Works will start on removing the dangerous level crossing at High Street in Reservoir later this year. Once started, the project will between 18 months and two years to complete.
A new station will be built as part of the building works.
The crossing ranks as Melbourne’s third worst according to the 2014 RACV Red Spot Survey.
A final decision on how the crossing is to be removed has not been made – but technical investigations have narrowed the options to two.
One option is to build a rail bridge over High Street — the bridge would be around nine metres high and 1 kilometre long, with a new island platform above ground.
The second option is to lower the train line into a 1.3 kilometre long open trench under High Street, with the new station platforms below ground level.
Level crossing removals are complex projects with many environmental, community and technical considerations to be understood and balanced as potential designs are considered.
In the early planning stages of our projects, all possible design options to remove a crossing are identified.
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