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
Surrey Hills and Mont Albert – changed traffic conditions
There will be various intermittent lane closures and access changes on Beresford Street, Lorne Parade and Stirling Crescent in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert from Wednesday 13 January to Friday 22 January.
Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert – lane closure
A lane closure will be in place on Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert from Thursday 21 January to Monday 1 February.
New Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station early concept designs
Early concept designs for the new Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station.
Publications08 Jan 2021
We’re fast-tracking the level crossing removals at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, and the boom gates will be gone for good in 2023.16 Dec 2020
To further develop the designs, we’ll undertake additional site investigations between December 2020 and the end of March 2021.