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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert have been fast-tracked for removal, with major construction to start in 2022 and the level crossings removed 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 two fatalities, and there have been at least eight near misses at these crossings since 2005.

The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 61 trains run through the crossings.

The crossings will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench beneath the roads with a new premium station to be built between Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.

The rail trench design with a new premium station will ease congestion, improve safety, and deliver more frequent services for locals.

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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.


Current works notices

Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, site investigations in your area

Works notice – Union Road and Mont Albert Road, temporary traffic changes in your area

Works notice – Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert, March and April site investigations


News

Thank you for your feedback on sports grounds

Thank you for your feedback on sports grounds

31 Mar 2021
Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

02 Dec 2020

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Publications

Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert community update – May 2021

14 May 2021

Earlier this year we asked the Surrey Hills and Mont Albert community for feedback on our project design. We received 5000 separate pieces of feedback from around 1500 people.

Union Road and Mont Albert Road – Community Reference Group

23 Apr 2021

Executive summaries from the Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert Community Reference Group (CRG) meetings are available here.

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