Level Crossing Removal Project

Over the next eight years the Level Crossing Removal Project will remove 50 of Melbourne's most dangerous and congested level crossings.

The Victorian Government allocated $2.4 billion in its 2015-16 budget towards level crossing removal works, representing a significant investment in Melbourne's transport infrastructure and economic growth.

A dedicated Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) has been established to administer the planning and delivery of the level crossing removals. LXRA will work closely with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and the government to ensure a coordinated approach to the project.

2016 – What a year – YouTube

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Work commenced in 2016, when the first boom gates were removed and the new Gardiner station reopened as a modern, safe transport hub. A number of level crossings have already been removed, and construction or early planning work for other removals is underway across Melbourne.

At least 37 level crossings will be removed by the end of 2018, and by 2023 the project will be completed with the removal of 50 boom gates.

View the status of all 50 planned level crossing removals on the LXRA website.

Workmen with a crane laying steel foundations during level crossing removal and construction. Photograph by Craig Moodie.

Project benefits

The removal of 50 level crossings across Melbourne will provide significant improvements to the city's infrastructure by:

  • easing peak hour road congestion
  • allowing for more train services – getting people home safer and faster
  • revitalising local communities with new stations, community parks and transport connections.

The Level Crossing Removal Projects will also create 4500 jobs during construction and contribute to the long-term growth of Victorian industry through the Training for the Future program.

Want to know more?

Visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority website to find out more about the project and view planned service disruptions.

Page last updated: 24 January 2017