbridge line from August now the duplication is complete and the level crossings have been removed.
The project has improved pedestrian and cycling access, with two new low-profile bridges over the railway line.
Before their removal in March, the boom gates at Grange Road were down for about 40 minutes during the 7:00am to 9:00am weekday morning peak causing delays for around 25,000 vehicles.
New Rosanna Station opens, with two level crossings gone for good
From tomorrow, normal train services will resume on the Hurstbridge line and passengers will be able to catch trains from the new Rosanna Station.
Finishing works on the Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade
The finishing touches on the Hurstbridge Line Upgrade.
We’ve completed the construction blitz and our sites in Rosanna, Heidelberg and Alphington have been transformed.
Trains are now running below Grange Road in the new rail trench, allowing traffic and trains to flow more smoothly.
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