Boom gates gone from Glenroy
The finish line is in sight at Glenroy, as progress to remove Melbourne’s 60th dangerous and congested level crossing at Glenroy Road and build a new Glenroy Station reaches the final stages.
Glenroy Road closed on Monday night so crews could work 24/7 to remove the boom gates and rail tracks, with buses currently replacing trains on sections of the Craigieburn Line while the construction team finishes work on the new lowered rail trench.
A boom gate free Glenroy Road will re-open to vehicles on Saturday 14 May. Around 19,000 vehicles use this section of road each day, with the boom gates being down for around 43% of the morning peak.
As well as removing the level crossing, the project will also deliver a brand-new Glenroy Station and station precinct, including improved local connections, shared use paths and new landscaping. Trains will stop at the new Glenroy Station from 9pm Friday 6 May.
Along with the new station, a new bus interchange will open adjacent to the station entrance on Hartington Street. Commuters will no longer need to walk to Blenheim Street for connecting buses, with the new interchange creating easier and safer access to and from Glenroy Station.
When the station concourse and building are completed later this year, the project will connect two sides of Glenroy, currently separated by the rail line. Pedestrians will be able to walk from Dowd Place on the western side of the rail line across to Hartington Street in the east, without being held up by boom gates or traffic lights.