The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert have been fast-tracked for removal and will be completed 2 years earlier than originally planned.
Early works have started, with major construction to start in 2022 and 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 2 fatalities, and there have been at least 8 near misses at these crossings since 2005.
The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 40% 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.
Further design enhancements
A new station entrance and Mont Albert heritage plaza will now deliver more open space and better access. Find out more about the two major design enhancements for the new station and station precinct and view the enhancements or additional updated designs in the image gallery.
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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Churchill Street, Mont Albert – eastbound lane closure
The eastbound lane between Stanhope Street and Creswick Lane will be temporarily closed from Monday 25 October for approximately 2 weeks.
Lorne Parade, Mont Albert – eastbound lane closure
The eastbound lane of Lorne Parade will be temporarily closed from Monday 25 October for approximately 2 weeks.
Union Road and Mont Albert Road – enhanced designs August 2021
Enhanced designs of the new station entrance and Mont Albert heritage plaza.
Works notice – Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert site establishment works October06 Oct 2021
Our site establishment activities are commencing and there will be some temporary impacts on local streets, and power outages associated with our works.30 Sep 2021
On Wednesday 21 July 2021, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).