List of remaining M-Bells in Urban Melbourne

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List of remaining M-Bells in Urban Melbourne

Postby TrickyMario7654 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:28 am

I thought I would post this list in a separate thread now as I've edited the post I made in another thread more than ten times now! Anyways, this list contains all level/railroad crossings in Metro Melbourne (includes Stony Point Line) which are still known to have mechanical bells (list records only crossings which had them on January 1st, 2016). Please note that some of them may have been replaced already, so don't take this list as a 100% official thread.

I've sorted the list out by the group it's on, what line it's on, and the distance from Flinders Street station in Melbourne.

You may notice some have 'slated for removal' next to the road name. This indicates that this crossing is one of the 50 to be removed by the Andrews Government. 'Tramsquare' means that trams cross at grade with train tracks.

COLOR KEY:
Crossings in red indicates crossing has been grade separated.
Crossings in blue indicates bell has been replaced with an E-Bell.
Crossings in green indicates that I'm unsure if it's still there.

CAULFIELD GROUP

Sandringham Line
  • Union Street, Windsor (Westinghouse Hybrid & Safetran Mechanical bell, replaced August 2016)
  • Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea (Westinghouse Hybrid & Safetran Mechanical bell, replaced August 2016)
  • Hampton Street, Hampton (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced August 2016)
Sadly, the last remaining mechanical bells on the line were replaced by August 2016. :TDOWN:

Frankston Line
  • North Road, Ormond (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, grade separated June-July 2016)
  • Centre Road, Bentleigh (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, grade separated June-July 2016)
  • Eel Race Road, Carrum (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal for some reason)
  • Armstrongs Road, Seaford (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced January 2016)
  • Seaford Road, Seaford (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal, replaced January 2016)
  • Skye/Overton Road, Frankston (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)

Stony Point Line
  • Moorooduc Highway, Frankston (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Hillcrest Road, Frankston (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Robinsons Road, Langwarrin (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Frankston - Flinders Road, Baxter (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Eramosa Road West, Somerville (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Frankston - Flinders Road, Hastings (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)

Cranbourne & Pakenham Lines (Between Caulfield and Dandenong)
  • Grange Road, Carnegie (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal. A McK&H Teardrop bell was replaced with a hybrid at this crossing between July 2013-June 2014)
  • Clayton Road, Clayton (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Centre Road, Clayton (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Corrigan Road, Noble Park (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal, oddly replaced April 2017. There's also a disused teardrop bell at this crossing)
  • Chandler Road, Noble Park (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
All level crossings on this section of the line are being removed. :Awww:

Pakenham Line
  • Webster Street, Dandenong (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Progress Street, Dandenong South (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced by June 2016)
  • Hallam South Road, Hallam (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Brunt Road, Officer (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Station Street/Officer South Road, Officer (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Cardinia Road, Pakenham (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced June 2016)
  • Main Street, Pakenham (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)

Cranbourne Line
  • Greens Road, Dandenong South (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Abbotts Road, Dandenong South (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Thompsons Road, Cranbourne North (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Camms Road, Cranbourne (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)

FOOTSCRAY (NORTHERN) GROUP

Werribee and Willamstown Lines (Between Footscray and Newport)
  • Hudsons Road, Spotswood (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)

Werribee Line
  • Aviation Road, Laverton (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Cherry Street, Werribee (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)

Werribee Line (Altona Loop)
  • Kororoit Creek Road, Williamstown North (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Maidstone Street, Altona (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced March 2017)

Willamstown Line
Both crossings have E-Bells (One from General Signals, the other from Barker Technics)

Sunbury Line
  • Main Road, St Albans (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, grade separated October 2016)
Sadly, the grade separation of this notorious crossing means that the Sunbury line is 100% E-Bells. :TDOWN:

Cragieburn Line
  • Buckley Street, Essendon (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)
  • Glenroy Road, Glenroy (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)

Flemington Racecourse Line
This special events & stabling line only has one crossing (Ascot Vale Road) and it has E-Bells.

