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http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/contract-awarded-for-first-four-level-cros...

Contract Awarded For First Four Level Crossing Removals

Tuesday 19 May 2015

The Andrews Labor Government will remove 50 of Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings. The contract for the removal of the first four has been awarded and construction will begin within weeks.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, and Member for Bentleigh, Nick Staikos, today to announce a John Holland and KBR consortium would remove level crossings and rebuild stations at Centre Road in Bentleigh, North Road in Ormond, McKinnon Road in McKinnon and Burke Road in Glen Iris.

At each location, the rail line will be lowered under the road, with Bentleigh, Ormond, McKinnon and Gardiner stations rebuilt to provide street level access down to the platforms.

Delivering the four level crossing removals and station rebuilds as a package allows for works to be coordinated, driving down costs, reducing disruption to rail and road users and accelerating delivery of the project.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#28

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Promotional video for the first four level crossings:

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/first-four-level-crossings

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#29

I'm liking the North Road proposal!

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#30

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/nine-more-level-crossing-removals-released...

Nine More Level Crossing Removals Released To Market

Wednesday 27 May 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with removing Victoria’s most dangerous and congested level crossings, releasing the Expression of Interest for the Caulfield to Dandenong package today.

Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, said on top of removing nine of Melbourne’s worst level crossings, the package would rebuild four stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton and Hughesdale and roll out power and signalling upgrades.

The Cranbourne-Pakenham line is Melbourne’s busiest, serving some of Victoria’s most important economic centres, the Gippsland rail corridor, and thousands of homes in Melbourne’s booming south east.

These level crossings are also some of Melbourne’s worst, with boom gates down for up to 87 minutes across the two hour peak.

Removing every level crossing between Dandenong and Caulfield and buying 37 new high-capacity trains will boost capacity by 42 per cent, creating space for an extra 11,000 passengers in peak hour.

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#31

Corey hannet the man responsible for level crossings in government is speaking at an engineers australia forum on 18 June for anyone interested. Engineersaustralia.org.au then go events and scroll through to that day.

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#32

^ thanks for the tip, looks like the event's all booked out.

We're about to embark on expanding the attributes we collect for projects (resi/comm/insto) and now that I've got a name - I want to contact PTV people for info on all future station designs (not only will we expand existing data sets, I want to add transport related projects and stations fit the bill as they're just like any other dev: planning, approval, construction - all trackable).

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#33

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/three-suburban-train-stations-to-be-re...

Three suburban train stations to be rebuilt undergound: St Albans, Ginifer and Heatherdale

​June 23, 2015 - 10:28AM Richard Whllingham

Melbourne Level Crossings - projects / discussion

An artist's impression of the Heatherdale station underground project.

Three suburban train stations will be rebuilt underground as part of Labor's latest round of level crossing removals.

Premier Daniel Andrews on Tuesday morning announced that an alliance of Leighton Contractors, Aurecon and Hyder Consulting had been selected to remove crossings at Heatherdale Road in Mitcham, Blackburn Road in Blackburn, and at two sites in St Albans: Main and Furlong roads.

The $480 million package includes $151 million from the federal government. 

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#34

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/shortlist-announced-for-nine-level-crossin...

Shortlist Announced For Nine Level Crossing Removals

Tuesday 07 July 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to nearly double capacity on Melbourne’s busiest rail line has taken another major step forward with the shortlisted bidders for the Cranbourne Pakenham package of level crossing removals announced today.

The successful bidders are: Excelerate, a consortium including John Holland, Kellogg Brown and Root, McConnell Dowell Constructors and Jacobs; and another consortium which includes Lend Lease Engineering, Leighton Contractors, Aurecon Australia and Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia.

The package will remove all nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, rebuild four stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton and Hughesdale, and roll out significant power and signalling upgrades.

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#35

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/labor-pushes-on-with-level-crossing-pl...

Labor pushes on with level crossing plan despite upper house pressure

July 7, 2015 - 11:36PM Alana Schetzer and Richard Willingham

Melbourne Level Crossings - projects / discussion

Photo: Wayne Taylor

The state government has declared it will go ahead with plans to remove nine level crossings in Melbourne's south-east, despite the Coalition blocking the Port of Melbourne sale that would have funded the multi-billion dollar project.

