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77th Melbourne LXRP now complete

Keon Parade has opened following two weeks of around the clock works to remove the boom gate in Reservoir, Melbourne.

Keon Parade has opened following two weeks of around the clock works to remove the boom gate in Reservoir, Melbourne.

Trains are now travelling along the new 750 metre rail bridge over the road, which was built to replace the Keon Parade level crossing. This will help to improve the safety and reduce congestion for 18,000 vehicles that travel through this section daily.

Trains have also returned to the Mernda Line and are now running, with construction still powering ahead on the new Keon Park Station, which is set to open on June 21. Works are now continuing on the station forecourt at ground level, as trains travel above the road.

The new station will include modern facilities for passengers and will provide improved connections to local communities and retail.


 

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Construction will also wrap up on the Keon Park Station precinct that will provide easier access to the station and new connections for locals.

Keon Parade has opened following two weeks of around the clock works to remove the boom gate in Reservoir, Melbourne.
Image courtesy of the Victorian Government.

Although the station will open to passengers next month, works around the station precinct will continue over the coming months, including reinstating more than 160 car spaces and planting 44,500 shrubs and grasses and 220 trees around the station.

The completion of the crossing works marks the 77th level crossing removal in the state, which has saved more than 50 hours of boom gate down time during the morning peak every day.

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