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.
Reservoir Station – Long term car park closures
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.
Macartney Street Reservoir – Northbound closure
Macartney Street, Reservoir will be closed in the northbound direction between Cheddar Road and Sutton Street from January 2019 until early 2020.
Reservoir bus interchange closure
The bus interchange located in the Reservoir Station precinct will close from 27 January 2019 until early 2020.
High Street, Reservoir – Lane closures
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.
Reservoir Station – temporary changes
From Wednesday 10 April 2019, there are changes to how you will use Reservoir Station while we remove the High Street, Reservoir level crossing.
High Street, Reservoir – Pedestrian crossing detours
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.
Reservoir Station – temporary closure
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.
Mernda line – buses replacing trains
Buses replace trains between Thornbury and Epping on the Mernda line on some evenings and weekends in July and August 2019.
High Street, Reservoir – level crossing closed
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.
Publications15 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.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.
High Street, Reservoir
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.