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Level crossings – November 2022 update

Here’s an update on the state of level crossing removals.

I’ve done these lists before: 2020, 2018, 2017, 2014.

They’re all based on the 2008 ALCAM list, which ranked Victoria’s level crossings by risk. It’s now pretty old, and rankings would have changed due to different road and train traffic growth, but it’s still the best document publicly available.

Again I’m listing the top 300 (which covers all crossings in metropolitan Melbourne, as well as some regional locations)… with three others also listed at the bottom because they’re now planned for removal.

Here’s the list. You can skip below to some observations.

RankTypeLineRoadSuburbStatus 11/2022Year completedDesign2022 pledges
1MetroRingwoodSpringvale RdNunawadingCompleted2010Rail under
2MetroDandenongSpringvale RdSpringvaleCompleted2014Rail under
3MetroRingwoodMitcham RdMitchamCompleted2014Rail under
4MetroSunburyMain RdSt AlbansCompleted2016Rail under
5MetroSunburyFurlong RdSt AlbansCompleted2016Rail under
6MetroUpfieldBell StCoburgCompleted2020Rail over
7Non-MetroWerribee StWerribeeCompleted2022Rail over
8MetroDandenongClayton RdClaytonCompleted2018Rail over
9MetroCraigieburnMacaulay RdKensington
10MetroMerndaBell StPrestonUnderway2022Rail over
11MetroCraigieburnGlenroy RdGlenroyUnderway2022Rail under
12MetroDandenongGrange RdCarnegieCompleted2018Rail over
13MetroWerribeeCherry StWerribeeCompleted2022Road over
14MetroRingwoodUnion RdSurrey HillsUnderway2023Rail under
15MetroFrankstonNorth RdOrmondCompleted2016Rail under
16MetroWerribeeAviation RdLavertonCompleted2019Road over
17MetroRingwoodBlackburn RdBlackburnCompleted2017Rail under
18MetroCraigieburnBuckley StEssendonCompleted2018Road under
19MetroWerribeeOld Geelong RdHoppers CrossingCompleted2022Road over
20MetroPakenhamMc Gregor RdPakenhamUnderway2024Rail over
21MetroAlameinRiversdale RdCamberwell
22MetroWilliamstownFerguson StWilliamstownCompleted2022Rail under
23MetroHurstbridgeLower Plenty RdRosannaCompleted2018Rail over
24MetroHurstbridgeStation StFairfield
25MetroMerndaMurray RdPrestonUnderway2022Rail over
26MetroFrankstonStation StCarrumCompleted2020Rail over
27MetroDandenongCentre RdClaytonCompleted2018Rail over
28MetroFrankstonSeaford RdSeafordCompleted2018Rail over
29MetroUpfieldMoreland RdBrunswickCompleted2020Rail over
30MetroDandenongHeatherton RdNoble ParkCompleted2018Rail over
31MetroFrankstonCharman RdCheltenhamCompleted2020Rail under
32MetroPakenhamClyde Rd
(Berwick – Cranbourne Rd)
BerwickCompleted2022Road under
33MetroGlen WaverleyToorak RdKooyongCompleted2020Rail over
34MetroPakenhamHallam RdHallamCompleted2022Rail over
35MetroFrankstonSwanpool AvChelseaCompleted2022Closure
36MetroPakenhamRacecourse RdPakenhamUnderway2024Rail over
37MetroDandenongKoornang RdCarnegieCompleted2018Rail over
38MetroDandenongWebster StDandenongPlanningRoad under
39MetroGlen WaverleyTooronga RdMalvernCoalition
40MetroDandenongChandler RdNoble ParkCompleted2018Rail over
41MetroFrankstonStation St
(Mascot Ave)
BonbeachCompleted2020Closure
42MetroFrankstonSkye Rd
