50 level crossings to be removed

 
  Adogs Chief Train Controller

Finally Glenhuntly and Neerim to go.  Surely both to be raised, given the swamp they're floating on.

Not sure if announcing Chelsea was the best idea Dan Andrews could've had right now, just weeks before a state election.  Mordialloc is one of the seats the Libs are in with a shot in, NoSkyRailers will be looking for even the merest suggestion of jitters to exploit ad astroturf.  Unless he's got numbers in suggesting that the LX removals are worth more votes there than they'd lose from the Libs doing some NoSkyRail astroturfing.

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  toholio Station Master

Unless he's got numbers in suggesting that the LX removals are worth more votes there than they'd lose from the Libs doing some NoSkyRail astroturfing.
Adogs

I was under the impression that was one of the lessons from the Dandenong line removals.
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bored at home
Finally Glenhuntly and Neerim to go.  Surely both to be raised, given the swamp they're floating on.

Not sure if announcing Chelsea was the best idea Dan Andrews could've had right now, just weeks before a state election.  Mordialloc is one of the seats the Libs are in with a shot in, NoSkyRailers will be looking for even the merest suggestion of jitters to exploit ad astroturf.  Unless he's got numbers in suggesting that the LX removals are worth more votes there than they'd lose from the Libs doing some NoSkyRail astroturfing.
Adogs
LXRA are already ahead of the "no skyrail" BS
https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/334878/Extra-Crossings-Fact-Sheet_Chelsea.pdf

the 3 new crossings at chelsea will be UNDER, just like Bondi Rd and Edithvale Rd
Detailed studies completed for the removal of the level crossings at Bonbeach and Edithvale, including the Environmental Effects Statement and subsequent approvals, confirm that these crossings would be removed by lowering the rail line under the road. Using these detailed studies, investigations have found the preferred design to remove the three Chelsea crossings would also be by lowering the rail line under the road.
Exra Crossingss Fact Sheet - Chelsea
maybe the announcement "...was the best idea Dan Andrews could've had right now..."
Shuts up the BS before it is even said. We will all laugh at any polly stupid enough to speak without reading.

cheers
John
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

I read the media release so I'll update the list with the preferred method.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/only-labor-will-remove-75-dangerous-and-congested-level-crossings-by-2025/

75 level crossings removed by 2025, finished at the same time as the metro tunnel.

Frankston Line
- Glenhuntly Rd, Glenhuntly (rail under)
- Neerim Rd, Glenhuntly (rail under)

- Argyle Ave, Chelsea (rail under)
- Chelsea Rd, Chelsea (rail under)
- Swanpool Ave, Chelsea (rail under)

Will be done at same time as the one at Bonbeach and Edithvale as rail under solutions.
Removing all 5 together as one package of works. Clever.

Belgrave/Lilydale Line
- Union Rd, Surrey Hills (rail under)
- Mont Albert Rd, Mont Albert (rail under)

Upfield Line
- Munro St, Coburg (rail over)
- Reynard St, Coburg (rail over)

Will be done at same time as Moreland road and Bell street (Upfield line) as one elevated structure
Removing all 4 together as one package of works. Very clever.

Mernda Line
- Oakover Rd, Preston (rail over)
- Cramer St, Preston (rail over)
- Murray Rd, Preston (rail over)

Will be done at same time as Bell street (Mernda line) as one elevated structure
Removing all 4 together as one package of works. Also very clever.

Sunbury Line
- Gap Rd / Station St, Sunbury (road under)

Werribee Line
Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing (road over)

Hope they can co-ordinate this one with the other 2 sites at Werribee.
  steve195 Train Controller

Removing Glenhuntly rd should lead to a massive improvement in reliability on the 67 tram.
I would hope that they rebuild the station on the north side (between Glenhuntly and Neerim roads) to allow for an interchange with the Neerim rd buses.
Other than that, the width of the railway corridor will surely allow for a 'development opportunity'.


