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.

Have a question about the Reservoir level crossing removal?

Ask us your question below and we'll get back to you with the information you need. If your question is urgent, give us a call on 1800 762 667 (24 hours, 7 days).


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  • Is St Georges Rd north open to road traffic?

    Graeme asked 5 days ago

    Hi Graeme, works in Reservoir will not impact access on St Georges Road. However, there will be intermittent closures on High and Spring streets and Cheddar Road in Reservoir from Tuesday 3 December to Friday 20 December. Two way access will be maintained with traffic management in place. To learn more about current disruptions, visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions

  • why is there a solid wall going up in front of our building 911 high street Reservoir blocking all view and how long down is it going to be? We need a service lane in front of our office as the traffic is very close right up to the footpath and a car can easily run out of control going past us.and straight into our office. I hope there's not going to be a full cement wall going all the way in front of us. Please send us the picture how and what it suppose to look like at finished stage in front of our shop. Also the road works has caused damage to our water pipes causing leakage of water and has cracked pipes with all the jack hammering and trucks and utes parked over the footpath. Please contact us regarding this to have this hazard fixed.

    Narinder asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Narinder, 

    Thanks for getting in touch. 

    We understand you have spoken with the project team about these matters. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch 24/7 on 1800 105 105 or by email at contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

  • Is any stoppages soon of the train running to complete the work and when?

    RODOLFO POLIZZI asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Rodolfo, 

    Thanks for your question. There will be train replacement bus services on sections of the Mernda line on some weekends in November, and from Tuesday 3 December until the last train Sunday 15 December so that Reservoir Station and the new rail bridge can be operational by mid-December. 

    For more information and to plan your journey, visit ptv.vic.gov.au. If you haven't already, you can also subscribe to e-updates for project updates at https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • will regent level crossing be removed?

    RODOLFO POLIZZI asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Rodolfo, unfortunately the Regent Street crossing isn't nominated for removal. While we'd love to remove all of the level crossings around Melbourne, we need to focus on the 75 nominated for removal by 2025.

  • As a long time Reservoir resident, I am glad to see this project coming along. With the removal of the level crossing there is huge potential to simplify the overcomplicated intersection which it crosses. The most obvious, simplest and most valuable change to the intersection would be to create a small section of road under the skyrail which directly links Edwardes Street with Broadway. This is a massive opportunity to simplify and improve the intersection whilst it is closed to traffic. The benefits are numerous and would more than offset the relatively small additional cost. Will this happen before the level crossing is complete?

    MichaelGeorge asked 3 months ago

    Hi Michael, thank you for your feedback. We will deliver a new civic plaza which will improve pedestrian and cycling connections between Edwardes Street and Broadway. While we are not creating a new road connection between these precincts, these works will not preclude it from being built in future.

  • Why was a rail over road option selected for High street?

    Feaba Babu asked 2 months ago

    Hi Feaba, after a detailed options assessment, it was decided that the dangerous level crossing at Reservoir will be removed with a rail bridge over High Street road. The elevated rail design creates better pedestrian and cycling connections, new open space opportunities and future opportunities for local transport improvements. A new and modern Reservoir Station is also being built as part of the project.

  • how much will it cost to remove the high street level crossing

    WENYAN LI asked 4 months ago

    Hi Wenyan,

    Thanks for your question. The work to construct the new elevated rail bridge over High Street and build a new station will cost $232 million. 

    You can read more here:

    https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/contract-signed-for-reservoir-level-crossing-removal 

  • Ruthven car park is currently having works done to it up to 10 car parkss are being blocked off daily. Can you advise who is responsible and why we have no communication regarding this.

    Michelle p asked 5 months ago

    Hi Michelle, 

    Thanks for your question, and apologies for the delay while we looked into this for you. 

    Up to 10 car spaces were temporarily closed at Ruthven Station to complete signalling works. These closures were communicated on the PTV website. 

     Your feedback has been passed on to Metro Trains and the project team to ensure that there is appropriate communication for any future closures. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • will there be any further closures for the level crossing on high st?

    asked 5 months ago

    Hi there, the intersection at the level crossing will be closed from August 19 until late December. 

    This closure will allow the project to carry out an intensive period of work that cannot be undertaken while the road is open. These activities include building the foundations and support structures for the rail bridge in the intersection, as well as installing the rail bridge directly above the road. For more information please visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions/high-street,-reservoir-level-crossing-closed2

  • Is there pedestrian access from Broadway to Edwardes Street during the Station and High Street closures of the intersection. Need to know before Tuesday 23/7. Thank you

    Lorrainemc8 asked 5 months ago

    Hi Lorrainemc8, pedestrian access across the rail line will be maintained at all times during these works, however pedestrian access will change at times, so please follow signs and directions from traffic management staff. For more information visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions/high-street,-reservoir-pedestrian-crossing-detours

  • Parking in cheddar Rd O ce the crossing is complete. How long will it take to revove the parking on the northbound lanes of cheddar Rd and bring back double carriage way?

    Lev asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for getting in touch. The parking on Cheddar Road will be reinstated when the project is complete, by mid 2020. Thanks for your patience while we get rid of the level crossing.

