Ground has been broken at Glenroy Station, with more than 10,000 cubic metres of soil, rock and basalt removed over the course of a nine-day construction blitz, paving the way for a new 1.2km rail trench.
“Constructing a new rail corridor facilitates the removal of the level crossing at Glenroy Road, enabling us to significantly improve safety, congestion and connectivity within Glenroy,” says Genton Principal Jamie McCutcheon.
A major congestion point, approximately 19,000 vehicles pass through the Glenroy Road level crossing daily, while boom gates are lowered for 43 per cent of peak morning traffic.
By 2022, the level crossing will be removed and a new station precinct constructed, providing landscaped green spaces, linking the east and west sides of the rail corridor for safe public access, and resolve the competing needs of trains, buses, vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians operating in a small area.
This project will be delivered for the North West Program Alliance (Level Crossing Removal Project, Metro Trains Melbourne, John Holland and KBR inc.) in collaboration with landscape architects MALA studio.
We are proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Country in which Glenroy Station is located. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.