The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is removing nine level crossings and rebuilding five stations. The Cranbourne-Pakenham train line is Melbourne's busiest and is crossed by some of our most congested roads.

The boom gates at Clayton's Centre Road level crossing are down for up to 75 minutes during the weekday peak between 7:00am and 9:00am, impacting travel times for thousands of motorists and for all road users.


The Centre Road level crossing removal is part of the Caulfield to Dandenong project, which involves removing nine level crossings, rebuilding five new stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.

Learn more about the Caulfield to Dandenong project.


A project of the size and complexity of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project involves a considerable amount of design work to arrive at the finished product. The project is split into 160 individual design packages. We prioritise these packages and progressively pass them onto the construction team when complete. Staging the design in this way is typical of a major infrastructure project and allows us to start and finish sooner. Check out our Project Design fact sheet for more information.

On 4 July 2017 we released the finalised design for Clayton Station. View the Clayton Station Design Fact Sheet.

For the most recent design information on the elevated structure visit Project Design.

Before and after images of the design

Aerial map

The maps below show an aerial view of the design. These maps were updated in January 2017 to reflect pier placement and elevated structure height. They will be progressively updated as the design develops. To ensure they are viewable on mobiles, tablets and desktops, we've split the images into sections. Please click on any of the images to open the image gallery.

Construction impacts

Station precinct changes

Work has started to remove the Centre Road level crossing and rebuild the Clayton Station. This has involved the following changes to the station precinct which came into effect from mid-October 2016:

  • Changes to the way you enter and exit Platform 2.
  • Temporary waiting room with CCTV and customer help point and safety zone on the platform*.
  • Relocation of myki machines and myki readers to the temporary station entrance.

* Protective Services Officers will continue to patrol the station daily from 6:00pm until the last service.

While accessibility will be maintained, customers with special needs are encouraged to call the Community Information Line on 1800 762 667 to discuss specific requirements.

Car park closures

Clayton Station

Clayton Station Carinish Road car park is now closed until mid-2018 to allow works to remove level crossings, construct elevated tracks and rebuild the station.

Westall Station

Train replacement bus interchange operations on Rayhur Street at Westall Station will require:

  • closure of Westall Station Rayhur Street car park from 11:00pm Sunday 28 January to 4:00am Thursday 15 February 2018
  • suspension of on-street parking on the northern side of Rayhur Street at Westall Station from 11:00pm Sunday 28 January to 4:00am Thursday 15 February 2018
  • suspension of on-street parking on the eastern side of Kombi Road at Westall Station from 11:00pm Sunday 28 January to 4:00am Thursday 15 February 2018.
  • closure of Westall Station Rayhur Street eastern car park from 11:00pm Friday 23 February to 4:00am Monday 26 February 2018

Westall Station Rayhur Street western car park will be partially closed (up to 50 spaces) from 9:00pm Friday 23 February to 4:00am Monday 26 February 2018.

Pedestrian access changes

Centre Road pedestrian level crossing (south side) is now closed until mid-2018. Please detour via the pedestrian crossing on the northern side of Centre Road. Please follow traffic controls in place.

The shared use path located on the south side of Carinish Road, between Flora Road and Madeleine Road is now closed until mid-2018. This is to enable safe access to the rail corridor for construction of the new elevated rail structure over Clayton Road. Detour signs are in place at either end of the closure directing pedestrians and cyclists to cross to the north side of Carinish Road.

The Haughton Road footpath extending from the end of the car park, between Pullyn Street and Collier Road is now closed until mid-2018. The area is fenced off and the detour is on the south side of Haughton Road.

Road changes

Centre Road, Clayton, will close at the level crossing from 10:00pm Friday 23 February to 8:00am Saturday 24 February. Please detour via Clayton Road and Westall Road.

From mid-September to mid-April 2018, Carinish Road will close intermittently to rebuild Clayton Station. Detour via Centre Road, Browns Road and Clayton Road. Local residential access will be maintained. Detour via Centre Road and Clayton Road. (From Kanooka Grove towards Clayton Road)

Further information

Call: 1800 105 105 (24 hours, 7 days)


Stay updated

Local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project and its progress via website updates, regular bulletins and letterbox drops, local newspaper advertising, onsite information boards and community information displays.

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Support services

We encourage any community members needing support in relation to the project to access our free and independent community counselling service. The service is provided by New View Psychology who has  qualified clinical and counselling psychologists available to provide support.

For confidential assistance call 1300 830 687 and quote CSLX.