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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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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 early works to start in the second half of 2021 and major construction to start in 2022.

The project will be completed two years earlier than originally planned, with 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 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 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.

Updated station precinct designs released

Updated designs for the new station and station precinct are now available.

To find out more about the designs, view our:

You're now invited to take our survey about the updated designs and register for a community information session.

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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.


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Updated designs released for Surrey Hills and Mont Albert

Updated designs released for Surrey Hills and Mont Albert

14 Jun 2021
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Thank you for your feedback on sports grounds

31 Mar 2021

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Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert – Managing the environment

29 Jun 2021

We carefully consider sustainability and our impact on the environment during the design and construction of our projects.

Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert – Trees and vegetation

29 Jun 2021

We understand trees are a key feature of this area and highly valued by the community.

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