Melbourne Level Crossing Removals
An Alliance consisting of John Holland, KBR, VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Metro Trains Melbourne (Metro) and the Level Crossing Removal Authority undertook the work for the Burke Road, North Road, Mckinnon Road and Centre Road Level Crossing Removal Project.
These projects were part of the Victorian Government's $2.4b plan to remove at least 20 level crossings by 2018. These sites form the basis of a long-term strategic plan being developed to remove all 50 level crossings by 2022.
Our works included removing the level crossings by lowering the rail lines, reconstruction of local stations as well as improvements to the road and public transport connections.
Scope of Work
The project works included the following:
- Lowering of the rail line under Burke Road in Glen Iris
- Construction of a new train station precinct for Gardiner Station
- Lowering of the rail line under North Road, Ormond
- Construction of a new train precinct for Ormond Station
- Lowering of the rail line under Centre Road, Bentleigh
- Construction of new train station precinct for Bentleigh Station
- Lowering of the rail line under Mckinnon Road, Mckinnon
- Construction of a new train station precinct for Mckinnon Station
- Construction of a new tram stop in Glen Iris
- Associated rail and track works
Removing the crossings will bring significant benefits to the community, including:
- Deliver significant safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians
- Improve travel around Melbourne – whether you're a train user, pedestrian, cyclist or driver
- Get people home safer and faster
- Make our roads more reliable, enabling people to better predict their travel times
- Stimulate economic growth by creating thousands of jobs during construction
- Revitalise local communities, with many areas benefiting from station rebuilds
- Enable more trains to run more often and on time