Commuters in Glenroy are now enjoying more comfortable, reliable and accessible journeys with the brand-new Glenroy Station opening its doors on Friday evening.
The new station is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project with trains now running through a new 1.2-kilometre rail trench.
The rail line is now lowered under the road, and the ground-level station features two lifts as well as stair access to each platform, a waiting room with city views, undercover seating areas and improved lighting.
The new Glenroy Station marks the 35th new or upgraded station delivered as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project and follows the opening of the new Hallam Station earlier this week.
Along with the new station, a bus interchange has opened adjacent to the station entrance on Hartington Street in Glenroy. Commuters will no longer need to walk to Blenheim Street for connecting buses, with the new interchange creating easier and safer access to and from Glenroy Station.
With the old boom gates dismantled last week, Glenroy Road will open to around 19,000 vehicles that use this section of road every day, on Saturday 14 May following works to remove the old railway infrastructure. The opening of the road will mark the 60th level crossing removed since 2015.
Finishing works will continue over the coming months, including landscaping around the station precinct and the completion of the western station entrance from Dowd Place.
When the station concourse and building are completed later this year, the project will connect two sides of Glenroy, currently separated by the rail line. Pedestrians will be able to walk from Dowd Place on the western side of the rail line across to Hartington Street in the east, without being held up by boom gates or traffic lights.
Dowd Place, on the western side of the rail line, will be closed until mid-September, as the construction team completes the western station entrance and removes old rail track and railway infrastructure. Crews will also reinstate 396 car parking spaces and finish landscaping along Dowd Place.
Removing the Glenroy Road level crossing complements the work being done on the nearby Upfield and Mernda lines, with four sets of boom gates gone from Coburg and Brunswick and four more to go in Preston by the end of this month.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“The new station in Glenroy provides a more comfortable and accessible journey for residents in Melbourne’s north, servicing the growing community for years to come.”
“Trains are now stopping at the new Glenroy Station, and passengers can look forward to even more benefits later this year when the second entrance opens, connecting the two sides of Glenroy currently separated by the rail line.”
Quote attributable to Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan
“We are thrilled to see the doors open at Glenroy station and trains running through, marking the 35th station delivered as part of our Level Crossing Removal Project – improving the travel experience for commuters across Melbourne.”
Quote attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn
“The opening of Glenroy station is fantastic for the local community, creating a more accessible and comfortable train journey."
Reviewed 07 May 2022