The Grange Road level crossing was removed in 2018, with the train line lowered under Grange Road.
This work was completed as part of a package of works that also removed the level crossing at Lower Plenty Road in Rosanna, built a new Rosanna station and duplicated a single section of track between Heidelberg and Rosanna.
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.
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.