Works ramp up on level crossing removal


Road closures and changes to regional train lines will be in place as works step up in the removal of the Mt Derrimut Road level crossing in Deer Park.

Three major regional lines will be disrupted while crews work to remove the Mt Derrimut Road, Deer Park level crossing, build the new Deer Park station and carry out V-Line maintenance impacting the Ballarat and Geelong lines.

The Geelong line will be impacted between April 11 and May 3 and Ballarat, Ararat and Maryborough lines will be impacted between April 11 and 22.

Following the removal of the Deer Park level crossing, Mt Derrimut Road will close from May 1 until June 2 so crews can complete intersection upgrade works.

The completion of the new station and bus interchange are set to be completed by 2024, a year ahead of schedule.

The new Deer Park station will feature two accessible elevated platforms, a bus interchange, landscaping and improved connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists.

Meanwhile, works to extend the regional train platforms at Sunshine Station will result in disruptions on the Bendigo line.

Bendigo and Echuca line trains will terminate at Sunbury from April 12-21, with passengers to complete their journey between Sunbury and Southern Cross on metropolitan Sunbury line services.

Also in the west, as the elevated road over Footscray Road continues to take shape, traffic will switch to using the eastbound lanes in early April to allow for the westbound lanes to be closed instead.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan said they have made huge progress on Victoria’s Big Build throughout the summer, but the work never stops as they continue to deliver state-shaping projects.

“Level crossing removals and station improvements are impacting regional rail lines across the west, so I encourage everyone to plan ahead,” she said.