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Level crossing removed

The Reservoir level crossing is being removed by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

By elevating the rail line over High Street, we will create new direct connections between Edwardes Street and Broadway.

As part of the project, we’re building a new public plaza and improving shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

A total of 36,000 vehicles travel through this crossing each day. The boom gates at High Street are down for 24 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.

Major construction has started, with project completion expected in 2020.

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.

Current disruptions

15 Jan 2019 to 1547470800 1583067540 Mar 2020

Reservoir Station – Long term car park closures

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To accommodate temporary station buildings, site facilities and construction equipment for the Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project, all rail passenger car parks at Reservoir Station will close from 15 January 2019 until early 2020.

Jan 2019 to 1546261200 1583067540 Mar 2020

Macartney Street Reservoir – Northbound closure

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Macartney Street, Reservoir will be closed in the northbound direction between Cheddar Road and Sutton Street from January 2019 until early 2020.

27 Jan 2019 to 1548507600 1585659540 Mar 2020

Reservoir bus interchange closure

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The bus interchange located in the Reservoir Station precinct will close from 27 January 2019 until early 2020.

10 Apr 2019 to 1554818400 1575205140 Dec 2019

Reservoir Station – temporary changes

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From Wednesday 10 April 2019, there are changes to how you will use Reservoir Station while we remove the High Street, Reservoir level crossing.

20 May 2019 to 1558274400 1577797140 Dec 2019

High Street, Reservoir – Pedestrian crossing detours

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At times, we will need to close the pedestrian crossings at the rail line at High Street, Reservoir until December 2019. The closures alternate between the northern and southern crossings at Reservoir Station.

19 Aug 2019 to 1566136800 1577710740 Dec 2019

High Street, Reservoir – level crossing closed

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The High Street intersection will be closed at the level crossing from 9:00pm Monday 19 August until late December 2019.

20 Aug 2019 to 1566223200 1577192340 Dec 2019

Bus routes 555 and 561 – service changes

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Bus route 555 will not service selected bus stops until late 2019 due to the High Street intersection closure. Bus route 561 will run to a reduced frequency.

10 Oct 2019 to 1570626000 1571921940 Oct 2019

Mernda line – buses replacing trains

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Buses replace trains on the Mernda line at various times in October.

18 Oct 2019 to 1571317200 1571662740 21 Oct 2019

High and Spring streets, Reservoir – lane closures

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There will be lane closures in place on Spring and High streets, between Cleeland and Leamington streets from 9:00pm Friday 18 October to 5:00am Monday 21 October.

16 Oct 2019 to 1571144400 1572008340 25 Oct 2019

Regent Station – car park changes

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From 7:00pm Wednesday 16 October to 7:00am Friday 25 October 2019, four spaces in the Regent Station car park off Robinson Road will temporarily close.

News

Steel bridge growing in Reservoir

Steel bridge growing in Reservoir

15 Oct 2019
Getting crafty in Reservoir

Getting crafty in Reservoir

14 Oct 2019

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Publications

High Street, Reservoir community update – August 2019

30 Aug 2019

This month the High Street intersection closed as we started building the rail bridge over High Street.

Reservoir level crossing removal project – Frequently asked questions

25 Jul 2019

Questions and answers about the Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project

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High Street, Reservoir

Current events

Reservoir community drop-in sessions

The Reservoir level crossing removal team will be hosting weekly community drop-in sessions at Reservoir Library with Darebin City Council.

02 Apr 2019

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Reservoir Halloween event

The Reservoir level crossing removal project team will be hosting a Halloween event down in Reservoir Shopping Precinct, Broadway, Edwardes Street and Spring Street in Reservoir.

31 Oct 2018

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