Rail crossing upgrades

We are delivering upgrades to level and pedestrian crossings across Victoria, to make them safer for vehicles, pedestrians and rail users.

Safer Country Crossings Program

The Safer Country Crossings Program is a four-year program being delivered by the Victorian Government.

The $50 million program will upgrade 52 road and 25 pedestrian crossings across the state.

We are delivering 14 crossing upgrades during year one of the program, and have appointed Active Railway Signalling Pty Ltd (ARS) to carry out the works.

Boom gates and flashing lights are being installed at 10 road crossings on the Seymour corridor and North East line at:

  • Racecourse Road, Chiltern
  • Gravel Pit Road, Wangaratta
  • Cemetery Road, Benalla
  • Carroll Road, Benalla
  • Palmerston Street, Baddaginnie
  • Mahers Road, Violet Town
  • Angle Road, Euroa
  • Locksley Road, Locksley-Nagambie
  • Beveridge Station Lane, Beveridge
  • Rutherglen-Springhurst Road (Cannings Crossing), Springhurst

Four pedestrian crossings are also being upgraded – two in Broadford and two in Donnybrook. They will be upgraded with automatic gates that close when a train is approaching and won’t open until it is safe to cross.

Emergency exit gates with electromagnetic latches will also be installed, to ensure people can get off the tracks if they get caught between the automatic gates when they close.

Crossing upgrades have been completed by V/Line under the program at Phalps Road, Tragowel Road and Sandy’s Lane level crossings, as well as the Kilmore East pedestrian crossing.

State Level Crossing Upgrade Program

We have been delivering for the State Level Crossing Upgrade Program since 1997 - a rolling program of rail crossing upgrades across the state.

The State Level Crossing Upgrade Program for 2016-17 includes 20 pedestrian crossings.

Seven are receiving automatic gates that close when a train is approaching and won’t open until it is safe to cross. At 13 crossings we are retrofitting electromagnetic latches, to ensure people can get off the tracks if they get caught between the automatic gates when they close.

The crossings are at:

  • Union Street, Windsor
  • Hutton Street, Thornbury
  • Bell Street, Coburg
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea
  • Parkers Road, Parkdale
  • Maidstone Street, Altona
  • Olver Street, Reservoir
  • Station Street, Fairfield
  • Hampton Street, Hampton
  • Denman Avenue, Edithvale

Please note: some sites have more than one crossing.