Two level crossing removals fast tracked in the west

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 11 Jul 2020 11:42
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Good news

Two dangerous and congested level crossings at Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer and Robinsons Road, Deer Park, have been fast tracked for removal by 2023.
Somebody


But no relief for the worst crossing (went through there recently) at Station Street Deer Park.

Two level crossing removals fast tracked in the west

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  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Station Street should have been removed when they did the RRL.
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Free at last, free at last
Good news

Two dangerous and congested level crossings at Fitzgerald Road, Ardeer and Robinsons Road, Deer Park, have been fast tracked for removal by 2023.
Somebody


But no relief for the worst crossing (went through there recently) at Station Street Deer Park.

Two level crossing removals fast tracked in the west
"bevans"

@bevans there is already a thread under Melbourne for LX removals.

You won't find any LX relief for Station Rd because it don't exist.
However there is a new station and  crossing for Mt Derrimut Rd
https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/mt-derrimut-road-deer-park.
One the pack of 3 being fixed. 2 fast tracked, the third TBA.

cheers
John
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Good news
bevans

...and that's exactly what it is...

NEWS.

But again, where was it posted Question

Another in the series of storms in teacups.

Mike.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Good news

...and that's exactly what it is...

NEWS.

But again, where was it posted Question

Another in the series of storms in teacups.

Mike.
The Vinelander

Mike does this once completed mean all LXL's are removed for access to the RRL from Sunshine to Tarneit?
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

I believe if they did all three at once it would be a traffic nightmare.

I think they are doing Mt Derrimut road grade separation afterwards so they can use that as a detour route when those two crossings are shut down.

Another probable reasoning is elevating the railway is much more technically challenging than the two road based options, so they're probably doing the two easier ones first and tackle the harder one later.

They'll probably announce the design for the Mt Derrimut road crossing soon.
  John.Z Assistant Commissioner

Assuming that the line to Melton will be quaded, plenty of scope to remove all necessary level crossings at the same time. Would not be a great look to rebuild level crossings from 2 tracks to 4.
  kuldalai Chief Commissioner

Assuming that the line to Melton will be quaded, plenty of scope to remove all necessary level crossings at the same time. Would not be a great look to rebuild level crossings from 2 tracks to 4.
John.Z
The order of the three crossings out in this section is all to do with quadruplication of the section from Sunshine to Robinsons Road Junction.

First by 2023 we do Fitzgerald Road  (Road over rail), and  Robinsons Rd  (road under rail), the you do the quadding and then new station at Deer Park and probably road overpass there. Quoted in media release Derrimut road by 2025.  

Exactly how it is to be quadded is still a mystery.

But  the road under at RRJ allows for the original rail layout as proposed all at grade.

Most likely RRL track pair on left (South side) with the two main lines peeling away to the the left at RRJ , with teh Down Ballarat track on a single track overpass over Up & Down RRL Tarneit tracks, Up Ballarat tracks connects into Up Traneeit track at grade right at Robinsons Road just before the underpass.  Separate sparked Met track pair on the North side of teh existing RRL track pair . Station alterations at both Ardeer and Deer Park no doubt.

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