Level Crossing Removal Projects in the West
The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) was established by the Victorian Government as part of an election commitment to eliminate 75 of the most dangerous level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025.
This project is part of a bigger transport plan that includes other rail network upgrades such as new train stations, track duplication and train stabling yards.
14 of these projects are in the West. 7 (including a stabling facility) have already been completed.
In total, so far, 45 have been removed across the state.
For more information regarding this initiative visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/
The following is a list of the Level Crossing Removal Projects and Stabling Facilities in the West.
Wyndham Vale Stabling Facility – Completed April 2020
A new train storage yard for regional trains, known as stabling, is now operational just north of Wyndham Vale Station.
Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North – Completed in Mid 2018
Ferguson Street, Williamstown – Planning Stage (Construction to commence 2021)
In October 2020, the designs for the new North Williamstown Station were released.
Aviation Road, Laverton – Completed in September 2019
Werribee Street, Werribee – Completed in January 2021
The Werribee Street, Werribee level crossing was removed in late January 2021 with a new rail bridge built over Werribee Street.
Cherry Street, Werribee – Under Construction (to be completed by 2022)
Construction began in early 2020. The project will improve safety and reduce congestion for the busy Watton Street shopping precinct and local Werribee community.
Scheduled to be removed by 2022.
Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing – In Construction (to be completed by 2022)
The level crossing at Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing is being removed by building a new road bridge over the rail line east of the current crossing, directly connecting Princes Highway to Old Geelong Road.
Furlong Road, St Albans – Completed 2016
Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer – Planning Stage
Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park – Planning Stage
Robinsons Road, Deer Park – Planning Stage
Main Road, St Albans – Completed 2016
Melton Highway, Sydenham – Completed in 2018
Gap Road, Sunbury – Planning Stage