Level Crossing Removal Project – North Western Project Alliance – Buckley Street - ISCouncil

Level Crossing Removal Project – North Western Project Alliance – Buckley Street

Project Details

  • Rating Type: As Built
  • Location: VIC
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This project by Level Crossing Removal Authority has achieved a 'Leading' As Built v1.2 IS Rating.


The Buckley Street Level Crossing Removal is part of the wider Level Crossing Removal Program (LXRP) of works. The level crossing was removed in 2018 by construction of a road underpass beneath the railway line, as well as upgrading the Essendon Station underpasses and precinct improvements. The project was delivered by the North Western Program Alliance, which is made up of LXRP, John Holland, KBR and Metro Trains Melbourne.

Buckley Street is one of the key arterial roads in Melbourne’s inner north west, connecting Keilor and Avondale Heights in the west with Mt Alexander Road in the east. Before the level crossing was removed, the boom gates were down for about 78 minutes during the morning peak, impacting the 11,000 vehicles that used the road each day. The core benefits of removing the level crossing are improving safety, reducing congestion, improving travel time reliability, and increasing the capacity to run more trains on the network.


Rating Highlights

Project sustainability highlights include:

  • undertaking a robust climate change risk assessment, resulting in the incorporation of a number of relevant adaptation measures into the design
  • implementation of a comprehensive urban design, highlighted by the high quality interpretation of the heritage station precinct
  • reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across the project’s construction and operation, through widespread application of efficient LED lighting
  • diversion from landfill of 100% spoil, 97% construction waste, and 65% office waste by volume.


To find out more information about this project, visit https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/buckley-street-essendon

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