Melbourne, VIC: New Gardiner grade-separation open for business

10 Feb

Elimination of the Burke Road level crossing in Gardiner by way of a grade separation has been completed as a component of the State Government programme to eliminate 50 level crossings  in Greater Melbourne, within two parliamentary terms (i.e. by late 2022), is complete.

The solution was to lower the railway and build a new railway station with easy interchange with the tram system. Indeed, one of the beneficiaries of the project is the team system which like motorists was afflicted by the train service requiring the barriers closed to road traffic for as much as 40 minutes in the hour.

 

This project forms part of a package which also includes removing crossings at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations at a cost of AUD524 million.

So far construction is underway at seven level crossings, with the state government expecting work on 30 of the 50 crossings to be underway or completed by the end of this parliamentary term in 2018.

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