Passenger Rail, Major Projects & Infrastructure, Safety

Cool design for Croydon Station

The heart of Croydon in Melbourne will be transformed into a transport hub, with early concept designs now revealed for the Coolstore Road level crossing removal, which will involve building a 687-metre long rail bridge, with trains to travel over the road.

A brand-new Croydon Station will also be built, with two entrances, improved safety and access, and better facilities for passengers.

This design offers the best opportunity to connect the suburb’s busy shopping precinct, currently divided by the rail line, and improve safety and congestion in Croydon’s town centre.

New road connections will also be built to make it easier to travel in both directions north and south of the rail line. This includes removing the congested roundabout at Coolstore Road.

A new bus interchange will be built south of the rail line, providing easier and safer connections to the station for passengers.

A total of 12 level crossings are being removed on the Lilydale and Belgrave line, with six already gone for good and construction underway to remove level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert.

Planning has also progressed to remove the Dublin Road, Ringwood East and Bedford Road, Ringwood level crossings, which will make Ringwood level-crossing free in 2025.

Locals can now have their say on the early concept designs of the Coolstore Road, Croydon level crossing removal and the new Croydon Station by visiting the Engage Victoria website by Sunday,  September 4.