Upfield Line
  • Arden Street, North Melbourne (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Macaulay Road, North Melbourne (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Poplar Road, Parkville (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Bell Street, Coburg (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal, stupidly replaced in late 2017)
  • Boundary Road, Hadfield (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Camp Road, Campbellfield (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal)

CLIFTON HILL GROUP

South Morang and Hurstbridge Lines (Between Jolimont and Clitfton Hill)
Only one crossing on this segment (Ramsden Street) and it has Baker Technics E-Bells.

South Morang Line
  • Oakover Road, Preston (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, has B&W gate too!)
  • Murray Road, Preston (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • High Street, Reservoir (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal, oddly replaced between April & July 2017)
  • Keon Parade, Reservoir (Westinghouse Hybrid x4, the middle two don't sound)

Hurstbridge Line
  • Marshall Street, Ivanhoe (Westinghouse Hybrid & McK&H Teardrop bell, sadly replaced in February 2017)
  • Allendale Road, Eltham (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Main Hurstbridge Road, Diamond Creek (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)

BURNLEY GROUP

Belgrave and Lilydale Lines (Between Camberwell and Ringwood)
100% E-Bells. All of which are from General Signals, with the exception of Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert (which has Barker Technics E-Bells), Blackburn Road, Blackburn was the last crossing with mechanical bells (Westinghouse Hybrid & McK&H Teardrop bell), which were replaced with E-Bells in mid-2014. (Even then, the crossing was later removed by Daniel Andrews). Additionally, Rooks Road, Mitchan (Westinghouse Hybrid x2) and Mitcham Road, Mictham (Westinghouse Hybrid & Safetran Mechanical Bell) were removed earlier that year.

Belgrave Line
  • Bedford Road, Ringwood (Westinghouse Hybrid x2)
  • Mountain Highway, Bayswater (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, grade separated November-December 2016)
  • Hilltop Road, Upper Ferntree Gully (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, replaced late 2017)

Lilydale Line
100% E-Bells. :TDOWN:

Glen Waverley Line
  • Glenferrie Road, Kooyong (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, tramsquare)
  • Toorak Road, Kooyong (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal. Hybrid's sound horrible at this crossing.)
  • Burke Road, Glen Iris (Westinghouse Hybrid x3, tramsquare, grade separated January 2016)

Alamein Line
Both crossings have E-Bells. Prospect Hill Road uses General Signals' ones, while Riversdale Road uses Barker Technics E-Bells. The latter is also a tramsquare.



Total amount of crossings with M-Bells: 44
Total Unconfirmed: 0
Total at the start of 2016: 62
Total Grade Separated (2016): 5
Total Replaced (2016): 7
Total at the start of 2017: 50
Total Grade Separated (2017): None
Total Replaced (2017): 6
Last edited by TrickyMario7654 on Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:39 pm, edited 20 times in total.
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Re: List of remaining M-Bells in Urban Melbourne

Postby StuartHunt101 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:37 am

I've recently been to Camms Rd in Cranbourne, and yes I can confirm that this crossing still has Westinghouse Hybrid's!
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Re: List of remaining M-Bells in Urban Melbourne

Postby TrickyMario7654 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:38 am

StuartHunt101 wrote:I've recently been to Camms Rd in Cranbourne, and yes I can confirm that this crossing still has Westinghouse Hybrid's!

Thanks for that! :TUP2:
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Re: List of remaining M-Bells in Urban Melbourne

Postby NathanFromEngland » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:44 pm

Corrigan Road, Noble Park (Westinghouse Hybrid x2, slated for removal, oddly replaced April 2017. There's also a disused teardrop bell at this crossing)


Great way for Metro to waste money replacing Westinghouse Hybrids with General Signals Type 3 E-Bells while they are in the middle of a grade seperation. I can also think the disused teardrop bell is obviously McKenzie & Holland. :Tongue2:
Network Rail, why haven't you got any level crossing installation signs installed for Merseyside yet?
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