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Level crossing removed

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

Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, site investigations in your area

Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, temporary traffic changes in your area

Works notice – Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, March and April site investigations


Current disruptions

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Bedford Avenue, Surrey Hills – road closure

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Bedford Avenue, Surrey Hills will be closed at Union Road for eastbound traffic on Wednesday 28 April between 7am to 6pm.

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Croydon Road, Surrey Hills – road closure

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Croydon Road, Surrey Hills will be closed at Union Road for westbound traffic on Thursday 29 April between 7am to 6pm.

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Thank you for your feedback on sports grounds

Thank you for your feedback on sports grounds

31 Mar 2021
Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

02 Dec 2020

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Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, temporary traffic changes in your area

16 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.

Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, site investigations in your area

07 Apr 2021

As part of the Union Road and Mont Albert level crossing removals, site investigations will continue throughout April and May 2021.

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