Given fairly intense development going on in the area, a rail viaduct wouldn't be too much of an eyesore imho.
  reubstar6 Chief Train Controller

I wonder what the others will be. Surely they will rid the network of tram squares altogether. I would also think that they'd remove Robinsons Rd and Station Rd around Deer Park, in preparation for the Melton electrification (which will probably be announced soon).
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Many Coburg and Preston residents might not be happy.  Quite a risky pre-election strategy by Andrews.  Independents or Greens will use it as an opportunity...
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Many Coburg and Preston residents might not be happy.  Quite a risky pre-election strategy by Andrews.  Independents or Greens will use it as an opportunity...
Carnot
I think they would be thankful that their level crossings are being removed. Not that risky considering the level crossing removal program has had mostly a positive feedback overall. Suburban rail loop is another story that's a risky one.
  reubstar6 Chief Train Controller

An updated version of the list of Melbourne level crossings.
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][/font][/size][/color][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Werribee/Williamstown (15),(2):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Anderson/Schild St (Seddon)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hudsons Rd (Spotswood)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Williamstown (2):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Ferguson St (Williamstown)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Giffard St (Williamstown)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Werribee (11):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Champion Rd (Williamstown North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Maddox Rd (Williamstown North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Civic Pde (Seaholme) [A][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Millers Rd (Seaholme) [A][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Pier St (Altona) [A][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Grieve Pde (Altona) [A][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Maidstone St (Altona) [A][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Maidstone St (Altona)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Aviation Rd (Laverton)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Old Geelong Rd (Hoppers Crossing)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Cherry St (Werribee)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Sunbury (5):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Calder Park Dr (Hillside)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Holden Rd (Plumpton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Old Calder HWY (Diggers Rest)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Watsons Rd (Sunbury)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Gap Rd (Sunbury)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Cragieburn/Flemington Racecourse (7),(1):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Macaulay Rd (Kensington)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Flemington Racecourse (1):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Ascot Vale Rd (Newmarket)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Cragieburn (5):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Puckle St (Moonee Ponds)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Park St (Essendon)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Gaffney St (Pascoe Vale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Devon Rd (Oak Park)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Glenroy Rd (Glenroy)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Upfield (21):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Arden St (North Melbourne)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Macaulay Rd (North Melbourne)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Poplar Rd (Parkville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Park St (Parkville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Brunswick Rd (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Union St (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Dawson St (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Albert Rd (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Victoria St (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hope St (Brunswick)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Albion St (Anstey)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Moreland Rd (Moreland)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Reynard St (Coburg)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Munro St (Coburg)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bell St (Coburg)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]O’Hea St (Coburg)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Gaffney St (Coburg North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bakers Rd (Coburg North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Boundary Rd (Fawkner)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Box Forest Rd (Fawkner)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Barry Rd (Dallas)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Mernda/Hurstbridge(32),(1):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Ramsden St (Clifton Hill)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Mernda (17):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Charles St (Fitzroy North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Arthurton Rd (Northcote)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Beavers Rd (Northcote)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Woolton Av (Thornbury)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Normanby Av (Thornbury)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hutton St (Thornbury)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Oakover Rd (Preston)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bell St (Preston)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Cramer St (Preston)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Murray Rd (Preston)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Regent St (Regent)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]High St (Reservoir)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Keon Pde (Thomastown)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Thomastown)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Manns Crossing (Thomastown)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Lalor)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Childs Rd (Epping)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hurstbridge (14):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Westgarth St (Westgarth)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Victoria Rd (Westgarth)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Fairfield)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Yarralea St (Alphington)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Marshall St (Ivanhoe)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Ruthven St (Macleod West)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Diamond St (Eltham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Railway Rd (Eltham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Wattletree Rd (Eltham North)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Allendale Rd (Eltham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hurstbridge Rd (Diamond Creek)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Wilson Rd (Wattle Glen)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Mary Pl (Wattle Glen)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Unknown local Rd (Hurstbridge)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Lilydale/Belgrave (10),(2):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Union Rd (Surrey Hills)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Mont Albert Rd (Mont Albert)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Lilydale (5):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Dublin Rd (Ringwood East)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Coolstore Rd (Croydon)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Manchester Rd (Mooroolbark)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Melba Av (Lilydale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Maroondah HWY (Lilydale)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Belgrave (3):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bedford Rd (Ringwood)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Alpine St (Ferntree Gully)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Railway Av (Upper Ferntree Gully)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Alamein (2):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Prospect Hill Rd (Camberwell)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Riversdale Rd (Camberwell) [TS][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Glen Waverley (5):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Madden Gv (Burnley)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Glenferrie Rd (Kooyong) [TS][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Toorak Rd (Kooyong)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Tooronga Rd (Malvern)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]High St (Glen Iris)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Pakenham/Cranbourne (15),(1):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Webster St (Dandenong)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Pakenham (11):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Sth Gippsland HWY (Dandenong South)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Progress St (Eummerring)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hallam Rd (Hallam)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Webb St (Narre Warren)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Clyde Rd (Berwick)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Beaconsfield)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Brunt Rd (Beaconsfield)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Officer)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Cardinia Rd (Pakenham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]McGregor Rd (Pakenham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Main St (Pakenham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Cranbourne (3):[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Greens Rd (Dandenong South)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Evans Rd (Lyndhurst)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Camms Rd (Cranbourne)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Frankston (25):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Neerim Rd (Caulfield East)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Glen Huntly Rd (Glen Huntly) [TS]**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Wickham Rd (Highett) [RA][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Highett Rd (Highett)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Park Rd (Cheltenham)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Charman Rd (Cheltenham)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]LaTrobe St (Mentone)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Balcombe Rd (Mentone)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Warrigal Rd (Parkdale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Parkers Rd (Parkdale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]McDonald St (Mordialloc)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bear St (Mordialloc)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Aspendale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Unknown Rd (Aspendale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Lochiel Av (Edithvale)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Edithvale Rd (Edithvale)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Swanpool Ave (Chelsea)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Chelsea Rd (Chelsea)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Argyle Av (Chelsea)**[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bondi Rd/Station St (Bonbeach)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Mascot Av (Bonbeach) (According to LXRA)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Carrum)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Eel Race Rd (Carrum)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Armstrongs Rd (Seaford)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Station St (Seaford)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Stony Point (20):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Clarendon St (Frankston) [b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Moorooduc HWY/McMahons Rd (Frankston) [B][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hillcrest Rd (Frankston) [B][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Robinsons Rd (Langwarrin South) [B][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Golf Links Rd (Langwarrin South) [B][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Baxter-Tooradin Rd (Baxter) [/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Frankston-Flinders Rd (Somerville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Eramosa Rd West (Somerville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Park La (Somerville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bungower Rd (Somerville)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Mornington-Tyabb Rd (Tyabb)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Frankston-Flinders Rd (Hastings)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hodgins Rd (Hastings)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Coolstore Rd (Hastings)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]High St (Hastings)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Reid Pde (Hastings)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Stony Point Rd (Bittern)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Urquhart Cr (Bittern)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Disney St (Mooradoo)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Park Rd (Crib Point)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Sandringham (11):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Greville St (Prahran)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Union St (Windsor)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Glen Eira Rd (Ripponlea)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bay St (Brighton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Church St (Brighton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Dendy St/New St (Brighton) [RA][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]South Rd (Brighton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]New St (Brighton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Hampton St (Hampton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Linacre Rd (Hampton)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Abbott St (Sandringham)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b]Other (1):[/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Werribee St (Werribee)*[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]

[b][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Route 109, Port Melbourne (3): (thank you to kitchgp)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color][/b]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Ingles Street (North Port)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Bridge Street (North Port)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Beach Street (Beacon Cove)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Key:[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]*Going to be removed by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (First 50 announced)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[size=2][font=Arial]**[/font][/size][color=#000000][size=2][font=Arial]Going to be removed by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (Second '[/font][/size][/color][color=#000000][size=2][font=Arial]25' announced)[/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][A] Altona Loop[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][TS] Tram Square[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][RA] Roundabout [/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b] Likely to be removed as part of the Baxter extension (thank you to [b]ngarner[/b])[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial][b](x),(y) [/b][/font][/size][/font][/size][/color][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Total amount for group, Total amount for shared part of line.[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Totals: (covered in list)[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color][color=#000000][size=2][font=Arial]: 172[/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Within Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM): 169[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]All excluding Stony Point: 149[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]All within electrified area: 148[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]To be removed (total): 53[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[size=2][font=Arial]To be removed (1st 50): 23[/font][/size]
[size=2][font=Arial]To be removed (2nd 25): 25 (not all shown on list)[/font][/size]
[size=2][font=Arial]To be removed (Baxter electrification): 5[/font][/size]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]With Roundabouts: 2[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[size=2][font=Arial]With tram squares: 3[/font][/size]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Sources: [/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[ul][li][size=2][font=Arial]Melway 2014[/font][/size][/li][li][size=2][font=Arial]Google maps[/font][/size][/li][li][size=2][font=Arial]Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA)[/font][/size][/li][/ul][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Disclaimer: Some of the information may be outdated. This post may also miss level crossings unintentionally, and/or get the location of level crossings or road names incorrect. Please let me know about spelling, grammar, punctuation, mistakes, etc. and I will update. Local knowledge will be appreciated.[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]I have grouped the Frankston and Stony Point lines separately because they are quite different.[/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
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[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Looks like we are pretty much back to where we started, with more than 50 crossings to go! I have not included crossings on this list of which the Level Crossing Removal Authority claims the boom gates have been removed. [/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][size=2][font=Arial]Big changes to the Pakenham/Cranbourne lines, who now only share one level crossing following Skyrail. A number of other errors in my original post have been corrected, but only in looking which new crossings will be removed, so there are probably a myriad of other errors![/font][/size][/font][/size][/color]
  Radioman Chief Train Controller

