John Holland will remove five dangerous level crossings in Melbourne’s north and deliver three new stations as part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal program.
The Glenroy and Preston level crossing removal projects will create more than 1,500 jobs and are being delivered by the North Western Program Alliance – made up of John Holland, Kellogg Brown and Root and Metro Trains Melbourne.
- The Glenroy Road project involves the removal of one of Melbourne’s most congested road crossings, which disrupts more than 40 per cent of the two-hour morning peak. A new, revitalised Glenroy Station will also be delivered as part of this project, improving access, safety and passenger movement.
- The Preston project involves the removal of four level crossings at Oakover Road, Bell Street, Cramer Street and Murray Road, and build new stations at Bell and Preston. This project will create more than 1,000 local jobs and make Bell Street- one of Melbourne’s busiest arterial roads - level crossing free.
John Holland CEO Joe Barr congratulated the North West Program Alliance, who have already successfully delivered eight level crossing removals and four new stations for the Victorian Government.
“Work is underway on these important projects, that will improve connectivity across Melbourne and reduce congestion. This is a huge vote of confidence in the work of our team, and their expertise in safely and reliably delivering projects that improve the way we move around major cities,” Mr Barr said.
“We are proud to be part of the level crossing removal program – an investment in safer roads, less delays and job creation.”
Alliance General Manager, Rob Cranston said the award of the Glenroy and Preston projects is a welcome start to the new year.
“With Glenroy a rail under project and Preston a rail over project, the Alliance is going from strength to strength in how we deliver these projects through innovative solutions to complex challenges,” said Rob
“We look forward to continuing our association with the Level Crossing Removal Project in removing some of Melbourne’s most dangerous and congested level crossings.”
The North Western Program Alliance recently removed four level crossings and built two new stations as part of the Bell to Moreland project.