Glenroy

The Victorian Government is getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Glenroy Road, and building a new and improved station at Glenroy.

Extensive technical investigations have found that a rail under road design is the most feasible option for removing the level crossing. This will see the rail line lowered into a trench that runs underneath Glenroy Road.

Removing the level crossing will improve safety and travel times, while building a new station precinct will help revitalise the area.

As planning continues, we are seeking feedback from the community.

We want to hear how you move around your neighbourhood, how you access and use public transport, and what you’d like to see in and around the new Glenroy Station precinct.

The Victorian Government is getting rid of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Glenroy Road, and building a new and improved station at Glenroy.

Extensive technical investigations have found that a rail under road design is the most feasible option for removing the level crossing. This will see the rail line lowered into a trench that runs underneath Glenroy Road.

Removing the level crossing will improve safety and travel times, while building a new station precinct will help revitalise the area.

As planning continues, we are seeking feedback from the community.

We want to hear how you move around your neighbourhood, how you access and use public transport, and what you’d like to see in and around the new Glenroy Station precinct.

Q&A

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  • The Moreland Leader has just published an article on the 18th of November 2019 that Moreland Council will be introducing parking restrictions close to the Glenroy Train Station. Many public transport users park in the streets surrounding the station and will no longer be able to park there. The new train station should include an increased number of parking spaces to help ensure more public transport users. I understand the survey concluded earlier this month however the residents have only been made aware of this policy change just today and would not understand the impact of this policy change to the way they use public transport. Who do we need to speak to to improve the parking facilities at the new Glenroy Train Station?

    Berna asked 18 days ago

    Hi Berna, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately, parking restrictions in the streets surrounding Glenroy Station are not within our project scope and we encourage you to share your feedback on the proposed parking changes with Moreland City Council directly. 

    While the project is in the early planning stages, we are working with key stakeholders such as Metro Trains Melbourne and VicTrack to see how the project can improve parking at the station.

  • During rail under road construction, how long do you expect the Craigieburn line to be closed? Will trains still continue to run upto Oak Park?

    sridharv86 asked about 1 month ago

    Hi there, 

    Thanks for the questions. We're still in the planning stages for the project, and specific information about construction impacts and rail disruptions is yet to be determined. 

    Once we have more information, we'll be coming back out to the community.

  • Hi, will the pedestrian access be better than it is at the moment? Most people leave or enter the station and walk through the cars in the car park in coles and the station area. Pedestrian access from both sides of the level crossing needs to be improved to bring the whole space together.

    Marksmichell asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Mark, 

    We're still undertaking planning works to finalise the design to remove the level crossing, which includes looking at how we can improve access for commuters in the area. 

    Thanks for sharing your feedback - we've taken it on board along with the other community feedback as we continue our planning.

  • Where will trains run from on the Craigieburn line when the works begin?

    Iain M asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Iain,

    Thanks for the question. We're still undertaking planning works to determine the final design for Glenroy Road, including the construction methodology and schedule. 

    We'll be coming back out to the community soon with more information.

  • What is the estimated time frame that the level crossing will be out of action (ie. no traffic able to cross the line at Glenroy Rd?) I assume there will be a substantial increase in traffic flow via Devon Rd over this period so how will this be managed safely? Also, how long will trains be out of action for? Will there be buses between Pascoe Vale/Oak Park and Glenroy/Jacana whilst the works are being undertaken....???

    cuppoka asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Cuppoka, thanks for the question. We are still in the early planning stages for the project. 

    Once we have more details about the final design we will be coming back out to the community with information around the construction methodology and timeframes.

  • Why are the crossings at Devon st, Oak Park and Gaffney st, Pascoe Vale not being removed at the same time? It makes alot of sense to do all these crossings together as they are so closely located.

    cbrazenor asked about 2 months ago

    Hi cbrazenor, thanks for the question. Unfortunately the level crossings at Devon Street, Oak Park and Gaffney Street aren't on the list of 75 level crossings to be removed by 2025. However, a key part of developing the design for this project is not to preclude the removal of other level crossings on the Craigieburn line in the future.

  • There is a row of beautiful mature gum trees in the southern carpark - will these be protected?