The government wants to remove the level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, plus rebuild four stations, at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Clayton and Hughesdale. It also includes power and signalling upgrades.

Labor has plans to remove 50 level crossings over the next eight years, including 20 over the next four years. The project is expected to cost up to $6 billion and is to be funded by the long-term lease of the Port of Melbourne.

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#36

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/major-construction-begins-on-first-level-c...

Major Construction Begins On First Level Crossing Removal

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Major works are now underway at the Burke Road level crossing, the first of 50 dangerous and congested crossings that will be removed by the Andrews Labor Government.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan visited the Burke Road level crossing today to announce that major construction has officially started on the Level Crossing Removal Project.

The Burke Road level crossing is one of Victoria’s worst, with boom gates down for more than 40 minutes during the two-hour morning peak.  More than 26,000 vehicles and 150 trains use the crossing every day and it is one of only four main arterial roads in Melbourne where trams cross the railway lines.

Congestion is so bad at Burke Road that RACV has named it one of Melbourne’s top 10 congestion hot spots every year since 2006, making it the equal-longest site represented on the list.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#37

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/first-level-crossing-rail-line-closure-und...

First Level Crossing Rail Line Closure Underway With More To Come

Sunday 26 July 2015

The first rail closure as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s multi-billion dollar Level Crossing Removal Project is underway.

Acting Minister for Public Transport Luke Donnellan visited Gardiner Station, the first of 50 that will be removed over eight years.

The Glen Waverly line was closed yesterday between Burnley and Darling stations to demolish parts of Gardiner Station platforms and buildings, and will reopen for the morning peak tomorrow.

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#38

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/monthlong-frankston-line-shutdown-to-c...

Month-long Frankston line shutdown to come as first of 50 level crossings go

July 30, 2015 - 12:25PM Adam Carey

Frankston line commuters can expect more than a month of disruption and slow, crowded bus rides when the rail line is closed in the summer of 2016/17.

The extended shutdown, while three level crossings are removed, is set to be repeated on other lines across Melbourne as the Andrews government races to rid the city of 20 level crossings in this term, and 50 within eight years.

Nine crossings on the line between Caulfield and Dandenong are also due to go in the next four years.

The 34-day shutdown of the busy Frankston line will be hardest felt by those who live and work near the three railway crossings.   

Three stations - Bentleigh, Ormond and McKinnon - will be demolished from November 2016, a few weeks before the line is closed, meaning commuters who use them will have to head to another station to catch a train.

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#39

I went along to one of the community consultations for the level crossings (in Carnegie tonight) and they had a whole load of staff from the level crossing teams. They still haven't locked down which crossings will go over or under, but it seems like the majority of these crossings on the dandenong line will be under, due to the proximity of them.

Anyway, this site launched yesterday for online feedback, drag a pin onto the map and add your comment.
https://levelcrossings.ourcommunitymap.com/cd9

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Alastair Taylor's picture
#40

^ thanks for that.

Out of all the level crossings, one would presume that Chandler Road between Yarraman and Noble Park stations would be favourable for rail over road given the nearby Creek which would probably require further deviation if the rail were to go under Chandler Road.

I like this comment around Carnegie: "Plan for four tracks, build the road 'overpass' to accommodate 4 tracks beneath, even if not all the earth is excavated now. Build it once, instead of again in 15 years when the new port is opened."

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drunkill's picture
#41

That was my comment I made at the meeting :p

They had a few laptops on a table for people to use, although I think most people who showed up liked talking to the staff there and putting it on post it notes or drawing on the enlarged aerial photos on tables. I decided to put some things on this online option as it'll be easier for them to read all the answers I guess.

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Alastair Taylor's picture
#42

Melbourne Level Crossings - projects / discussion

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johnproctor's picture
#43

I think Grange Road Caulfield will be rail over as well.

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Peter Maltezos's picture
#44

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/school-holiday-blitz-on-burke-road-level-c...

School Holiday Blitz On Burke Road Level Crossing

Wednesday 16 September 2015

The Andrews Labor Government’s removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Burke Road is ramping up, with extensive works to take place during major road and rail closures that begin this weekend.

Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, visited Burke Road crossing this morning to outline the disruption and progress that lay ahead for the project, which will reduce road congestion in Glen Iris, improve community safety and enable more train services through a re-built Gardiner Station.

Over the coming weeks, a new bridge deck will be built on Burke Road. The deck will carry traffic over the Glen Waverley rail line, enabling the construction team to tunnel underneath Burke Road without disrupting traffic.

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#45

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/work-on-main-road-level-crossing-removal-r...

Work On Main Road Level Crossing Removal Ramps Up

Thursday 08 October 2015

Work on the removal of the dangerous and congested level crossing at Main Rd in St Albans has ramped up, with demolition of the existing station building and platform 2 now underway.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Federal Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten, and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman to inspect works at the busy crossing.

Main Road level crossing is used by 20,000 vehicles and 210 trains every day. Boom gates are down for up to 65 minutes between 7:00am and 9:00am – more than half the morning peak.

The demolition of the station building and platform is the crucial first step in lowering the rail line below Main Rd and rebuilding St Albans Station with access to platforms below street level.

This will allow trains to pass safely underneath the road, eliminating the risk of trains colliding with cars, pedestrians and cyclists on Main Rd.

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#46

Happy reading: "Grade separations and improving intermodal transfer at railway stations in Melbourne"
- Ian Woodcock and John Stone from RMIT and UniMelb respectively.

http://atrf.info/papers/2015/files/ATRF2015_Resubmission_143.pdf

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#47

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/work-starts-on-accelerated-frankston-line-...

Work Starts On Accelerated Frankston Line Crossings

Thursday 29 October 2015

Major construction has begun on the Andrews Labor Government’s removal of the Centre, North and McKinnon Road level crossings, with all three set to be completed months ahead of schedule.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and local Member Nick Staikos at North Road level crossing today, where boom gates are down for half an hour in the morning peak.

In a major win for motorists, train passengers and the local community, the construction schedule for the removal of these dangerous and congested crossings has been accelerated.

The project’s major construction campaign, which had previously been scheduled for the end of next year, has been brought forward to mid-2016, meaning the crossings will be removed earlier in 2017 than expected.

This means the 34 day closure of the Frankston line between Caulfield and Moorabbin will occur before other closures from the nine level crossings set to go from the Cranbourne Pakenham rail line.

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#48

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/bayswater-crossings-next-to-go-in-labor-go...

Bayswater Crossings Next To Go In Labor Government Blitz

Thursday 05 November 2015

Level crossings on Scoresby Rd and Mountain Hwy in Bayswater will be the next to go as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s removal of dangerous and congested crossings across Melbourne.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined local Member Shaun Leane in Bayswater today to announce that early works would begin this year and both crossings will be gone by late 2017.

More than 100 trains and around 65,000 vehicles use the crossings every day, making them some of the busiest in Victoria. Mountain Hwy also has more than 100 buses running through it each day.

Boom gates are down for more than 20 minutes at Scoresby Rd between 7:00am and 9:00am, while at Mountain Hwy the boom gates are down for nearly a quarter of the morning peak.

Both crossings will be removed as a single package of works, increasing coordination and reducing disruption for motorists, passengers and the local community.

They will be removed through a combination of lowering the rail line and raising Mountain Hwy and Scoresby Rd, which will enable trains to continue to access the maintenance yard between the crossings.

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#50

http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/removal-of-furlong-road-level-crossing-beg...

Removal Of Furlong Road Level Crossing Begins Ahead Of Major Summer Works

22 December 2015

Construction is underway at the dangerous and congested Furlong Road level crossing, one of 50 that will be removed by the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan visited Furlong Road today to mark the start of works and outline a massive program of works that will be carried out across Victoria’s train, tram and road network this summer.

Work will ramp up at eight level crossings this summer, affecting train services on the Frankston, Sunbury, Glen Waverley, Belgrave, Lilydale and Bendigo lines at various times in January, as well as nearby roads.

Maintenance works will also affect services on the Glen Waverley, Belgrave and Lilydale lines, and coaches will replace trains on the Albury line in late December for track upgrade works.

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#51

^^ That will get very messy for commuters across the network but its certainly something that will be very beneficial to both the rail and road users when complete.

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