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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.

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 1577797140 Dec 2019

High Street, Reservoir – Lane closures

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To allow foundation works to progress safely for the Reservoir level crossing removal, we’ll need to close all southbound left-turn lanes on High Street, at the level crossing.

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 Jul 2019 to 1563458400 1564927140 04 Aug 2019

Reservoir Station – temporary closure

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Reservoir Station will temporarily close from 8:30pm Friday 19 July to last train Sunday 4 August. Trains will run express through the closed station between Regent and Ruthven stations.

19 Jul 2019 to 1563458400 1564927140 04 Aug 2019

Mernda line – buses replacing trains

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Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping on the Mernda line on some evenings and weekends in July and August 2019.

19 Jul 2019 to 1563458400 1565013540 05 Aug 2019

High Street, Reservoir – level crossing closed

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The High Street, Reservoir level crossing will close for three weekends in July and August, from 8:30pm Friday 19 July to 5:00am Monday 22 July 2019, from 8:30pm Friday 26 July to 5:00am Monday 29 July 2019 and from 8:30pm Friday 2 August to 5:00am Monday 5 August 2019.

News

How to build a bridge

How to build a bridge

17 Jun 2019
 ‘Excellent’ for commuters, locals and the environment

‘Excellent’ for commuters, locals and the environment

03 Jun 2019

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Publications

High Street, Reservoir community update – April 2019

15 Apr 2019

Construction on your new Reservoir Station precinct is underway. Removing the Reservoir level crossing will ease congestion and make travelling in the area safer.

High Street, Reservoir Community Update – January 2019

24 Jan 2019

Since October 2018, we have been working hard to prepare for major construction to remove the Reservoir level crossing and build a brand new Reservoir Station.

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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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