(Overton Rd)
FrankstonCompleted2018Rail over
43MetroMerndaKeon PdeKeon ParkPlanning2025Rail over
44MetroUpfieldGaffney StCoburg North
45MetroPakenhamSth Gippsland HwyDandenongCompleted2022Road over
46MetroWerribeeKororoit Creek RdAltonaCompleted2010Road over
47MetroWerribeeMaidstone StAltonaPlanning2030Road over
48MetroBelgraveScoresby RdBayswaterCompleted2016Rail under
49Non-MetroBallarat / GeelongAnderson RdSunshineCompleted2014Rail under
50MetroPakenhamWebb StNarre WarrenPlanning2025Rail over
51MetroSandringhamSouth RdBrighton
52MetroPakenhamMain StPakenhamUnderway2024Rail over
53MetroGlen WaverleyHigh StGlen IrisCoalition
54MetroHurstbridgeGrange RdAlphingtonCompleted2018Rail under
55MetroDandenongCorrigan RdNoble ParkCompleted2018Rail over
56MetroLilydaleMaroondah HwyLilydaleCompleted2022Rail over
57Non-MetroBallarat / GeelongFitzgerald RdArdeerUnderway2022Road over
58MetroCraigieburnPuckle StMoonee Ponds
59MetroMerndaCramer StPrestonUnderway2022Rail over
60MetroFrankstonCentre RdBentleighCompleted2016Rail under
61MetroAlameinProspect Hill RdRiversdale
62MetroMerndaNormanby AvThornbury
63MetroUpfieldBox Forest RdGlenroy
64MetroSunburyAnderson RdSunshineCompleted2014Road under
65MetroUpfieldBrunswick RdBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
66MetroSandringhamHampton StHampton
67MetroGlen WaverleyBurke RdGlen IrisCompleted2016Rail under
68MetroDandenongPoath RdHughesdaleCompleted2018Rail over
69MetroFrankstonLochiel AvEdithvaleCompleted2021Closure
70Light Rail96Bridport StSouth Melbourne
71MetroGlen WaverleyGlenferrie RdKooyongCoalition
72MetroMerndaHigh StReservoirCompleted2019Rail over
73MetroWerribeeHudsons RdSpotswoodPlanning2030Rail over
74MetroFrankstonEdithvale RdEdithvaleCompleted2021Rail under
75MetroFrankstonGlen Huntly RdGlenhuntlyUnderway2023Rail under
76MetroGlen WaverleyMadden GvBurnley
77MetroUpfieldMacaulay Rd
(Upfield line)
North Melbourne
78MetroSandringhamGlen Eira RdRipponlea
79MetroDandenongMurrumbeena RdMurrumbeenaCompleted2018Rail over
80MetroUpfieldMunro StCoburgCompleted2020Rail over
81MetroFrankstonWarrigal RdMentonePlanning2025Rail over
82Light Rail109Railway Av
(Swallow St)
Port Melbourne
83MetroFrankstonChelsea RdChelseaCompleted2021Closure
84MetroFrankstonMc Kinnon RdMcKinnonCompleted2016Rail under
85MetroFrankstonArgyle AvChelseaCompleted2021Rail under
86MetroFrankstonHighett RdHighettPlanning2029Rail over
87MetroBelgraveMountain HwyBayswaterCompleted2017Rail under
88MetroRingwoodMont Albert RdMont AlbertUnderway2023Rail under
89MetroCraigieburnDevon RdPascoe Vale
90MetroFrankstonBondi RdBonbeachCompleted2021Rail under
91MetroFrankstonEel Race RdCarrumCompleted2020Closure
92MetroHurstbridgeWestgarth StNorthcote
93MetroHurstbridgeVictoria RdFairfield
94MetroSandringhamBay StNorth Brighton
95MetroFrankstonStation StSeafordPlanning2029Rail over
96MetroHurstbridgeMarshall StIvanhoe
97MetroRingwoodHeatherdale RdRingwoodCompleted2017Rail under
98MetroFrankstonBear StMordiallocPlanning2029Closure
99MetroWerribeeChampion RdNewportPlanning2030Closure
100MetroFrankstonArmstrongs RdSeafordPlanning2029Rail over
101Non-MetroBallaratGrant St
