The level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road in Preston have been removed.
We have constructed the city-bound rail bridge over the roads on the Mernda Line and construction of the Mernda-bound bridge and new stations is currently underway.
The Mernda Line is currently operating on a single track between Regent and Thornbury stations while we work on the second rail bridge and new stations at Bell and Preston. Visit our Single Line Running page to learn more about this construction method.
The Mernda-bound bridge and new stations will be open in early September and the team will continue to put the finishing touches on the station buildings and the new open space underneath the 2km rail bridge.
A shared walking and cycling path from Oakover Road through to Murray Road will connect locals to the new stations and open spaces which will be ready for locals to enjoy in early 2023.
Around 82,000 vehicles pass through these level crossings on the Mernda Line each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40% of the morning peak.
With these level crossings now gone, locals can enjoy safer and more reliable travel times when travelling In Melbourne's north.
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