  • Is the rail line to be located closer to Macartney street

    Bill Saunders asked 6 months ago

    Hi Bill, thanks for getting in touch. Once complete, the northern end of the new rail bridge at Reservoir will return to ground level at Sutton Street. South of Sutton Street, the rail line will be closer to Macartney Street, as this section of the bridge is being built between the existing rail line and the shared use path along Macartney Street. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can reach the project team 24/7 at 1800 105 105.

  • Will the reservoir level crossing removal connect the road from edwards to broadway for motorist

    Omer asked 8 months ago

    Hi Omer, thanks for getting in touch. There won't be a direct road connection between Broadway and Edwardes Street as traffic modelling has shown that a direct road connection between the two would increase travel times for vehicles travelling through the junction, while providing little improvement for east-west vehicles. However, the project will improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity between the two precincts.

  • Are they going to close where the boom gates are at reservoir high street if so when because I go there every day I heard they are going to close it to fix it but when

    Kerrie johnston asked 9 months ago

    Hi Kerrie - yes there will be some closures coming up of High Street at the level crossing from 8:30pm Friday 22 March to 5:00am Monday 25 March 2019 and from 8:30pm Wednesday 3 April to 5:00am Wednesday 10 April. Detours will be in place. You can find the details here: levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions/high-street-reservoir-intersection-closure

  • Hi When we get a train replacement bus at Reservoir, could you consider encouraging people to get on their bike? Even provide extra storage down the line where we can rejoin the train? I'm planning on doing that. Thanks Sarah

    Sarah G asked 10 months ago

    Hi Sarah, thanks for getting in touch. We’ve passed this along to the project team for their consideration. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries.

  • In response to the answer to Sofia's question, does this mean there will be no design provisions made for the future suburban rail loop interchange or future inclusion of elevators?

    Tom S asked 10 months ago

    Hi Tom - the design of the new Reservoir Station allows for future enhancements to the station precinct and rail loop connections. Details such elevator locations would need to be considered as part of the planning process of those future projects.

  • How much parking will be available at the Reservoir station once complete? Have you taken into account the suburban rail loop and the fact that Reservoir station is one of the stops, heading to/from the airport? My concern is that people will park their cars to go to airport, for short and long term travel, and there won't be enough spots for daily commuters......just a thought.

    Sofia asked 11 months ago

    Hi Sofia, the project team works to ensure there will be no net loss of car parking in the area. The final design for the new Reservoir Station means there will be fewer car spaces, however these will be offset by a new car park we're building at Regent Station. 

    In relation to car parking requirements in the future, this is something that would need to be considered in the planning stage of future projects such as suburban rail loop.

  • Have you considered escalators?

    C asked 11 months ago

    Hi, we won't be installing escalators at the new Reservoir Station. The station will be accessible by stairs and lifts.

  • Will Ruthven Station at reservoir be removed?

    C asked 11 months ago

    Hi, Ruthven Station is not a part of our project. The rail bridge will return to ground level at Sutton St, south of Ruthven Station.

  • I just want to know when the station is complete, will the entrance still be on the same street which is located just near Ralph street? That normally takes about 4 mins of walk for me. If not where will the new entrance be? And how far is that from the current entrance?

    Chris23232391 asked 11 months ago

    Hi Chris, entry to Reservoir Station will be in roughly the same position as it is now. However, the station will sit above ground on the elevated tracks, and will be accessible by lifts and stairs.

  • Are the trains and/or train time tables be affected when the constructions starts?

    Rodrolga asked 11 months ago

    Hi Rodrolga - at this stage in the project there isn't disruption to the train timetable, but there will be in the future. We'll communicate these disruptions with the public closer to when they occur. 

    Currently, there are car parking and bus impacts for Reservoir commuters. You can view the disruption details on our website at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/high-street-reservoir 

    We will keep you informed of future disruptions, the best way to stay up-to-date is to subscribe at levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • ive lived in Preston Reservoir for 43 of my 46 years and am an avid railway history collector is it possible to purchase or gain an existing train station sign from the original station and Bell before they are demolished

    Agostino Crosina asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Agostino, thanks for getting in touch. There's always a lot of interest in old station signs and infrastructure when we demolish stations and remove boom gates. 

    You're able to register your interest in receiving a piece of memorabilia through our call centre - they're available 24/7 on 1800 105 105 or you can send an email to contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Good luck!

  • How can the community be protected from smoking workers on the project? Walking through a cloud of smoke from a bunch of construction workers to access the station is not providing young community members with good healthy role models and the smoke is hazardous to people, including myself who suffers from asthma from time to time. A no smoking exclusion zone would work great! Even better would be construction staff that don’t smoke at all.

    mariannap asked about 1 year ago

    Hi there - smoking is prohibited in all areas of train stations, raised platform tram stops and bus shelters across the Victorian public transport network, so workers should not be smoking around the station. We will continue to remind our workers of this and to be respectful of the community in areas where smoking is permitted.

  • What will happen with the Keon Park level crossing? The road surface is so decrepit that I am currently terrified of getting stuck on the railway line in the potholes and bumps that are already there. It is really slow and dangerous when turning left into High Street from Keon Parade.

    eily asked about 1 year ago

    Hi eily, unfortunately the Keon Park level crossing isn't nominated for removal. While we'd love to remove all of the level crossings around Melbourne, we need to focus on the 50 nominated for removal by 2022. There are a number of factors considered when assessing level crossing removals, including congestion, safety and overall economic benefits. It's helpful to know where people are having frustrations so these crossings can be considered in future. 