(Parwan Rd)
Bacchus Marsh
102MetroUpfieldDawson StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
103MetroUpfieldPark StParkvillePlanning2027Rail over
104MetroBelgraveBedford RdRingwoodPlanning2025Rail under
105MetroFrankstonLincoln Pde / Groves StAspendalePlanning2029Rail under
106MetroWerribeeAnderson StYarravillePlanning2030Closure
107MetroCraigieburnGaffney StPascoe Vale
108MetroUpfieldO Hea StCoburg
109MetroAltona LoopMaidstone St
(Altona Loop)
Altona
110MetroPakenhamStation StBeaconsfieldPlanning2025Rail over
111MetroFrankstonPark RdCheltenhamCompleted2020Rail under
112MetroUpfieldBoundary RdFawkner
113MetroUpfieldAlbion StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
114MetroFrankstonBalcombe RdMentoneCompleted2020Rail under
115Non-MetroBallarat / GeelongStation Rd
(Mt Derrimut Rd)
Deer ParkUnderway2025Rail over
116Non-MetroBendigoOak StBendigo
117MetroMerndaPaschke CrEpping
118MetroMerndaArthurton RdNorthcote
119MetroMerndaOakover RdPrestonUnderway2022Rail over
120Non-MetroBallaratHumffray StBallarat
121MetroUpfieldArden StNorth Melbourne
122MetroMerndaRegent StPreston
123MetroLilydaleDublin RdRingwood EastPlanning2025Rail under
124MetroRingwoodRooks RdNunawadingCompleted2014Rail under
125Non-MetroStony PointMoorooduc Hwy
(Mc Mahons Rd)
FrankstonCoalition
126Non-MetroGeelongNorth Shore Rd
(Station St)
Corio
127MetroSandringhamGreville StPrahran
128MetroFrankstonParkers RdParkdalePlanning2025Rail over
129Light Rail109Beach StPort Melbourne
130MetroWerribeeMaddox RdNewportPlanning2030Rail over
131MetroPakenhamBrunt RdOfficerPlanning2025Road over
132MetroHurstbridgeRuthven StMacleodPlanning2027Rail over
133MetroPakenhamProgress StDandenong SouthPlanning2025Closure
134MetroCraigieburnPark StMoonee Ponds
135MetroMerndaHeyington AvThomastown
136MetroUpfieldReynard StCoburgCompleted2020Rail over
137MetroSunburyMelton HwySydenhamCompleted2018Road over
138MetroFrankstonStation StAspendalePlanning2029Rail over
139MetroPakenhamStation StOfficerPlanning2025Closure
140MetroSandringhamChurch StBrighton
141MetroFrankstonMc Donald StMordiallocPlanning2029Rail over
142MetroLilydaleManchester RdMooroolbarkCompleted2022Rail over
143MetroUpfieldVictoria StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
144MetroCranbourneAbbotts RdDandenong SouthCompleted2018Rail over
145MetroSunburyTaylors RdKeilor DownsCompleted2007Road under
146MetroSandringhamAbbott StSandringham
147MetroMernda / HurstbridgeRamsden StClifton Hill
148MetroMerndaSettlement RdThomastown
149MetroCranbourneThompsons RdCranbourne NorthCompleted2018Road over
150MetroFrankstonWickham RdHighettPlanning2029Rail over
151MetroAltona LoopKororoit Creek RdAltonaCompleted2018Rail over
152MetroFrankstonNeerim RdCaulfieldUnderway2023Rail under
153Non-MetroFreight / OverlandSeparation StNorth Geelong
154Non-MetroGeelongLara Lakes Rd
(McClelland St)
Lara
155MetroUpfieldBarry RdUpfield
156Non-MetroBallarat / GeelongRobinsons RdDeer ParkUnderway2022Road under
157MetroUpfieldUnion StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
158MetroSunburyCalder Park DrCalder ParkPlanning2025Road over
