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Melb’s Union Station now open

Image courtesy of the Victorian Government.

The new Union Station in Melbourne is now open, following works to remove dangerous level crossings at Surrey Hills and Mont Albert.

The two level crossings were two of Melbourne’s deadliest and were down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak.

The new fast tracked Union Station features a safer, more accessible station design, with improved lighting, CCTV cameras and a sustainable station precinct. The new station also features new pedestrian and cycling connections, as well as a modern passenger car park.


 

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Services will resume this week, with the first trains to use the new rail trench and modern Union Station.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said the project forms part of a wider package of works to increase the safety of Victorian roads.

“The Union Road and Mont Albert Road level crossings have been removed two years ahead of schedule and we’re closer than ever to delivering a boom gate-free Lilydale line,” Allan said.

The Victorian Government is removing 110 level crossings across Melbourne, with 70 already gone for good. The State Government is also delivering 41 new and upgraded stations across Melbourne.

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