The Gap Road level crossing is located in the heart of Sunbury and is a major source of congestion in the busy town centre.
The boom gates at Gap Road can be down for up to 26 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 24 trains run through the crossing. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Sunbury line, meaning more boom gate downtime in future.
The Gap Road level crossing will be removed with a road under rail design – this will improve safety and ease congestion in the heart of Sunbury, especially when more trains run on the line in future.
We are also creating a new shared path as part of the design that will be separate from the road, safely connecting pedestrians and cyclists to both sides of Sunbury.