Melbourne’s LXRP hits 64 removals

Murray Road Preston is now level crossing free
(Image courtesy of the Level Crossing Removal Project)

This week’s reopening of Melbourne’s Mernda line to trains completes the removal of four level crossings in the northern suburb of Preston, taking the project’s total to date to 64.

The works were completed during a two-week blitz undertaken by the alliance completing the works which includes RA members John Holland Group, Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) and the Level Crossing Removal Project, together with Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).

Over the past fortnight, boom gates were removed at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, the new elevated rail line was connected with the existing ground-level tracks, and old rail tracks and overhead wires were removed.

Works will now continue to complete second elevated rail track, along with new rail stations at Bell and Preston, which are expected to open to passengers in September this year.

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