    RachelMorgan asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Rachel, thanks for the question. We are currently undertaking further planning works to determine the final design for the project, however we understand that trees and vegetation are important to the community. 

    Part of the planning process will involve undertaking a full assessment of all the trees in the project area. We also work closely with qualified arborists across all our projects to investigate any impacts to vegetation in the area. 

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback, we've taken it on board along with other feedback from the community.

  • 1. How are you planning to handle the multiple entry points to Coles from Glenroy Road ? This is a major chaos area and a safety issue

    Moy4fun asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Moy4Fun, we’re still in the early planning stages to determine the best solution for traffic flow in the area. Thank you for your feedback - we've included it with the other feedback we've received from the community.

  • Will the project begins in the early 2020 and completed by late 2021? Will these car parks at Glenroy Station to be closed? Will the V-Line Albury trains and Sydney XPT trains continue to run as Standard Gauge tracks?

    Michael Ngo asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Michael, thanks for your questions.

    At this stage, we're still undertaking planning works to determine the final design which will then determine the construction plans. 

    Early works are planned to start in 2020 with the level crossing gone in 2022. Any closures and disruptions are yet to be confirmed but will be communicated to the public in advance. 

    You can stay up to date on the project by signing up for email updates at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • Can you specify the plans for new Glenroy station? Will it be at the same location? Underground? With access via stairs and escalators? Thanks

    Ekaterina asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Ekaterina, thanks for your questions.

    The Glenroy Road level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line under the road. At this stage, we're still completing planning works to determine the final design. 

    You can provide us with your thoughts on what you'd like to see as part of the project by filling out our survey here:  https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/glenroy/survey_tools/glenroy-feedback-form

  • How is the crossing going to be removed?

    BobtheTrainGuy asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Bob, we're removing the Glenroy Road level crossing by lowering the rail line under Glenroy Road, as well as building a new Glenroy Station. You can stay up to date on the project by signing up for email updates at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • This project can't be completed soon enough!!! Will you consider a further crossing (in addition to Glenroy rd) either just North or just South over the railway... There are many vehicles that come down from the North end of this station to cross the railroad, only to head back up North on the other side of the railway and same goes for vehicles from the South of this intersection... so really, these vehicles are doing a big "U-turn" just to get to the other side of the railroad. This is additional, unnecessary traffic at this particular intersection, so there'll still be traffic congestion here if there isn't an additional crossing.

    Franky asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Franky, at this stage only Glenroy Road and Buckley Street in Essendon are the two level crossings nominated for removal on the Craigieburn line. However a key aspect of developing the design for this project will be not preoclding the future removal of adjacent level crossings on the line. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about traffic movements in the area, we've taken it on board with the other feedback we receive from the community. If you haven't already, you can share other thoughts and ideas on the project and the local area by completeing our survey at your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/glenroy

  • This is taking way too long to process. Also need more Transport in Hadfield and what’s with the Tram on Sydney rd finishing at Bakers rd? That’s a huge mess too. Why don’t you extend it to Campbellfield and while your at it continue the melville Rd tram down Derby St to Boundary Rd. As a person who dosent drive living here it’s so difficult getting anywhere, all you seem to worry about is the drivers what about you think about the people who don’t drive for a change that have to rely on a dysfunctional transport system. The transport in the north is a bloody joke.

    Disappointed transport user. asked about 2 months ago

    Hi there, thanks for your questions. Any changes to tram services in the area would need to be undertaken by Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams. However we're interested to hear how you think removing the Glenroy Road level crossing can help improve pedestrian connections in the area. If you haven't already you can share your feedback in the survey form at your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/glenroy

  • To ease the rail problem, why not connect the Upfield Line to continue out to Craigieburn? The line exists at the back of the old Ford plant already! Probably just needs to be upgraded.

    Bevin Johnson asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Bevin, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately connecting the Upfield and Craigieburn lines is not within the scope of this project. However, we'd like to hear any other ideas you may have on how this project can improve transport connections in the area. If you haven't already you can share your feedback in the survey form at your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/glenroy

  • Can you provide a diagram of rail under road?

    Doug Wilkinson asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Doug, at this stage we're working to determine the final design for lowering the rail line under the road, including further planning works. Once these works are complete we'll be coming back out to the community with more details on the design. If you haven't already, you can register for our email updates at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe