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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

Getting the new Preston rail bridge ready for trains

Getting the new Preston rail bridge ready for trains

Level crossing removal wrk at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road is about to reach a major milestone.

16 May 2022

4 level crossings to go in Preston next month

4 level crossings to go in Preston next month

4 dangerous and congested level crossings in Preston will be gone for good next month. The level crossings are being removed by elevating the rail

14 Apr 2022

Sky's the limit at Preston

Sky's the limit at Preston

So much has happened on site at Preston over the past few months as we work to remove four level crossings and build new stations at Preston and Bell.

28 Feb 2022

Shop and win in Preston this Christmas

Shop and win in Preston this Christmas

Spend $10 at one of the Preston Central Traders between Sunday 12 December and Monday 20 December, and go in the draw to win one of 3 prizes,

12 Dec 2021

Project presence at Preston Market

Project presence at Preston Market

Shoppers may have noticed something new at Preston Market, with the installation of a Preston Level Crossing Removal Project information stall recently.

24 Nov 2021

Sign up to receive Preston SMS project updates for your chance to win

Sign up to receive Preston SMS project updates for your chance to win

Sign up before 13 December and go in the draw to win one of ten $100 Preston Central Vouchers.

22 Nov 2021

Preston traffic and train changes in November and December

Preston traffic and train changes in November and December

Preston works are progressing and travellers are reminded to plan ahead and allow extra travel time in the lead up to Christmas, as road and rail works ramp up in November and December.

17 Nov 2021

New Preston Station platforms are coming

New Preston Station platforms are coming

Buses replace trains on the Mernda line over the first 2 weekends in October so we can install 6 huge steel modules, which will form the foundations of the island platform at the new Preston Station.

20 Sep 2021

Preston – take at look at your new open spaces

Preston – take at look at your new open spaces

Designs have been released for new open spaces being created under the elevated rail line in Preston.

13 Sep 2021

Elevated rail line starts to take shape at Preston

Elevated rail line starts to take shape at Preston

The elevated rail line at Preston is taking shape with giant concrete segments being craned into place to form the foundations for the 2km elevated rail line.

13 Sep 2021

Piling begins at Preston

Piling begins at Preston

Three piling rigs have taken up temporary residence near Preston and Bell stations as they work to build strong foundations for the new elevated rail bridge in Preston.

15 Jun 2021

Six day construction blitz wraps up in Preston

Six day construction blitz wraps up in Preston

Thank you for your patience as we completed 6 days of around the clock work on our Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

14 May 2021

Preston Market Spend and Win competition winners announced

Preston Market Spend and Win competition winners announced

The Preston level crossing removal team celebrated local mums last weekend, with the ‘Go Preston…Shop Local’ competition winners draw held at the Preston Market – just in time for Mother’s Day.

11 May 2021

Construction blitz kicks off at Preston

Construction blitz kicks off at Preston

Around the clock work starts at Preston tonight as sections of the Mernda line close for a six-day construction blitz.

05 May 2021

Celebrating Mother's Day at Preston Market – Shop and Win!

Celebrating Mother's Day at Preston Market – Shop and Win!

As we remove four level crossings in Preston and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, the Preston level crossing removal team are keen to celebrate all local mums.

30 Apr 2021

Preston open space feedback report now released

Preston open space feedback report now released

In December 2020, we released concept designs for new open space as part of the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project. These designs were developed using feedback from the community.

06 Apr 2021

Get involved in our Preston project

Get involved in our Preston project

With work kicking off on site in Preston, the Preston level crossing removal project team is calling for Expressions of Interest to members of the community to join our Stakeholder Liaison Group.

15 Mar 2021

Full steam ahead at Preston

Full steam ahead at Preston

Four of the most notorious level crossings in Melbourne’s north will soon be gone, with major works now underway on the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

11 Feb 2021

More progress at Preston

More progress at Preston

Crews are gearing up to start major construction work this year on the removal of four level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston.

07 Jan 2021

Preston’s newest open spaces

Preston’s newest open spaces

As we get on with the job of removing four level crossings and building new stations at Bell and Preston, we’ve developed concept designs for the open space that will be created under the rail line.

07 Dec 2020

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

First look at new Bell and Preston stations

Designs have been unveiled for the new Bell and Preston stations, being built as part of the project to remove four level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road.

04 Oct 2020

Preston open space feedback – what we heard

Preston open space feedback – what we heard

We asked the Preston community how they’d like their new open spaces to be developed as part of the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project.

22 Jun 2020

Preston Open Space Advisory Panel now formed

Preston Open Space Advisory Panel now formed

Our POSAP members represent a diverse cross section of the community including parents, members of local sporting and community groups, residents, workers and a Darebin City Council representative.

18 May 2020

Share your ideas on open space in Preston

Share your ideas on open space in Preston

As part of the Preston Level Crossing Removal Project we’re creating new open spaces. We want you to tell us how you’d like these new community spaces to be developed.

22 Apr 2020

Be part of the team to help shape Preston’s newest open spaces

Be part of the team to help shape Preston’s newest open spaces

We're forming a Preston Open Space Advisory Panel (POSAP) for the community to have direct input into the design of the newly created open spaces.

10 Mar 2020

Pressing on with removing four level crossings in Preston

Pressing on with removing four level crossings in Preston

Work will start next year to remove four dangerous and congested level crossings at Murray Road, Cramer Street, Bell Street and Oakover Road, Preston.

12 Nov 2019

Eight crossings set to go in the north

Eight crossings set to go in the north

The Level Crossing Removal Project is getting on with the job of removing eight dangerous and congested level crossings in Melbourne’s north, in a pipeline of works on the Upfield and Mernda lines.

07 May 2019

More level crossing removals on the way

More level crossing removals on the way

A further 25 level crossings will be removed by 2025, in addition to the 50 already planned, underway or completed.

30 Nov 2018

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