159MetroMerndaChilds RdEpping
160Non-MetroGeelongSchool RdCorio
161MetroUpfieldCamp RdBroadmeadowsCompleted2018Rail under
162Non-MetroBallaratHopkins RdTruganinaPlanning2028Road over
163MetroCranbourneGreens RdDandenong SouthCompleted2022Rail over
164Non-MetroAlburySisely AvWangaratta
165Non-MetroGeelongYarra StSouth Geelong
166Non-MetroAlburyArundel StBenalla
167MetroMerndaHutton StThornbury
168MetroUpfieldHope StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
169Non-MetroGeelongWindermere Rd
(McIntyre Rd)
Lara
170MetroHurstbridgeYarralea StAlphington
171MetroHurstbridgeMain Hurstbridge RdDiamond CreekCoalition
172Non-MetroFreight / OverlandThompson RdNorth Geelong
173MetroMerndaWoolton AvThornbury
174Non-MetroGippslandLloyd St
(Waterloo Rd Cros)
Moe
175MetroUpfieldCemetery EntHadfield
176MetroBelgraveHilltop Rd
(Railway Ave)
Upper Ferntree Gully
177MetroUpfieldBakers RdCoburg
178Non-MetroAlburyNunn St
(Midland Hwy)
Benalla
179Non-MetroSt Georges RdCorio
180Non-MetroMc Killop StGeelong
181Non-MetroGippslandAshby StTrafalgar
182MetroMerndaBeavers RdNorthcote
183Non-MetroBallaratStation Rd / Exford RdMelton SouthPlanning2028Rail under
184Non-MetroGippslandColeman StWarragul
185Non-MetroAlburyFaithful StBenalla
186MetroSunburyGap Rd
(Station St)
SunburyUnderway2022Road under
187MetroFrankstonLatrobe StMentonePlanning2029Closure
188Light RailTram 109Inglis StPort Melbourne
189MetroUpfieldPoplar RdRoyal Park
190Non-MetroGippslandTramway RdMorwell
191Non-MetroGippslandNar Nar Goon – Longwarry RdNar Nar Goon
192MetroLilydaleCoolstore RdCroydonPlanning2025Rail over
193MetroPakenhamCardinia RdPakenhamUnderway2021Road over
194Non-MetroGeelongEdgars RdLittle River
195Non-MetroBallaratCoburns Rd / Rees RdMelton SouthPlanning2028Rail under
196MetroWilliamstownGiffard StWilliamstown
197MetroBelgraveAlpine StFerntree Gully
198Non-MetroStation RdGisborne
199MetroAltona LoopMillers RdAltona
200Non-MetroWood St
(Fyans St/Carr St)
South GeelongPlanning2024Rail over
201MetroMerndaManns CrossingThomastown
202Non-MetroHamilton HwyCressy
203Light RailTram 109Bridge StPort Melbourne
204Non-MetroSwanston StSouth Geelong
205MetroSunburyCalder HwyDiggers RestPlanning2026Road over
206Non-MetroHope St
(Bunyip – Modella Rd)
Bunyip
207Non-MetroStony PointBaxter – Tooradin RdBaxter
208MetroSandringhamUnion StWindsor
209Non-MetroParker StCastlemaine
210MetroSandringhamLinacre RdHampton
211Non-MetroStony PointStony Point RdBittern
212MetroMerndaCharles StNorthcote
213Non-MetroStation AvHeathcote Junction
214MetroSandringhamDendy St
(New St)
Brighton
215MetroUpfieldAlbert StBrunswickPlanning2027Rail over
216MetroAltona LoopPier StAltona
217Non-MetroBarwon Heads RdMarshallPlanning2024Road over
218MetroHurstbridgeWattletree RdEltham
219Non-MetroWests RdManor
220Non-MetroBirkett StEuroa
221Non-MetroEramosa Rd WestSomerville
222Non-MetroFreightKernot StSpotswood
223MetroSandringhamNew StHampton
224Non-MetroBank StAvenel
225Non-MetroKilgour StGeelong
226Non-MetroBroadford – Epping RdWallan
227Non-MetroLeakes RdRockbank
228Non-MetroKnight St
(Andrew Fairley Av)
Shepparton
229Non-MetroFreightFrancis StYarraville