    Road works at this site are outside the scope of our project - you are able to contact VicRoads at www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/contact-us/call

  • After reading the preposed raised platform and station plan for Reservoir, I feel a major opportunity to remove the road congestion for the future at the Reservoir intersection has been missed. As the population grows around Reservoir and the suburbs to the north, traffic at this intersection will get increase. By raising the line and leaving the intersection as it is, the traffic at this intersection will be worse in ten years than it is now. So many better options, what a shame.

    McGee asked about 1 year ago

    Hi McGee - by removing the dangerous and congested level crossing at Reservoir there will be improvements to the flow of traffic at this intersection. 

    While the scope of our project does not cover extensive road network upgrades, the rail bridge has been carefully designed to make sure that future road network improvements are possible.

  • How many car park spaces will there be? How will this compare to the current number of car spaces? Peter

    Peter_ asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Peter - final car park designs have not yet been finalised. We'll be coming back out to the community to talk about the final design and construction impacts once we have more specific details

  • Will the 1km bridge be split evenly between each side of the station i.e. 500mm either side? I'm trying to understand if this will be visible from the back of my property which is approx. 1km south of the station. We can already see the tops of the trains going past us and now I'm really concerned this will de-value my property if there is a giant rail structure visible from the back of our house. I'm also very concerned about the additional noise this will create by raising the tracks.

    Steph asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Steph, thanks for your message. 

    The approximate length of 1km for the new rail bridge is the total length that both tracks will be elevated. At its highest point, the rail bridge will be approximately 9.6 meters. 

    A map showing the location of the rail bridge is available in the latest community update on our website: https://bit.ly/2Ng6ZBs 

     We'll be coming back out to the community to talk about the final design and construction impacts once we have more specific details. Rail closures an and station impacts won't be necessary until major construction starts next year. 

  • Hi, based on the announcement yesterday the design has now been finalised, where can we get a complete overview of what it will look like and how it will function once it's complete? What is the plan for traffic going from Edwards St to The Broadway or up High Street? What are the proposed timelines for this project?? How long will we have buses replacing trains and no parking at Reservoir Station?

    Renee D asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Renee, thanks for your questions. 

    While we have identified a design solution for removing the level crossing, we still need to undertake a range of further technical investigations in order to finalise the design prior to the start of construction. 

     We'll be coming back out to the community to talk about the final design and construction impacts once we have more specific details. Rail closures an and station impacts won't be necessary until major construction starts next year. 

    While the scope of our project does not cover extensive road network upgrades, the rail bridge has been carefully designed to make sure that future road network improvements are possible.

  • Hi, when will work begin on this level crossing removal?

    lorien asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Lorien, we are currently working to finalise the design for the removal of the level crossing at High Street, Reservoir. The design is expected to be announced shortly, with construction planned to commence later this year.

  • Hi, Just wondering what the latest news is with the Reservoir level crossing? When is the scheduled start date? Thanks Stephanie

    Stephanie asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Stephanie, thanks for your message. The preferred design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year.

    You can subscribe to receive project updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi - just wondering when you're going to release the final design? Can you also confirm if the project is on track to commence construction in 2018? I have heard that this level crossing (and the Bell Street one) has been put on the back burner in favour of progressing removals in marginal seats in the lead up to the election. Cheers, Nat

    natsir asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Nat, thanks for your question. The preferred design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year. 

    You can subscribe to receive project updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hello, when will the reservoir train station works start and how long will the job last?

    Lil asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Lil, the preferred design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year. 

    You can subscribe to receive project updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi, could you please advise if a decision has been made on this Reservoir level crossing removal yet? Thanks

    Nene Powell asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Nene, the design solution for the crossing removal has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year. You can keep up to date by signing up for email updates: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • You state that "The recommended rail design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in early to mid-2018>" It's now late July 2018 and there has been no word on the design choice. What is happening? How hard is it to state a likely decision date?

    nmgcom asked over 1 year ago

    Hi nmgcom, the design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Construction was due to start this year. When is it commencing?

    Annannanna asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Annannanna the preferred design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year.

    To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi. I'd also like to put my support behind the under road option. I live about 1km from the station and i still hear the trains in the morning and Reservoir already has so many ugly overhead power lines and phone lines destroying the look of our suburb. Anything to improve the look and value of our suburb has my support. Also, will there be any additional car spaces or will it remain the same? Thanks.

    adamt asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Adam, thanks for your comments. The design solution for Reservoir is yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in the coming months with construction planned to start later this year. 

    Either design solution will include the construction of a new Reservoir Station and associated carpark. 

    While the number of car spaces is currently unknown, there will be no net loss of commuter carparking. 

    To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi! While I know the final design has not yet been finalised, I'd like to know if there's any considering given to cycling traffic in the area. My daily commute through the area will pass through Reservoir station and currently there the cycling route through this terrifying intersection between High St and Cheddar Rd is substandard - shared walkways and multiple lights in the same intersection. I am also in favour of the sky rail option, where rail is not delegated to the dark underground tunnels but above to enjoy bright commuting and view of the suburb from an elevated position - it also opens up the area under the skybridge to be cycling paths and other landscaping opportunities. In my opinion, concerns about the sky rail being dividing and devastating local business are largely overstated, considering that it cannot be worse than the current situation. We can turn to look at the South East where the Skyrail has already been built and it has not been the devastating option it was hyped out to be.

    lawyerz asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Lawyerz, thanks for your comments. We've heard during consultation that there are many challenges for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists moving around Reservoir, and removing the level crossing will improve travel around the area for the whole community. 

