Level Crossing Removal

Project Description

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) was established by the Victorian Government to oversee one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the state’s history.

Central to the project is the elimination of 85 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025, in addition to other rail network upgrades such as new train stations, track duplication and train stabling yards.

Some of the core benefits that come from removing a level crossing are:

  • improving safety, by removing the danger of trains sharing a crossing with vehicles and other users
  • reducing congestion, by eliminating frustrating delays caused by boom gates and allowing more vehicles to pass through
  • improving travel time reliability, by removing uncertainty around when boom gate closures will occur and how long they will be down for
  • increasing capacity to run more trains on the network, without boom gates delaying vehicles and other users.

RCS Australia have been involved in design, testing and commissioning works for the Southern Program Alliance (SPA) and Western Program Alliance (WPA)

Works for SPA

  • Together with UGL, RCS Australia have provided, testing and commissioning services for SPA Hurstbridge Line Upgrade Inner Area Works, modifying and upgrading the existing Clifton Hill and Victoria Park SSI installations.
  • Alongside UGL and as part of the Union & Mont Albert Road Level Crossing Removal (UMA), RCS Australia will provide SSI capabilities to modify the existing SSI interface at at Camberwell station.

Works for WPA

  • RCS Australia have delivered testing and commissioning support for Ferguson St level crossing removal.
  • RCS Australia has delivered design, testing and commissioning support for Old Geelong Road level crossing removal project.

RCS Australia is delivering design, testing and commissioning support for Cherry Street level crossing removal project


Project Name

Level Crossing Removal


Victorian Government

  • Victoria

  • 2016 – Ongoing