High Street, Reservoir

Train traveling through level crossing at High Street in Reservoir


On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Major construction has started on the Reservoir level crossing, which will be removed by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

By elevating the rail line over High Street, we will create new direct connections between Edwardes Street and Broadway.

As part of the project, we’ll build a new public plaza and improve shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

A total of 36,000 vehicles travel through this crossing each day. The boom gates at High Street are down for 24 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.

Work on the Reservoir level crossing removal has started and includes geotechnical investigations and the relocation of services.

Design update

We have received valuable feedback about what is important to the Reservoir community, which included:

• the need to create a vibrant and safe transport precinct

• fixing the notorious Reservoir intersection, including removing the level crossing

• improving connectivity around Reservoir as a motorist, pedestrian or cyclist

• revitalising the central heart of Reservoir.

We’ve listened and, after completing a series of initial technical investigations and extensive planning, we will be removing the Reservoir level crossing by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

The rail bridge will be about nine metres high and one kilometre long, with a new island platform above ground. The new Reservoir Station will have above ground platforms, a new station forecourt, and walkways to connect pedestrians and cyclists between Edwardes Street and Broadway.


On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Major construction has started on the Reservoir level crossing, which will be removed by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

By elevating the rail line over High Street, we will create new direct connections between Edwardes Street and Broadway.

As part of the project, we’ll build a new public plaza and improve shared use paths for pedestrians and cyclists.

A total of 36,000 vehicles travel through this crossing each day. The boom gates at High Street are down for 24 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.

Work on the Reservoir level crossing removal has started and includes geotechnical investigations and the relocation of services.

Design update

We have received valuable feedback about what is important to the Reservoir community, which included:

• the need to create a vibrant and safe transport precinct

• fixing the notorious Reservoir intersection, including removing the level crossing

• improving connectivity around Reservoir as a motorist, pedestrian or cyclist

• revitalising the central heart of Reservoir.

We’ve listened and, after completing a series of initial technical investigations and extensive planning, we will be removing the Reservoir level crossing by building a rail bridge over High Street and constructing a new Reservoir Station.

The rail bridge will be about nine metres high and one kilometre long, with a new island platform above ground. The new Reservoir Station will have above ground platforms, a new station forecourt, and walkways to connect pedestrians and cyclists between Edwardes Street and Broadway.

Reservior design options

over 1 year

This map is designed to gather your ideas and feedback  in relation to the two design options being considered to remove the Reservoir level crossing removal. Simply add your comments.

The feedback period will be open until 5pm on Friday 3 November 2017. After that point, we will analyse this feedback and feed this into the design options for the removal of the Reservoir level crossing.

For further details on the two options being considered view rail over and rail under designs.

Your comments will be visible to anyone else using Places, and all comments made can be viewed by...

This map is designed to gather your ideas and feedback  in relation to the two design options being considered to remove the Reservoir level crossing removal. Simply add your comments.

The feedback period will be open until 5pm on Friday 3 November 2017. After that point, we will analyse this feedback and feed this into the design options for the removal of the Reservoir level crossing.

For further details on the two options being considered view rail over and rail under designs.

Your comments will be visible to anyone else using Places, and all comments made can be viewed by the project team. Please note that any comments you upload will take up to 24 hours to appear and profanity or other threatening language may be removed from public view. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact LXRA 1800 762 667 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

Tell Us What's Important to You

about 3 years

This map is designed to gather your ideas and feedback for the Reservoir level crossing removal. We want to understand what is most liked in your area, what problems exist and what can be improved. The comment categories are different colours to represent different areas of interest. Simply select a category and add your comments.

The feedback period will be open until 5pm on Friday 18 November 2016. After that point, we will analyse this feedback and feed this into the design options for the removal of the Reservoir level crossing.

Your comments will be visible to anyone else using Places, and all comments...

This map is designed to gather your ideas and feedback for the Reservoir level crossing removal. We want to understand what is most liked in your area, what problems exist and what can be improved. The comment categories are different colours to represent different areas of interest. Simply select a category and add your comments.

The feedback period will be open until 5pm on Friday 18 November 2016. After that point, we will analyse this feedback and feed this into the design options for the removal of the Reservoir level crossing.

Your comments will be visible to anyone else using Places, and all comments made can be viewed by the project team. Please note that any comments you upload will take up to 24 hours to appear and profanity or other threatening language may be removed from public view. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact LXRA 1800 762 667 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded