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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 is underway and the new Reservoir Station will open from Monday 16 December 2019. The project will be complete 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.

03 Dec 2019 to 1575291600 1576414740 15 Dec 2019

Mernda line – buses replacing trains

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Buses replace trains on different sections on the Mernda line between 7.30pm Tuesday 3 December and last train Sunday 15 December.

16 Dec 2019 to 1576414800 1583067540 Mar 2020

Reservoir Station – access changes

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Reservoir Station will open to passengers on Monday 16 December. Temporary access to the platform will be via stairs at the northern end of the station platform.

03 Dec 2019 to 1575291600 1576846740 20 Dec 2019

High Street, Spring Street and Cheddar Road, Reservoir – night-time lane closures

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There will be intermittent night-time lane closures on High and Spring streets and Cheddar Road in Reservoir from Tuesday 3 December to Friday 20 December.

News

Old Reservoir Station platforms are now gone

Old Reservoir Station platforms are now gone

06 Dec 2019
Level crossing works to heat up in summer construction blitz

Level crossing works to heat up in summer construction blitz

21 Nov 2019

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Publications

Reservoir community update – November 2019

18 Nov 2019

Trains are scheduled to travel on the new rail bridge from Monday 16 December 2019. The High Street intersection will open to traffic soon after – with the boom gates gone for good.

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.

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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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Come watch the works at Reservoir

With a lot happening on the Reservoir level crossing removal during November and December, we will be hosting pop-up viewing areas where you can watch the progress, meet the team and ask questions.

23 Nov 2019

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