The rail over road design will deliver new community open spaces, improved east–west connections and improvements to the Upfield Bike Path. The four level crossings will be removed at the same time to minimise disruption to the community.
Two new stations will be built at Coburg and Moreland, while retaining and repurposing the existing heritage-listed station buildings.
Around 68,000 vehicles go through these level crossings each day, with the boom gates down for up to 25 per cent of the morning peak.
Works are expected to start in 2019 and the boom gates removed in 2020.
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.
Coburg Station Reserve closure
The Coburg Station Reserve, west of the rail line and north of Munro Street, will close from Monday 13 January 2020 until mid 2021.
Moreland Station – pedestrian and cyclist access changes
Access to Moreland Station will change from Monday 13 January to mid 2021 while level crossing removal works take place.
Moreland Station – car park closures
The asphalted Care Park south of Moreland Road will close on Monday 13 January and the asphalted car park next to the station will close on Monday 3 February.
Victoria Street, Coburg – Permanent pedestrian underpass closure
The pedestrian underpass at Victoria Street, west of Coburg Station, will permanently close on Monday 3 February 2020.
Coburg Station – pedestrian and cyclist access changes
Access to Coburg Station will change from Monday 3 February 2020 to mid 2021 while level crossing removal works take place.
Coburg Station – car park closures
The asphalted car park off Victoria Street near Coburg Station will close on Monday 3 February, and the gravel car park off Bell Street will close on Monday 17 February.
Coburg Station/Bell Street bus stop change
The Coburg Station/Bell Street bus stop, on the south side of Bell Street near Coburg Station, will be relocated 15 metres closer to Sydney Road from Thursday 6 February to mid 2021.
Coburg and Brunswick – Upfield Bike Path closure
A section of the Upfield Bike Path, between O’Hea Street in Coburg and Albion Street in Brunswick, will be closed from Thursday 6 February 2020 until mid 2021. East and west detours will be in place.
Carron Street, Coburg – pedestrian crossing closure
The Carron Street, Coburg pedestrian crossing will be closed from 9am Tuesday 31 March to 3pm Saturday 4 April.
Upfield line – buses replace trains
From Monday 20 July, for approximately three months, buses will replace trains on sections of the Upfield line.
Munro Street, Coburg
Bell to Moreland info hub
Based on current health advice we have decided to temporarily close our Bell to Moreland Info Hub from until further notice.