Getting you home faster – Level Crossing Removals

Only a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will keep removing our most dangerous and congested level crossings, with another 25 set to be consigned to history.

Every Victorian has their own story of level crossing frustration, whether you’re in the car, on the train, on a bike or on foot. For many, they’re more than a frustration – they’re the scene of a serious injury or, tragically, the place where a loved one was lost forever.

Before being elected, we promised to remove 20 crossings by 2018, despite only 10 being removed in the decade prior. The Andrews Labor Government has now consigned 29 level crossings to the history books, with 50 set to go ahead of 2022.

Because of our fast progress, we can now look to remove more of the dozens of level crossings that are slowing down our state and putting lives at risk.

A re-elected Labor Government will remove an additional 25 level crossings by 2025.

These crossings – bringing Labor’s crossing removals to 75 – have been selected through a rigorous analysis by experts at the Level Crossing Removal Authority and Transport for Victoria.

The criteria for removal has identified the next 25 priority sites across Melbourne based on congestion, construction adjacency, local access, and safety. Only Labor will remove them all.

In the Northern Metropolitan Region, there will be level crossing removals on the Upfield, Craigieburn and the Mernda railway lines.

On the Upfield line  level crossing removals are planned at Munro Street, Reynard Street, Moreland Rd and Bell Street in Coburg as well as Glenroy Road on the Craigieburn line.  The Mernda line will see removals at Oakover Road and Murrary Rd/Cramer Street, Preston, in addition to Bell Street and the notorious Reservoir level crossing where works have already begun.

These add to the Grange Road, Alphington on the Hurstbridge line, and Camp Road on the Upfield line, which have already been removed with the local residents reaping the benefits of these removals.