Hello All,

Glenhuntley and Neerim roads sit above a giant underground lake . Cutting a trench roughly 6 metres deep in the middle of an underground lake should present some interesting , and very expensive , engineering problems. ( Which actually explains why it was not previously done before. )

The idea of sinking a trench from Bonbeach to Edithvale , in the centre of an underground waterway that flows outwards under the beach to Port Phillip Bay is potentially an environmental disaster , not least of which is the potential to cause adjacent buildings to collapse , and irreversible damage to the Edithvale Wetlands , which are RAMSAR listed .

( As detailed in a CSIRO Report tabled in the Victorian Parliament about 15 years ago , there is a massive underground water system between Mordialloc and Frankston that flows OUT to Port Phillip Bay , this is not news , but it is an inconvenient truth. )

Not only is this horrendously expensive , but the the trench will effectively seperate the beachside communities from the interior . At least a skyrail will be significantly cheaper , and open up the entire corridor to through pedestrian movement , unlike the current situation , and what the result of the proposed trench will be.

This is a blatant example of NIMBYism defeating both engineering and common sense , and the cost will be astronomical . How can one justify spending many $Billions ( we talking potentially 9 figure Billions here ) to trench 4 railway stations ?

From another perspective , swing seats get the trench , and safe Labour seats ( Upfield and Mernda lines ) get the skyrail . One panders to NIMBYism , and the other gets what is economically responsible , how the hell is this good policy ?

Not impressed,

Regards , Radioman.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

100% agree with Radioman.  It'll be intriguing to see the gradients on Coburg Skyrail too.
  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
I'm sorry by a viaduct in Coburg doesn't seem right, because that part of the Upfield line is already higher than Sydney road. Rail under will keep this future option open.
  loopy Locomotive Driver

I've just seen how 25 more crossings are being potentially removed and how there's 11 unannounced removals. My predictions for those ones are:

Werribee line:
~ Maidstone St, road over, express line

Craigieburn line:
~ Puckle St, rail under, with line slewed to the west slightly to accommodate straight platforms

Upfield line:
~ Park St, rail under
~ Brunswick Rd, rail under

Mernda line:
~ Arthurton Rd, rail under, rebuild Northcote
~ Keon Pde, rail under, rebuild Keon Park, build crossovers from P1 to down and maintain P2 to up

Lilydale line:
~ Coolstore Rd, rail over, rebuild Croydon, refer to this article http://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Development/Developing-Maroondah/Planning-for-future-development/Croydon-Activity-Centre/Coolstore-Road-level-crossing-and-Croydon-Station-upgrade

Belgrave line:
~ Bedford Rd, rail under, same alignment to match adjacent sidings

Glen Waverley line:
~ Glenferrie Rd, rail under, rebuild Kooyong on west side to accommodate straight platforms, platform stop for 16 tram
~ High St, rail under, rebuild Glen Iris, bring 6 tram terminus to station

Frankston line:
~ Warrigal Rd, rail under
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bored at home
.....
The idea of sinking a trench from Bonbeach to Edithvale , in the centre of an underground waterway that flows outwards under the beach to Port Phillip Bay is potentially an environmental disaster , not least of which is the potential to cause adjacent buildings to collapse , and irreversible damage to the Edithvale Wetlands , which are RAMSAR listed .
......
This is a blatant example of NIMBYism defeating both engineering and common sense , and the cost will be astronomical . How can one justify spending many $Billions ( we talking potentially 9 figure Billions here ) to trench 4 railway stations ?