    The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • I have lived in Reservoir for most of my life. This is where we plan to raise our 2 boys. I am extremely concerned the Council and State Government will favour the sky rail design ootion for the Reservoir level crossing - the delayed announcement on the final design leads me to believe the sky rail will be implemented. I believe (as do many other residents) the sky rail option will devastate local businesses and create a massive divide and eyesore across the Reservoir skyline! I only hope Council and the government make the right decision in spite of the costs or complexities of a sub-terrain solution for the betterment of the Reservoir community long term. Surely, this should be the aim - do it once and do it right!

    elnino asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Elnino, thanks for your comments. The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start later this year.

    To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • At some point of construction, I imagine all traffic will need to be diverted down Cheddar Road. What consideration have you given for the people who live on or near Cheddar Road. There have been instances on a Saturday afternoon when that level crossing has been closed, and the volume and control of traffic was such that it took me about 8 minutes to get out of my driveway. I'd hate to see what that would be like in peak hour. Please actually respond to this question and copy and paste a generic answer. I also agree with the point that this is the last every opportunity to link Broadway and Edwards Street. This needs to happen as part of the project.

    John G asked over 1 year ago

    Good morning John, thank you for your comments. 

    The final design for the Reservoir level crossing and announcement of the successful delivery partner will be made later this year. Until that decision is made we cannot provide any further details on future disruptions.

    The community will be kept informed about planned disruptions to the road and rail network, including when Reservoir Station is expected to close. We will endeavour to keep disruptions to a minimum, and details of any road closures and detours will be available closer to the date of such disruptions. 

    We also understand that the inclusion of a connection between Edwardes Street and Broadway is a priority for the community. In the short term, however, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future.

  • Hello, how recent are the artist impressions of the two options which you have available for download. In both, the great thing the removal of the level crossing, the next important and concerning issue is the new intersection. Surely that is not efficient or functional? It terms of flow it looks like a bottle neck is being created. There is no bottle neck at the moment, just a train rail in the way. That interesection looks like it will have a great impact of the flow of movement in a negative way. Why not connecting Edwards st with broadway? The long term residents of reservoir, have always said the original plan in the 1970s was for this. Why now with this one time opportunity to get this intersection is this not being done. Based on the artist impression, all that this works seem to do is get the train off the road with a lack of consideration of the flow of traffic for the future? The flow of traffic seems worse with either option.

    Paul C asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Paul, thanks for your message. 

    We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community. We collected data and conducted traffic surveys to help understand the existing traffic conditions. This will help to inform the level crossing removal solution and any future road network improvements. In the short term, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future. Both design options will not preclude future road network improvements. 

    The preferred design solution for Reservoir is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start this year. To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi there, is there an update on the proposed start date for the reservoir rail crossing works? Thanks Kristian

    Kristian asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Kristian, thanks for your question.

    We're moving ahead with plans to remove the Reservoir level crossing with the recommended design expected to be announced in the coming months and construction due to start later in the year.

    To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • I would like to know when I can find out if the rail over or tail under road will go ahead.

    Christian Herr asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Christian, thanks for your question. 

    We're moving ahead with plans to remove the Reservoir level crossing.

    The design solution for Reservoir has yet to be finalised, but is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction due to start later in the year. To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • I wish your designs would show more vision. The rail over road seems dreadful and dividing. The rail under road changes little about this difficult intersection. Why not lower the tracks but then build a giant roundabout over the whole thing? This could incorporate Spring and High streets, remove most traffic lights and free space now occupied by traffic jams. The bus terminal could still sit in the middle.

    Matt asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Matt, 

     Thanks for your comments. A decision on the design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be made. The preferred design solution is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start this year. 

     The next round of consultation willprovide more detailed artist impressions of what the finished design will look like once constructed. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Has the crossing removal been delayed? Initially designs were to come out 'early to mid-2018' with construction to start by 'the end of 2018'. The 'Victoria's Big Build' website now lists Reservoir and Preston as starting by 'the end of 2019'. Has the project been delayed for a year?

    crakening asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Crakening, 

    We're moving ahead with plans to remove the Reservoir level crossing with the recommended design expected to be announced in the coming months and construction due to start later in the year. To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe


  • What keeps you not starting this project? Please only honest answers

    Nee asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Nee, 

    Thanks for your message. Our project team is working to finalise the design for the Reservoir level crossing removal. The preferred design solution is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction due to start later this year. To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Would like an invite to view the final design please.

    Frank D asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Frank, thanks for your message. A decision on the design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be made. The preferred design solution is expected to be announced in the coming months with construction due to start later this year. To keep up-to-date with the project, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Hi, I'm hearing that the Rosanna Train Station rebuild and Lower Plenty Road Level Crossing Removal has now been completed (received an email today from the LCR project - dated 3rd May 2018) does this mean the focus will now shift to commence works on the Reservoir, Bell and Preston train stations? And if not, when will these works actually start? Are there any updated plans that can be shared via this web site to demonstrate what these stations will look like going forward? What is the concept/idea behind the Reservoir Train Station (I heard along the grapevine that it would be similar to a smaller development like Spencer Street Station?) Is there any more information that can be shared on this? I have subscribed to the email notification list and are keen to hear the updates if there are some.

