The level crossings at Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert and Union Road, Surrey Hills have been fast-tracked for removal, with major construction to start in 2022 and the level crossings removed in 2023.
These level crossings are two of Melbourne’s worst – the level crossing at Union Road was the site of a tragic incident in 2016 that resulted in two fatalities, and there have been at least eight near misses at these crossings since 2005.
The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 61 trains run through the crossings.
The crossings will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench beneath the roads with a new premium station to be built between Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
The rail trench design with a new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety, and deliver more frequent services for locals.
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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 works notices
Bedford Avenue, Surrey Hills – road closure
Bedford Avenue, Surrey Hills will be closed at Union Road for eastbound traffic on Wednesday 28 April between 7am to 6pm.
Croydon Road, Surrey Hills – road closure
Croydon Road, Surrey Hills will be closed at Union Road for westbound traffic on Thursday 29 April between 7am to 6pm.
New Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station early concept designs
Early concept designs for the new Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station.
Publications16 Apr 2021
Site investigations to inform our designs for the Union Road and Mont Albert Road level crossing removals are ongoing, and will continue in April and May.07 Apr 2021
As part of the Union Road and Mont Albert level crossing removals, site investigations will continue throughout April and May 2021.