Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removals

Inner Armadale Line Level Crossing Removal

 

Planning is underway to remove up to another six vehicle level crossings on the Armadale Line. Work is already underway on the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal.

Removing the level crossings at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street will improve safety, create more connections, ease movements in the area, revitalise the corridor, modernise stations and create versatile public spaces for the community.

Potential solutions for removing these crossings are limited due to the built-up surrounding area and a lack of available land outside the rail corridor.

Extensive early planning and success of similar projects in the eastern states has informed the current preferred solution to elevate the rail for up to five of these crossings, except at Hamilton Street, where land on either side of the railways is reserved for a rail over road solution.

This solution will see concept designs progress for new, elevated Carlisle, Oats Street, Beckenham and potentially Queens Park stations. Welshpool Station will close, but Oats Street Station could be moved slightly closer to Welshpool Road to service the area.

As the project has only just started the early design phase, significant elements are yet to be confirmed, such as station location, additional connections, potential uses for the spaces under the rail and overall project design, including landscaping, public art, and facilities such as bike racks.

Register to stay informed on opportunities to be involved throughout the life of the project.

The level crossing removals at Mint Street, Oats Street and Welshpool Road was allocated $415 million in the 2019/20 State Budget.

For detailed information on the project, including maps, download the fact sheet.

Project Features

Not only does an elevated rail solution for up to five of the inner Armadale Line level crossings help improve safety and ease traffic movements, it can also help revitalise the area by creating public spaces for a variety of civic purposes, as highlighted by Melbourne’s recent level crossing removal projects.

An elevated rail solution is the preferred option for the Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, William Street and potentially Wharf Street level crossings, as it:

  • Completely removes sections of rail from the ground level to significantly improve pedestrian, cyclist and motorist connections seamlessly and safely across the rail corridor
  • Allows a number of level crossings to be removed as one cost-effective package
  • Creates opportunities for new public and civic spaces that can be used for a variety of purposes
  • Brings stations in line with modern public transport facilities that better meet passenger expectations and new platforms to cater for six-car trains

Provision of a new bus transfer station at Oats St Station will allow for an increase in bus services and improved connectivity.

Potentially, the space underneath the rail could include community facilities such as bike paths, sports courts and exercise stations. 

Images courtesy of Level Crossing Removal Victoria. 

LXR  Noble Park

 

 

 

 

 

Community

Significant elements of the project are yet to be confirmed, such as station location, additional connections, potential uses for the spaces under the rail and overall project design, including landscaping, public art, and facilities such as bike racks.

We would like to understand what is most important to you.

To start sharing your thoughts, you can:

  1. Complete a quick survey about how your use the level crossings and any opportunities/challenges you may see.
  2. Attend one of our community events.
  3. Apply to be part of a Community Reference Group that will help inform the project’s design as it progresses.

As the project has only just started the early design phase, there is still much to be developed.

The Community Reference Group will play a key role to inform this process and other opportunities will be identified for the broader community through the life of the project. Register to stay informed on these opportunities.

For more information on fixed parameters and opportunity for input download our fact sheet.

Project Documents

Latest News

Elevated Rail for the Inner Armadale Line

Elevated Rail for the Inner Armadale Line

Safer, easier and potentially more crossings will be possible for up to six level crossing removals on the inner Armadale line, at Mint Street, Oats Street, Welshpool Road, Hamilton Street, Wharf Street and William Street.

Going out with a bang

Going out with a bang

2019 was a huge year for METRONET with a number of major milestones had.

Level crossing removal contracts awarded

Level crossing removal contracts awarded

Announcing the preferred proponents for two new contracts are important steps to removing up to seven level crossings on the Armadale line.

What a Show!

What a Show!

METRONET made its debut at the 2019 Perth Royal Show giving show goers a glimpse inside the Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnels and information on all other projects.

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