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, with boom gates down for up to 82 minutes during the morning peak.
The Clayton 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.
For the most recent design information on the elevated structure visit Project Design.
Before and after images of the design
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.
Complete aerial view maps
Station precinct changes
Work has started to remove the Clayton Road level crossing and rebuild 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.
Oakleigh Station closures
Train replacement bus interchange operations at Haughton Road at Oakleigh Station will require a road closure and suspension of on-street parking between Johnson Street and Mill Road from 11:30am Sunday 21 January to 5:00am Monday 23 January.
Car park closures
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.
Clayton Station Haughton Road car park (eastern end) will reopen from Thursday 26 January 2017.
Station car park users are encouraged to plan their travel and consider alternative transport to nearby stations and offset car park locations.
Pedestrian access changes
There will be a full closure of the pedestrian crossing on the western side of Clayton Road in place from 9:00pm Friday 6 January to 4:00am Monday 13 February 2017.
In addition there will be a minor diversion of the pedestrian crossing on the eastern side of Clayton Road from 10:00pm Friday 10 February to 4:00am Monday 6 March 2017. There will be signage in place along with traffic management measures during peak periods.
The shared use path from the eastern end of Oakleigh Station car park to Huntingdale Station is now closed until late January-early February.
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 footpath on the north side of Haughton Road 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.
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.
Clayton Station Heritage Permit Application
The Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong team recognises the significance of Clayton Station's heritage listing.
Clayton Station is unique because it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register and is subject to a Local Council Heritage Overlay.
The Heritage Victoria application for Clayton Station (permit application number P24958) was available for public viewing and comment from 22 June to 6 July 2016. This public exhibition is now closed.
For further information, please contact the Level Crossing Removal Project Caulfield to Dandenong community team via:
Call: 1800 762 667 (business hours Monday to Friday and during out of hours works).