Rail crossing upgrades

We are delivering upgrades to level and pedestrian crossings across Victoria, to make them safer for vehicles, pedestrians and rail users.

Safer Country Crossings Program

The Safer Country Crossings Program is a four-year Victorian Government program.

The $50 million program is upgrading 52 road and 25 pedestrian crossings across the state.

Over the first two years of the program we are delivering 24 crossing upgrades, and have appointed Active Railway Signalling Pty Ltd (ARS) to carry out the works.

Boom gates and flashing lights have been installed at 15 road crossings on the Seymour corridor and North East line at:

  • Palmerston Street, Baddaginnie
  • Cemetery Road, Benalla
  • Carroll Road, Benalla
  • Boralma-Rutherglen Rd, Boralma
  • Racecourse Road, Chiltern
  • Angle Road, Euroa
  • Old Hume Hwy, Glenrowan
  • Nagambie - Locksley Road, Locksley
  • Oxenburys Rd, Longwood
  • Williams Rd, Monea
  • Rutherglen-Springhurst Road (Cannings Crossing), Springhurst
  • Mahers Road, Violet Town
  • Gravel Pit Road, Wangaratta
  • Gould Rd, Winton North
  • Old Barnawartha Rd, Wodonga

We are in the process of delivering upgrades to road crossings at:

  • Beveridge Lane, Beveridge
  • Bourke Rd Bowser

Seven pedestrian crossings have been upgraded – two in Broadford, two in Donnybrook, two in Horsham and one in Benalla. They have been upgraded with automatic gates that close when a train is approaching and won’t open until it is safe to cross.

Emergency exit gates with electromagnetic latches were also installed, to ensure people can get off the tracks if they get caught between the automatic gates when they close.

State Level Crossing Upgrade Program

We have been delivering for the State Level Crossing Upgrade Program since 1997 - a rolling program of rail crossing upgrades across the state.

Works at crossings include fitting automatic gates that close when a train is approaching and won’t open until it is safe to cross, and retrofitting electromagnetic latches, to ensure people can get off the tracks if they get caught between the automatic gates when they close.

The completed crossings under the current program are at:

  • Maidstone Street, Altona 
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea
  • Bell Street, Coburg
  • Station Street, Fairfield
  • Hampton Street, Hampton
  • Parkers Road, Parkdale
  • Gaffney Street, Pascoe Vale
  • Olver Street, Preston
  • Hutton Street, Thornbury
  • Union Street, Windsor

Planning is underway for the crossing at Denman Avenue, Edithvale.

Please note: some sites have more than one crossing.