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.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.