    Ralph asked over 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for your questions. 

    We are moving ahead with plans to remove the level crossings at Bell Street, Preston and High Street, Reservoir.The design solution for Reservoir has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced soon, with construction planned to start this year. 

    As for Bell Street, we expect to be consulting with the community in the next few months on feasible designs.

  • As a new resident to Reservoir I have recently seen how bad this group of intersections are, I'm glad there are improvements being considered. I have lived in many city's around the world over the past 15 years and from my experience I would NOT like to see a sky rail. Underground is the way forward as it creates less noise pollution, less visual pollution and allows space for future traffic management improvements ( through road and pedestrian bridges) as there is no pillars to navigate which sky rail would have. The below ground option also allows for cycle and pedestrians brides to be constructed above the roads that would further improve traffic management through this group of intersections. I would also like to point out there should be a third option under consideration, this being a tunnel which would allow for greater traffic management options in the future along with producing more space for a green belt/nature strip and trees. This option would also allow the cycle/walking path that runs alongside the train line north of Reservoir to continue throught closer to regent station increasing safety for pedestrians, cyclist and vehicles.

    McGee asked over 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for your comments. A decision on the design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be made. 

    The feasible designs being considered for Reservoir are a rail bridge over High Street or a rail trench under it. A tunnel will not be an option considered as tunnels are cost prohibitive and an extended tunnel requires appropriate ventilation with lengthy road and rail disruptions. 

    The preferred design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in the coming months, with construction planned to start this year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • Will Ruthven station be removed due this project ?

    Nicky asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Nicky, thanks for your message. We can confirm that the level crossings at Bell Street, Preston and Reservoir are the only level crossings on the South Morang line planned for removal. 

    Ruthven Station will not be impacted as part of these works. 

  • Hi, l have a few questions, 1. When are you planning in closing Reservoir Station? 2. If you are will their be replacement buses? 3. If yes in replacement buses where do they start from and where does it end? 4. How long would this add to treavel time? 5. How long is this program going for? Thanks Sofi

    Sofi asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Sofi, thanks for your questions. 

    The Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project is still in the planning stage, with the recommended design solution expected to be announced soon and construction due to start later this year. 

    The community will be kept informed about planned disruptions to the road and rail network, including when Reservoir Station is expected to close. Buses will replace trains at times during the Project to enable construction activities to be undertaken safely. 

    The details of this service, including the duration and timing of activities, and specific locations of train replacement bus pick up and drop off points, are yet to be confirmed. To keep up-to-date with the project and construction news, you may want to subscribe to e-updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • The last update people had on Reservoir crossing was 3rd Jan 2018 and that was just a thank you for giving feedback back in Oct 2017 and a dead link to Planning Scheme Amendments. That makes it 6 months since the people in Reservoir have been told what's going on. We have a State election scheduled for Nov 2018 and people are thinking they will again be left without a fix for this crossing. An update is urgently needed on the design progress and dates need to be published for when decisions will be made. I don't need another email to tell me to register for updates which I already get but leave us totally in the dark. Update NOW!

    Acko asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Acko, thanks for your message. 

    Our project team is working to finalise the design for the Reservoir level crossing removal. The recommended design solution is expected to be announced soon and construction is planned to start later this year. 

  • I would like to know a starting date. Many of my friends and neighbors believe this will never start.

    susie@oxandfox.com asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Susie, thanks for your question.

    We're moving ahead with plans to remove the Reservoir level crossing, with the recommended design expected to be announced soon, and construction – including a new station – due to start later in the year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe 

  • Will the train go underground at Reservoir? When is decision known? When will work start?

    Namesalltaken asked over 1 year ago

    Hi, thanks for your questions. The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in early to mid-2018, with construction planned to start this year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • If the rail under road option is taken, will there still be pedestrian crossing access, as there presently is?

    Laura asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Laura, thanks for your question. The rail under road design does include pedestrian connections across the rail line, which are located on both sides of High Street where the level crossing is currently. The design also includes a public plaza connecting Edwardes Street and Broadway, which can be used by pedestrians to travel between the two activity centres. 

    Please note that as the design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised, this is subject to change. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates here: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe

  • It would be better option two so it allows more rooms for a better traffic management considering that six roads meet in that intersection. And it would give room to develop ample parking considering that's a very busy station. Thank You

    Rodolfo Polizzi asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Rodolfo, thanks for your feedback. We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community, so we are undertaking a robust and in-depth traffic assessment to help inform any future road network improvements.

    The recommended rail design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in early to mid 2018, with construction planned to start this year. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates at https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe  

  • I've re-thought my suggestion about having an elevated rail line at or near the existing Reservoir Railway Station. I now believe the rail line would be better sunk below the existing line. Buses could be used while the rail line is sunk from between 'Regent Station' to 'Ruthven Station'. Broadway could then be joined to Edwardes St, with High Street also above the railway line. However I would think fences on top of the cutting would also be required to stop people and/or animals 'falling'/trespassing down onto the railway line.