230Non-MetroWahgunyah – Wangaratta Rd
(Three Chain Rd)
Bowser
231Non-MetroStony PointRobinsons RdFrankston SouthCoalition
232Non-MetroHigh St
(Hume Hwy)
WodongaCompletedClosure
233Non-MetroCowslip StViolet Town
234Non-MetroTroups Rd NthRockbank
235MetroAltona LoopGrieve PdeAltona
236Non-MetroMarshalltown RdMarshall
237Non-MetroMollison St
(Kyneton-Trentham Rd)
Kyneton
238MetroAltona LoopCivic PdeAltona
239Non-MetroWitt StBenalla
240Non-MetroBank StTraralgon
241Non-MetroCreswick Rd
(Midland Hwy)
Ballarat
242Non-MetroBarwon TceSouth Geelong
243Non-MetroHayes StShepparton
244MetroCranbourneCamms RdCranbournePlanning2025Road over
245Non-MetroLochs Creek RdTrafalgar
246Non-MetroShady Creek RdYarragon
247MetroHurstbridgeDiamond StEltham
248Non-MetroFrankston – Flinders Rd
(Graydens Rd)
Hastings
249Non-MetroSandford RdWangaratta
250Non-MetroCanterbury RdLara
251Non-MetroBenalla – Yarrawonga RdBenalla
252Non-MetroKelly StWodongaCompletedClosure
253Non-MetroLardners TrackWarragul
254Non-MetroStony PointGolf Links RdBaxter
255MetroLilydaleCave Hill RdLilydalePlanning2025Closure
256Non-MetroStation EntSeymourCompletedClosure
257Non-MetroMc Diarmids RdViolet Town
258Non-MetroReserve RdGrovedale
259Non-MetroGoulburn Valley HwyMurchison East
260MetroHurstbridgeWilson RdWattle Glen
261Non-MetroWestern Hwy
(Barkly St)
Ararat
262Non-MetroTelephone RdTrafalgar
263Non-MetroHigh StDimboola
264Non-MetroDonnybrook RdDonnybrook
265Non-MetroOsburn StWodongaCompletedClosure
266Non-MetroHigh StSeymour
267Non-MetroCochranes RdWodonga
268Non-MetroStony PointMornington – Tyabb RdTyabb
269Non-MetroMelrose DrWodongaCompletedClosure
270Non-MetroFreightFootscray RdMelbourneCompleted2009Road over
271Non-MetroGardner and Holman RdDrouin
272Non-MetroGlenelg HwyWestmere
273Non-MetroLake RdStawell
274Non-MetroFreightSomerville RdBrooklyn
275Non-MetroStony PointFrankston – Flinders Rd
(Hastings Rd)
Somerville
276Non-MetroQueen StColac
277Non-MetroFryers StShepparton
278MetroCraigieburnAscot Vale RdNewmarket
279Non-MetroStawell – Warracknabeal RdGlenorchy
280Non-MetroNolan StBendigo
281Non-MetroNagambie – Locksley RdLocksley
282Non-MetroShanley StWangaratta
283Non-MetroKennedy St
(Koo Wee Rup – Longwarry Rd)
Longwarry
284Non-MetroNorthern Hwy
(Mary St)
Rochester
285Non-MetroForest StWendouree
286MetroHurstbridgeRailway RdEltham
287MetroCranbourneEvans RdLyndhurstCompleted2020Road over
288Non-MetroAnakie RdBell Park
289Non-MetroStony PointHillcrest RdFrankstonCoalition
290Non-MetroStony PointHigh StHastings
291Non-MetroBungaree – Wallace RdWallaceCompleted2020Closure
292Non-MetroRutherglen – Springhurst Rd
(Cannings Crossing)
Springhurst
293Non-MetroSurf Coast Hwy
(Torquay Rd)
GrovedaleUnderway2024Rail over
294Non-MetroDown StLongwood
295Non-MetroTylden – Woodend RdWoodend
296Non-MetroNelson StBendigo
297Non-MetroTynong RdTynong
298Non-MetroWimmera HwyMurtoa
299MetroHurstbridgeAllendale RdDiamond Creek
300Non-MetroMadden St NorthKaniva
302Non-MetroBallaratFerris RoadMeltonPlanning2028Road over
333MetroSunburyHolden RoadCalder ParkPlanning2025Closure
473MetroSunburyWatsons RoadDiggers RestPlanning2026Road over

