LEVEL CROSSING REMOVAL BLITZ IN S.E. MELBOURNE
Crews have been working around the clock to remove dangerous and congested level crossings in Surrey Hills and Mont Albert as part of a six-week construction blitz.
- A new Union Station to replace the existing Surrey Hills and Mont Albert stations with a single, modern station.
- Lowering of the Lilydale line into a 1.3-kilometre rail trench
- Creation of new community open spaces above the same line
Buses will replace trains on sections of the Lilydale line until the last service on Sunday 24 July.
The level crossing removals at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road have been fast-tracked, and are now due for completion in 2023.
These level crossings are considered two of Melbourne’s worst.
To date, 65 level crossings across Melbourne are gone, with another 21 to go by 2025.
Author: Leon Cranswick