    Thomas Barnsley asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Thomas, thanks for your feedback.

    The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. For the rail under road design option, the open trench would be around 1.3km long, with new station platforms below ground level. As you suggested, it would also require 2m high safety fencing.

    The recommended rail design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in early to mid 2018. To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates at http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • Not really a question more of suggestion. Why not ask residents in Reservoir who are unsure about ‘skyrail’ to take a trip now to Noble Park Station to see what elevated rail looks and sounds like in person. Personally I like elevated rail it reminds me of living in Berlin so I’m comfortable with it maybe people getting a try before you buy look at what modern elevated looks and sounds like attitudes toward it can be softened.

    Luke Gaskett asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Luke, thanks for your message and suggestion! It's great to hear you're a fan of the new elevated rail at Noble Park.

    The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. It is expected to be announced in early to mid-2018, with construction planned to start this year.

    To keep up to date, you can subscribe to email updates at http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • If it is going to be a rail over solution can it be on a similar height and scale to the Rossanna rail bridge thats currently being built?

    Filly asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Filly, thanks for your question. The design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal has yet to be finalised. For the elevated rail design option, the rail bridge would be around nine metres high and one kilometre long, with new station platforms above ground. The recommended rail design solution is expected to be announced in early to mid-2018, with construction planned to start this year. To keep up to date, you can subscribe to email updates at http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • I know it's too late for the survey, but I vote for the rail OVER the road option. Thanks, Sue

    Susanna asked almost 2 years ago

    Hi Sue, thanks for your message. The recommended rail design solution for the Reservoir level crossing removal is expected to be announced in early to mid-2018, with construction planned to start in mid to late 2018.

    To keep up to date with the project, you can subscribe to email updates at http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe 

  • Regarding this line as well, why is KEON PARK railway crossing not one being removed? That is definitely a problem especially at peak times. Sitting at a railway crossing for 20 minutes plus sometimes is just ridiculous!

    Mumzy59 asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Mumzy59, unfortunately the Keon Park crossing isn't nominated for removal. While we'd love to remove all of the level crossings around Melbourne, we need to focus on the 50 nominated for removal by 2022.

    There are a number of factors considered when assessing level crossing removals, including congestion, safety and overall economic benefits. It's helpful to know where people are having frustrations so these crossings can be considered in future. 

  • Hi there, I attended a few meetings in 2015/2016 at which the member for Preston, Mr Robin Scott was also present. During the meetings, three design options had been discussed, two of which are under consideration as part of the Reservoir Level Crossing Removal Project. I am curious as to why the third option has not been considered - this option was to build an underground rail tunnel and station and would include merging Broadway and Edwards Street to become one road/street? There appeared to be various additional benefits with option. The other benefit would have been that work in building the rail tunnel and station underground could continue with least amount of impact to current road traffic and rail services.

    M asked about 2 years ago

    Hi M, thank you for submitting your feedback regarding the Reservoir level crossing. Your feedback will assist us in finding the right design solution for the local area.

     In regards to your question, we have four ways of removing a level crossing. These are raising a road over a railway line, lowering a road under a railway line in an open trench, raising a railway line over a road and lowering a railway line under the road. A tunnel has not and will not be an option considered at any of the 50 level crossing sites as tunnels are cost prohibitive and an extended 'cut and cover' tunnel requires appropriate ventilation with lengthy road and rail disruptions.

  • Hi Team, is there anyway we can think big for the future and build a super hub similar to box hill. Build a shopping precinct / offices building with a lots car spaces. Train would run through the centre. There would need to be cheaper rent for businesses for the first couple of years as they would need to locate from spring street and possibly surrounding streets. Has this been thought of?

    AndrewO asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Andrew, Thanks for your interest in the project. We understand that pedestrian access is important to the community. As part of the project, we are retaining the existing pedestrian rail crossing between Gladstone and Pratt streets. We're also looking at how we can improve the way pedestrians move across the Reservoir activity centre. When the recommended rail design solution is announced, there will be further community consultation to get feedback which will help to refine aspects of the preferred solution, including connectivity. If you haven't already, it would be great if you could share your ideas for the area by submitting a feedback form before submissions close at 5pm tomorrow. We'll consider your feedback with a view to creating a better transport system and improved station precinct. You can find the form here: https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-levelcrossing. To receive the latest project news, sign up for updates here: http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • will there be another community meeting discussing the design selected for the site before work starts?

    Elisa asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Elisa, thanks for your question. The recommended rail design solution is expected to be announced in early 2018. Following this there will be further community consultation to get feedback, which will help to refine the design elements of the preferred solution. Construction is planned to start in mid to late 2018.

  • Hello, I would like to email through my feedback for the Reservoir level crossing removal. Can you please tell me the email address I can send it through.

    kerrin asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Kerrin, you can send your feedback form to contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!

  • How many homes will need to be removed, if any? How close to existing homes will the overhead rail line be? Can the enviroment impact report be released showing how this proposed rail line if it did get the go ahead for above ground would effect us all? Examples from other projects in other countries would be helpful? Graffiti would be a major issue.

