Locals love Reservoir level crossing removal

Vic Department of Transport

High Street, Reservoir

was one of Melbourne’s most notorious level crossings, with around 36,000 vehicles travelling through the notorious Reservoir level crossing each day.

At the intersection where High Street, Cheddar Road and Spring Street intersect, 6 boom gates could be down for 24 minutes during the 2-hour morning peak. In the past 10 years before the level crossing was removed, there were 3 recorded collisions, one fatality, and 26 near miss incidents.

The Reservoir level crossing was removed in December 2019 with a rail bridge over High Street and the construction of a brand-new Reservoir Station.

Since the ringing bells and flashing lights of the boom gates have gone, both the east and western sides of the suburb are better connected, with a new public plaza underneath the station and improved paths for pedestrians and cyclists between Edwardes Street and Broadway.

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