There are 24 level crossings within the ETC municipalities. Fourteen of these locations are being removed by the State Government over the coming years. The remaining 10 sites still represent conﬂicting points between trains and road traffic, including cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. With average crossing closing times well in excess of one minute, these conﬂicts represent a constraint to road capacity and exacerbate traffic congestion in the region, with signiﬁcant wider impacts to the on-road public transport network.
Additional to the ten level crossings within the ETC region there is one other level crossing left to be listed for removal by the State Government on the Ringwood line, at Surrey Hills. Although Surrey Hills is outside the ETC region it still affects the ﬂow-on traffic, and to make the Ringwood line fully functional it will be of utmost importance that this level crossing is removed as well.