This package of projects by Level Crossing Removal Authority consists of several individual IS Ratings.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority was established in 2015 by the Victorian Government to oversee the largest rail infrastructure project in the state's history.
Central to the project is the elimination of 50 dangerous and congested level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2022, in addition to upgrading or constructing more than 20 train stations; laying many kilometres of new track; and making associated rail improvements.
Over the past two and a half years, 15 level crossings have been removed and eight train stations upgraded, with 13 other level crossing sites in construction. Up to 28 level crossings will be removed by the end of 2018, with 35 of the 50 removals expected to be completed or underway by this time.
Benefits of removing level crossings:
- deliver significant safety improvements for drivers and pedestrians
- improve travel around Melbourne – whether you're a train user, pedestrian, cyclist or driver
- get people home safer and faster
- make our roads more reliable, enabling people to better predict their travel times
- stimulate economic growth by creating thousands of jobs during construction
- revitalise local communities, with many areas benefiting from station rebuilds
- enable more trains to run more often and on time.