Bayswater Level Crossings GONE!!!
On Monday 12 December Public Transport Minister, Jacinta Allan, was one of the first passengers to catch a train from the brand new Bayswater Station as it travelled UNDER Mountain Highway!
The Mountain Highway bridge is also now open to traffic as works continue on landscaping, carparking etc for several more months.
Full details of ongoing works and disruptions are available at www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.
This project is being delivered by an alliance consisting of Laing O’Rourke, Fulton Hogan and AECOM, together with the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and Metro Trains. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2017 with carparking, landscaping and station works continuing once the crossing .
The new Bayswater station and wider pedestrian footpath along Mountain Highway will help improve the way people move in and around these two busy roads and shopping strip. It will be safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.
The removal of the two level crossings and building the new station is a great opportunity to develop Bayswater, and I’d encourage the community to support local businesses during construction.