Have I missed anything, or made any errors? Please leave a comment or shoot me a message!

Murrumbeena Road level crossing

Some observations

From the top 50 in 2008, there are now just 6 not currently removed or planned for removal.

If we look at the top 100, then 24 are not currently removed or planned.

Recent government announcements have focused on specific lines, so by 2030, several lines will be completely free of level crossings:

  • Cranbourne/Pakenham 2025
  • Lilydale 2025
  • Sunbury 2026 – including removal of two semi-rural crossings outside the top 300
  • Frankston 2029
  • Werribee (excluding Altona Loop) 2030

Remembering the benefits crossing removals bring, this was unimaginable just a few years ago, and just goes to show what can be achieved with political will… and a lot of money.

While these lines will be free or road level crossings, they will still have some pedestrian crossings.

For the election on 26th November, the Coalition has pledged a few crossing removals on the Glen Waverley line, one on the Hurstbridge line, and by implication, several between Frankston and Baxter on the Stony Point line, as their pledge to extend metro trains also flagged crossing removals.

In contrast, Labor made a number of government announcements before the caretaker period started on Cup Day, so the assumption is that those will go ahead regardless of who wins the election. (This included two crossings in Highett that had been earlier pledged by the Coalition.)

So far Labor have not made any election promises of more crossing removals, preferring to trade off their record of 110 done by 2030.

Some projects on the list above do not seem to be counted in the 110. This includes regional crossings, as well as those completed before 2016, eg not initiated under the Andrews government.

Still notable is that not a single crossing on the Sandringham line has been planned or pledged. Alamein too, though this is shorter has far fewer crossings and fewer trains.

McKinnon level crossing, looking towards Bentleigh as two citybound trains approach, 2012

I’m on the Frankston line – so my line and several others will be crossing-free by 2030! It’ll be interesting to see the benefits of improved reliability – not just reduced risks of crossing incidents, but also via the renewal of a lot of rail infrastructure.

If there are more pledges in the lead up to the election, I’ll add them in the list above.

I’m also planning a follow-up blog looking at some of the patterns emerging with the program.

  • PTUA’s State election scorecard
  • 18/11/2022: Updated to correct the Kororoit Creek Road crossings – I had the lines muddled. (Thanks Mark)

16 replies on “Level crossings – November 2022 update”

The number of crossings in Melbourne removed or bring removed is up to 112 as of today. They are saying 110 but they are not including Anderson Street and Champion Road on the Werribee line, as they don’t want to draw attention to road closures, even though many have already been counted in the list until now. Being election season, closures are suddenly sensitive.

Quite a few of the level crossings on your list shown as Underway are already gone, e.g. Bell St, Cramer St, Oakover Rd and Murray Rd in Preston, Cherry St Werribee, Glenroy Rd Glenroy, Gap Rd Sunbury, Fitzgerald Rd Ardeer, etc. Landscaping etc. for the projects may not be complete (although I thought Cherry St was well and truly done and dusted) but the crossings are gone and the lines are running as normal.

“.. not a single crossing on the Sandringham line has been planned or pledged.”
Grrrr. Guess which line I live on! OK, there is nothing like self interest to get people fired up.

The benefits of removal aren’t so clear cut in all areas. Ours in Williamstown North – we measured in 2017 prior to the boom gates being removed, and again just recently. In 2017 the down time – boom gates and pedestrian crossing lights – was 38 minutes in the 2 -hour morning peak, measured on a Wednesday. The recent survey showed that stoppage time had INCREASED to 44 minutes in the 2 hour morning period, a 21% increase in delays. This is due to pedestrians having access to a second pedestrian-activated crossing. Whenever you go near the station precinct now you can be sure you will be facing a red light. The community argued strongly that pedestrians were the main source of delays prior to boom gate removal, and we sought a pedestrian link from the other side of the road to the underground platforms. This was refused on the grounds that it ‘couldn’t be done due to DDA compliance’. We argued that DDA access was available at the station entrance and that surely not EVERY entry point needed to be DDA-compliant? We were fobbed off by the ‘experts’ and no one in Govt responds to emails….