    Tiziana.9 asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your questions. Please see our responses below: 

    1. Property acquisition is not required to remove the Reservoir level crossing. 

    2. For the rail over design option, the rail line would begin to rise around Croft Crescent and return back to the exisiting rail level around Sutton Street. For the rail under design option, the rail line would begin to lower around Moore Crescent and return back to the exisiting rail level around Pratt Street. Both design options are still in the planning stage so this is subject to change. 

    3. A self-assessment of environmental impacts associated with the project will be assessed against the ‘Ministerial guidelines for assessment of environmental effects under the Environment Effects Act, 1978’ (DSE now DELWP 2006). This self-assessment will inform whether the project is referred to the Minister for Planning under the Environmental Effects Act, 1978 and ultimately whether an Environmental Effects Statement will need to be prepared. 

     4. We are currently working with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and have established an Urban Design Framework that will help us create vibrant and active community spaces around level crossing removals with the high levels of passive surveillance.

  • Rail under is the best option & land above it can built shops/affordable gov housing (money from rent can help train station maintenance) & it will be better continue tram from Gilbert Rd to end of Broadway (reduce car parking, encourage people to use public transport & will gain more benefit for business above station, reservoir leisure centre or edwardes lake.

    Tekno Tjandra asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Tekno, thanks for your feedback. Both design options present their own benefits and challenges and it would be great if you could share your thoughts by submitting a feedback form, if you haven't already https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-levelcrossing

  • Is there any possibility that Edwardes St and Broadway could be connected? This would simplify east/west travel a lot.

    Michael Angelico asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Michael, thanks for your question. We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community, so we are undertaking a robust and in-depth traffic assessment to help inform any future road network improvements. We've heard from the community that the inclusion of the connection between Edwardes and Broadway is a priority and we are investigating the impacts this inclusion would have on our design. We also understand this is an important link for a large amount of pedestrians who travel between the two sides of the Reservoir station precinct and activity centre. In the short term, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future.

  • Is there any provision for extra platforms, to allow express trains to overtake stopping trains in peak time, or to future proof the station in case the line is triplicated or quadruplicated in the future?

    Michael Angelico asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Michael, thanks for your question. Public Transport Victoria’s (PTV) Network Development Plan details how Melbourne’s train system needs to evolve to meet the needs of the city and of train passengers in the short, medium and long term. Currently there are no plans for a third or fourth platform and track at Reservoir Station. The project has made provision for future high capacity metro trains (HCMT) which will require the station platforms to be at least 225m long in the future.

  • A Skyrail may work in the Reservoir crossing but it be would be horrendous over the Bell street area . The Darebin Council has not consulted with any residents about its push for the resendentially destructive Skyrail project .The council lacks any common sense . The state government cannot take their advice .It is claimed it would release parkland .Who in their right mind would want to enjoy a park overlooking this noisy horrendous structure ? Putting Bell Station below ground will potentially enable the building of much needed apartments above the station .The State government has only proposed the removal of the Bell street project during its consultation with the community .

    J Tsagaratos asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. LXRA acknowledges the work of Darebin Council in advocating for the level crossings at Murray Road, Cramer Street and Oakover Road to also be removed by elevating the railway line. Currently, the only level crossings on the South Morang line which are on the list of 50 level crossings to be removed as part of the Level Crossing Removal Program are Bell Street in Preston and High Street in Reservoir.

  • How much disruption will there be to the small retai businesses in Edwardes St & Broadway during construction ? What plans are in place to ensure people still have access to both sides of the shopping precinct and will not be forced to shop elsewhere due to construction noise, activity etc. Plans appear to provide for more shops within the station area. Will this be a threat to existing businesses?.

    I asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your questions. As the project progresses, we will be engaging with traders on how the project may affect them, as well as any opportunities the project may deliver. Local businesses, residents and other stakeholders will be kept up to date during the project through a range of: 

     - letterbox drops and doorknocks 

     - community information sessions and pop ups 

    - local newspaper advertisements 

    - social media 

    - onsite information boards and station posters 

    - 24-hour information lines during construction. 

    In addition to this, we are pursuing a number of initatives to support traders, including marketing support and business readiness advice through an independent business mentoring service. When we are further along in our design stage we will be able to give more accurate information to small businesses on future disruption during the construction period.

  • At the community drop-in session I was led to understand that the traffic studies to determine the optimal road configuration post crossing removal had yet to be done. Is this correct? Won't the road configuration have a large bearing on which option is chosen and the ultimate design of the option, including length of the trench/overhead rail, position of the station and bus interchange etc? Shouldn't this work have been done before any options were presented?

    jdiacos asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community. We collected data and conducted traffic surveys in September 2017 and are now undertaking traffic modelling and processing the data to understand the existing traffic conditions. This will help to inform the level crossing removal solution and any future road network improvements. In the short term, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future. Both design options will not preclude future road network improvements.

