The level crossings at Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert and Union Road, Surrey Hills have been fast-tracked for removal, with early works to start in the second half of 2021 and major construction to start in 2022.
The project will be completed two years earlier than originally planned, with the boom gates gone for good 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 an open trench beneath the roads with a new premium station to be built between Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.
The open rail trench design with a new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety, and deliver more frequent services for locals.
Updated station precinct designs released
Updated designs for the new station and station precinct are now available.
To find out more about the designs, view our:
- image gallery of the updated designs
- updated station designs fact sheet
- updated designs and station precinct explainer videos.
You're now invited to take our survey about the updated designs and register for a community information session.
For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert – updated designs
Updated designs for Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert.
Publications18 Jun 2021
We'd like to hear your views on the proposed arrangement of Lorne Parade Reserve, the new play space, locations for public artwork, and more.16 Jun 2021
Executive summaries from the Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert Community Reference Group (CRG) meetings are available here.