AS for URBAN DESIGN aspects, I suspect that many of these crossing removals have caused new problems for communities, not to mention the horrible bulk and appearance of some of them. In my view, they have been done in haste, and with little regard to all aspects, not simply the engineering aspects. I feel very sorry for communities such as around Buckley St Essendon, where the road trench has cut the area in half and isolated the local shopping strip. Also for the communities of Mont Albert and Surrey Hills who have lost their stations in favour of a new station which has worse access. There truly needs to be a wide-ranging evaluation of the Level Crossing Removals Program that assesses a range of parameters.

@James, thanks – have put in details for Maidstone St (Werribee main line)

@Ross, yes – I’ve used the LXRP status – which in some cases shows the crossing removed but the project is still continuing. In those cases I’ve marked them as Underway.

@Anna, great points you make there. I haven’t seen the Nth Williamstown site since it was done, but it did seem like an odd one to prioritise given the low number of trains using the line.

With regard to the total delay time per 2 hour peak, is there data on the length of each delay? At many sites, the length of each individual delay is much lower and is more predictable – you don’t get long waits for multiple trains anymore. And traffic light red time can also be overridden (ignored) by emergency vehicles.

Essendon has been a mess. Poor result for pedestrians and cyclists, and the station itself wasn’t touched, and still has accessibility problems.

Some other abolished level crossing on the 2008 ACLAM list between 300 and 473:

303. Anglesea Rd, Mount Dundeed.

357. Princes Highway, Warncoort.

389. Hovell St, Wodonga.

431. McCarten St (Roughead St), Leongatha.

463. Murray Valley Hwy(Thomas Mitchell Drive), Wodonga.

The Glenferrie Rd crossing’s delay has always vexed and bewildered me. Was it always about the LAB govt punishing the LIBs? Or was it too hard? Not doing it at the same time as Toorak Rd seemed like a waste of effort to me.

Is the spreadsheet/table available somewhere where one can sort it? (Like a lot of the tables in Wikipedia are.) It would be good to examine the data sorted by line or date.

@Anna
“This is due to pedestrians having access to a second pedestrian-activated crossing.”
That second crossing is synchronised to the first crossing though – i.e. they both go red and green at the same time, so I’m not sure that the increase in delays is due to that reason.

With their increasing boldness announcing entire lines free of LX and including street closures, I can imagine they could announce a LX-free Sandringham Line with perhaps 4 or 5 LXR but that would require several closures.

I worked briefly on ALCAM in 2009 and I can’t remember how the model allocates values, but I am curious as to how it managed to give Maroondah Hwy in Lilydale a higher risk rating than Dublin Rd and especially Bedford Rd, in Ringwood East. Both of these would probably carry less road traffic than Lilydale, but they carry more train traffic and the trains are always going faster (i.e. they can’t stop if the driver sees someone on the tracks). At Lilydale, all trains were either leaving the station so the driver had the option to simply not drive if someone moved onto the tracks, or approaching the station and already at a speed low enough to give a very good chance of stopping in an emergency. Congestion was also not an issue at Lilydale because the congestion was caused by the road traffic squeezing through the town, and the series of traffic signals it encountered. The crossing was activated relatively rarely because there are so few trains, in comparison with properly served stations closer to the city on the same line.
I’m glad they did do the LIlydale work and they have produced a reasonably good result overall, but I really question whether it had to be done before Dublin Rd and Bedford Rd. Both of those will have had fatalities and Bedford is on an angle and right next to a school and a complex set of road intersections.

Of the crossings that are currently in the planning or proposed/future stages, should the Liberals get in, would those ones be aborted? or is it too late to stop them now?

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