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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 – site investigations in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert - February

Works notice – use of vacant land at 332 Mont Albert Road for storage


News

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert crossings removal fast-tracked

02 Dec 2020
More level crossing removals on the way

More level crossing removals on the way

30 Nov 2018

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Publications

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert – concept design 3D fly through

17 Feb 2021

Watch an animated fly through of the concept designs for the Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert level crossing removal projects.

Works notice – site investigations in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert - February

01 Feb 2021

To further develop designs, we’ll undertake additional site investigations in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert until the end of March 2021.

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Union Road, Surrey Hills

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