Confirmed dates for the Andrews Labor Government’s construction of three level crossing removals and one closure have today been announced, with works to ease congestion, improve safety and deliver a brand-new station on track to be delivered two years ahead of schedule on the Werribee Line.
The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) will kick off community consultation in the coming weeks with information sessions and a community survey to ensure the feedback of locals is incorporated into the design of the removals and the new Spotswood Station.
The community will be invited to provide insights into what they love about their local area and how they move around. The online survey and information about in-person and online events will be available at
Alongside community consultation, LXRP will shortly be undertaking site investigations to help shape the project. The team will be carrying out detailed site investigations and traffic and engineering assessments to help inform the final designs.
At Hudsons Road in Spotswood, a rail bridge will be built over the road and a new elevated Spotswood Station will open in 2028. The new station will include modern amenities, and more accessible facilities for commuters.
The Maidstone Street level crossing in Altona will also be a thing of the past in 2027, with a road bridge to be built at this location.
The Maddox Road crossing in Newport will be removed in 2026, with an elevated rail bridge replacing the boom gates. Community consultation and further investigations will inform design improvements to the local traffic network to maintain connectivity between Newport and Williamstown, with a closure the preferred solution for the removal of the level crossing at Champion Road.
Removing these level crossings will pave the way for more trains, more often on the Werribee Line.
The Andrews Labor Government is removing 110 level crossings across Melbourne by 2030, when the Frankston, Cranbourne, Pakenham, Lilydale, Sunbury and Werribee lines will be level crossing free.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“Fast-tracking these level crossing removals on the Werribee line will make local roads safer and guarantee thousands of local jobs.”
“We are getting on with the job of removing every level crossing on the Werribee Line, easing congestion and clearing the way for more trains to run, more often.”
Reviewed 13 June 2023