Melbourne’s Glenroy Station now open

Boom gates gone, station on track in Melbourne’s north
Works on the Glenroy Station in April. Image: Victorian Government.

The Glenroy Station is now open in Melbourne as part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project, with trains now running through a new 1.2-kilometre rail trench.

The rail line is now lowered under the road, and the ground-level station features two lifts as well as stair access to each platform, a waiting room with city views, undercover seating areas and improved lighting.

Along with the new station, a bus interchange has opened adjacent to the station entrance on Hartington Street in Glenroy. Commuters will no longer need to walk to Blenheim Street for connecting buses, with the new interchange creating easier and safer access to and from Glenroy Station.

Finishing works will continue over the coming months, including landscaping around the station precinct and the completion of the western station entrance from Dowd Place.

When the station concourse and building are completed later this year, the project will connect two sides of Glenroy, currently separated by the rail line.

Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the new station would provide a more comfortable and accessible journey for residents in Melbourne’s north

“Trains are now stopping at the new Glenroy Station, and passengers can look forward to even more benefits later this year when the second entrance opens, connecting the two sides of Glenroy currently separated by the rail line,” Carroll said.

Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the opening would be a boost for local commuters.

“We are thrilled to see the doors open at Glenroy station and trains running through, marking the 35th station delivered as part of our Level Crossing Removal Project – improving the travel experience for commuters across Melbourne,” Allan said.

Removing the Glenroy Road level crossing complements the work being done on the nearby Upfield and Mernda lines, with four sets of boom gates gone from Coburg and Brunswick and four more to go in Preston by the end of this month.

The new Glenroy Station marks the 35th new or upgraded station delivered as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project and follows the opening of the new Hallam Station earlier this week.

 


 

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