  • I think that the rail built over the road is the best option, partly because each segment of each of the elevated railway line(s) can be pre-caste and then lifted into place with minimum disruption. I also suggest that the the engineers in charge of this level crossing removal look at Essendon Railway Station to see how they have a subway under the railway station. Can I also suggest that a party of civil engineers go to Singapore to see how they have most/all railway platforms above ground. It is quite easy to shut off a railway station from vandals/grafitti people. From Tom Barnsley, barnsleythomas@gmail.com

    Thomas Barnsley asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Tom, thanks for your feedback. Our team of experts are exploring different methods to build rail bridge and trenches looking at what has been done elsewhere, both locally and internationally. If you haven't already, it would be great if you could share your thoughts by submitting a feedback form here: https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-levelcrossing

  • Lowering the rail line is the best option but the crossing over the rail line should be at Broadway & Edward st this was a proposed in 1970 reading about this in the local paper

    J Gafa asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community, so we are undertaking a robust and in-depth traffic assessment to help inform any future road network improvements. We've heard from the community that the inclusion of the connection between Edwardes and Broadway is a priority and we are investigating the impacts this inclusion would have on our design. We also understand this is an important link for a large amount of pedestrians who travel between the two sides of the Reservoir station precinct and activity centre. In the short term, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future.

  • Is the level crossing at Reservoir contemplating redesigning the traffic junction? Could the option of linking Broadway with Edwardes St be an option? Could a road flyover linking Spring St and Cheddar Rd be considered, or is this outside the scope of the level crossing removal authority?

    kypafish asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your questions. We know that improving the road network is important to the Reservoir community, so we are undertaking a robust and in-depth traffic assessment to help inform any future road network improvements. We've heard from the community that the inclusion of the connection between Edwardes and Broadway is a priority and we are investigating the impacts this inclusion would have on our design. We also understand this is an important link for a large amount of pedestrians who travel between the two sides of the Reservoir station precinct and activity centre. In the short term, we are getting on with the job of removing the level crossing, while protecting options for improving the road network in the future. With regards to your question about the road flyover linking Spring Street and Cheddar Road, road options have been ruled out for this project due to the impact on the Reservoir community including compulsory acquisition of nearby properties and disruption during construction.

  • Definitely prefer RAIL UNDER ROAD - even if the trench continues on past Ruthven as a trench. Reservoir has been didivide too long by Thisrail line. A trench will allow wets reservoir to see east reservoir and vice versa. An elevated option, apart from the obvious graffiti target it will become, will be like th Berlin Wall. Re ruthven station, you could also create another crossover point from crookston road across the rail line over to the high st side - as this housing area is Already elevated. It makes sense to build a trench

    As asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. We are currently working with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect and have established an Urban Design Framework that will help us create vibrant and active community spaces around level crossing removals with the high levels of passive surveillance. With regards to a crossover point at Crookston Road, this area is not in our project scope. If you haven't already, it would be great if you could share your thoughts by submitting a feedback form here: https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-levelcrossing

  • What happened to the realignment of the bike path? There was discussion of continuing the bike path along the rail reserve behind the Reservoir #1 to join up with the St Georges Rd path.

    nmgcom asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. Continuation of the bike path along the rail corridor was dependent on access to Melbourne Water land. As Melbourne Water are planning on future expansion of infrastructure and services in the area, this access is not possible. In addition to this, Melbourne Water and council raised security concerns regarding the proposed route due to the lack of passive surveillance. Design for the new station, including shared user paths in the station precinct, are currently in the planning stages.

  • It appears that the design for the "rail under" option has been done so in order to make it deliberately unattractive. It's not really "rail under", as a significant portion of the track is still exposed. Has anyone put forward a real rail under design, where the track actually goes under, rather than just the small portion where the station is ?

    lordvader asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your feedback. The rail under design being considered by the project involves lowering the train line under High Street into an open trench. The trench would be around 1.3km long, with new station platforms below ground level. A tunnel is not an option being considered at any of the 50 level crossing sites as tunnels require appropriate ventilation that can be intrusive in residential areas. Additionally, an extended 'cut and cover' tunnel is cost prohibitive, and would require lengthy road and rail disruptions.

  • I think is better also to extention gilbert rd tram to reservoir station & peoples can enjoy edwardes lake park.

    Tek An asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Tek, thanks for your feedback. We are not making any changes to the existing tram network as part of the level crossing removal project, however our works do not preclude any changes being made in the future.

  • Are the approximate locations at which the elevation (for Rail Over Road) & lowering (for Rail Under Road) of the lines are proposed to start and end known?

    krm asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. For the rail over design option, the rail line would begin to rise around Croft Crescent and return back to the existing rail level around Sutton Street. For the rail under design option, the rail line would begin to lower around Moore Crescent and return back to the existing rail level around Pratt Street. Both design options are still in the planning stage so this is subject to change. To receive the latest project news, sign up for updates here: http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/subscribe

  • What are chances of train station going underground? Two reasons for , reducing noise Can build overtop of existing land extending park land or roads suit ?

    Peter Prostamo asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Peter, thanks for your question. The rail trench design option includes new station platforms below ground level, with the station entrance and forecourt at ground level.

  • Why would we accept the option for an over head rail line. All residents should object to this and insist on the rail line been dropped under ground for noise and community benefits.

    Lance from Bedford street asked about 2 years ago

    Hi Lance, thanks for your feedback. Both design options present their own benefits and challenges and it would be great if you could share your thoughts by submitting a feedback form, if you haven't already https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-levelcrossing

  • What is closing date for submission? Above info for feedback form says Fri 10 Nov but emails say Fri 3rd Nov.

    Acko asked about 2 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your question. Feedback closes at 5:00pm on Friday 10 November so make sure you join the conversation and have your say by completing a feedback form here: https://your.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/reservoir-level-crossing