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
New Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station early concept designs
Early concept designs for the new Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Station.
Publications14 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.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.