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.
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 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.
Publications19 Feb 2020
Questions and answers about the level crossing removals in Coburg and Brunswick.29 Jan 2020
From January, you’ll start seeing more construction activity and workers in the area as we prepare to raise the rail line and build new stations at Moreland and Coburg.
Munro Street, Coburg
Bell to Moreland info hub
Come and talk to the Bell to Moreland project team.