Not impressed,

Regards , Radioman.
Radioman
I do think that all the nimby houses sinking into the swamp would be an appropriate result from the "no skyrail" carry on.
But that would be unkind to the silent majority that just want LX problems fixed and don't get involved in the blatant political shenanigans.

The "plan" for the 3 LX removals in Chelsea does come with the caveat "subject to further engineering assessments and community consultation". Radioman has clearly explained what the engineering reality is.

There are really 3 options, 1. Trench under road 2. Skyrail 3. Eel Race Rd solution.

Now that the new bridge over the Patterson river is open, it will be seen what the change in traffic patterns along Station St become.
If as i suspect, the need to get out to the highway for locals is highly overstated, then  also the need for all those crossings is highly suspect. Maybe those 3 crossing are not all necessary.
Just one LX at Chelsea Rd will cover the needs of all locals just as well, and close the other 2.

I can hear the screams already. I must exit to the highway at Argyle Ave to go to the city.

Could just as easily travel up Station St and then cross. Absolutely no difference in distance or travel time.

People all seem to be forgetting that LX removals are a road solution. The answer surely is in part better utilization of roads.

cheers
John
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Here's the amount of level crossings on each line

Note 11 crossings haven't been announced yet. I'll update it when those have been announced.

Werribee line. (1/4) 2 gone
2014: 8 level crossings
2025: 6 level crossings

Altona & Williamstown branches only. (1/4) 2 gone
2014: 8 level crossings
2025: 6 level crossings

Sunbury line. (1/2) 4 gone
2014: 8 level crossings
2025: 4 level crossings

Craigeburn line. (1/3) 2 gone
2014: 6 level crossings
2025: 4 level crossings

Upfield line: (1/4) 5 gone
2014: 21 level crossings
2025: 16 level crossings

Mernda line: (~1/3) 5 gone
2014: 18 level crossings
2025: 13 level crossings

Hurstbridge line: (1/7) 2 gone
2014: 14 level crossings
2025: 12 level crossings

Lilydale/Belgrave line: (2/3) 8 gone
2014: 13 level crossings
2025: 5 level crossings

Glen Waverly line: (1/3) 2 gone
2014: 6 level crossings
2025: 4 level crossings

Pakenham/Cranbourne line: (1/2) 14 gone
2014: 27 level crossings
2025: 13 level crossings

Frankston line: (3/5)  18 gone
2014: 30 level crossings
2025: 12 level crossings

Sandringham line (11), Alamein line (2), Clifton hill group (1): no change

Total (electric network only)
2014: 173 level crossings
2025: 114 level crossings (what's announced as of yet)
2025: 98  level crossings (after the announcements)

Calculates to about ~2/5ths of our level crossings removed within 11 years.
  John.Z Chief Train Controller

I've just seen how 25 more crossings are being potentially removed and how there's 11 unannounced removals. My predictions for those ones are:

Glen Waverley line:
~ High St, rail under, rebuild Glen Iris, bring 6 tram terminus to station
loopy
I'd like to see Route 6 extended to at least Ashburton Station, but a mans gotta dream *sigh*
  reubstar6 Chief Train Controller

Hurstbridge line: (1/7) 2 gone
2014: 14 level crossings
2025: 16 level crossings
True Believers
Wait how did/will the Hurstbridge line gain two level crossings? Surely the government wouldn't let that happen.

(Sorry if it's just a mistake.)
  Obzerva Station Master

Location: #6 / Glen Waverley line
I've just seen how 25 more crossings are being potentially removed and how there's 11 unannounced removals. My predictions for those ones are:

Glen Waverley line:
~ High St, rail under, rebuild Glen Iris, bring 6 tram terminus to station
I'd like to see Route 6 extended to at least Ashburton Station, but a mans gotta dream *sigh*
John.Z

Would love the High St, Glen Iris crossing go - especially after the last road works have made it worse, it's nearly a 4 wheel drive required to cross it at more than 10km/h heading east given how uneven it is since the fix.

Not 100% sure I can see the 6 crossing Malvern Rd, it does get a little narrow between the terminal and the station where the shops are, to comfortably fit a set of tram tracks, if you've ever seen a truck turning at that intersection - or the evidence of it with the roof signage constantly ripped off the corner shop, it would get a big ugly.
They'd probably need to ban the left hand turn for trucks turning south from High in to Malvern.

Also can't see even a minor tram extension occurring, the east already has good public transport, not a huge vote winner to grow it marginally more.
If the 3 isn't being extended to actually meet East Malvern station then can't see the 6 going further.
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

Hurstbridge line: (1/7) 2 gone
2014: 14 level crossings
2025: 16 level crossings
Wait how did/will the Hurstbridge line gain two level crossings? Surely the government wouldn't let that happen.

(Sorry if it's just a mistake.)
reubstar6
Mistake
  ptvcommuter Train Controller

Here’s the other 11 that should go in additional to the 14 that were revealed earlier. The crossings at Robinsons Rd, Fitzgerald Rd and Mt Derimut Rd should be included as part of the High Speed Rail/Electrification To Geelong, Ballarat, Wyndham Vale and Melton, rebuilt with four-six tracks.


  • Tooronga Rd, Malvern
  • High St, Glen Iris
  • Madden Gve, Burnley
  • Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong
  • Webb St, Narre Warren
  • Macauley Rd, Kensington
  • Puckle St, Moonee Ponds
  • Keon Pde, Reservior
  • Gaffney St, Pascoe Vale
  • Webster St, Dandenong
  • Hampton St, Hampton
  blowfish Junior Train Controller

Given the rail over option for Bell St, Preston. Several crossovers would be affected.

Puckle St in Moonee Ponds would be interesting, given the grade/cutting from Ascot Vale and any heritage status of the station.
  penguin2233 Locomotive Driver

Location: Craigieburn, Melbourne VIC
Whats wrong with sky rail?  It looks cool, noise isn't much of an issue I don't think as long as they do something for noise.
  potatoinmymouth Chief Commissioner

Whats wrong with sky rail?  It looks cool, noise isn't much of an issue I don't think as long as they do something for noise.
penguin2233
There is nothing wrong with it to any rational person. The Liberal Party, though, has successfully convinced a few gullible NIMBYs that it's the end of human civilisation, and provides them with a platform to constantly and loudly criticise it.

They deserve to all have their homes acquired below market price for an enormous, quad-track trench, quite frankly.
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bored at home
Whats wrong with sky rail?  It looks cool, noise isn't much of an issue I don't think as long as they do something for noise.
There is nothing wrong with it to any rational person. The Liberal Party, though, has successfully convinced a few gullible NIMBYs that it's the end of human civilisation, and provides them with a platform to constantly and loudly criticise it.

They deserve to all have their homes acquired below market price for an enormous, quad-track trench, quite frankly.
potatoinmymouth
@PIMM I prefer the great conspiracy theory, like the James Bond movie trying to crack the San Andreas fault.

All the land west of the trench sinks into the bay, and all the houses in Station St become waterfront properties.

A real estate bonanza. it is no longer NIMBY - it is YIMFY (yes in my front yard)
Sorry about the sunken houses - blame God, then insurance won't pay.

cheers
John
  TheMeddlingMonk Deputy Commissioner

Location: The Time Vortex near Melbourne, Australia
Whats wrong with sky rail?  It looks cool, noise isn't much of an issue I don't think as long as they do something for noise.
There is nothing wrong with it to any rational person. The Liberal Party, though, has successfully convinced a few gullible NIMBYs that it's the end of human civilisation, and provides them with a platform to constantly and loudly criticise it.

They deserve to all have their homes acquired below market price for an enormous, quad-track trench, quite frankly.
@PIMM I prefer the great conspiracy theory, like the James Bond movie trying to crack the San Andreas fault.

All the land west of the trench sinks into the bay, and all the houses in Station St become waterfront properties.

A real estate bonanza. it is no longer NIMBY - it is YIMFY (yes in my front yard)
Sorry about the sunken houses - blame God, then insurance won't pay.

cheers
John
justarider
I think you're looking for a cross between "A View to a Kill" and "10.5".

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