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 Carnegie's Grange Road level crossing are down for up to 55 minutes during the weekday peak between 7:00am and 9:00am, impacting travel times for thousands of motorists and for all road users.

Overview

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

Learn more about the Caulfield to Dandenong project.

Check out some of the progress being made between Caulfield and Hughesdale in this drone footage.

Design

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

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

Road changes

Grange Road

Lane closures will be in place at Grange Road level crossing from 11:00pm Friday 23 February to 5:00am Monday 26 February 2018. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

Girdwood Avenue

Girdwood Avenue will be closed from 11:00pm Friday 23 February to 5:00am Monday 26 February 2018.Please follow detour signs in place via McPherson Avenue.

For your safety, please observe any signage and instructions put in place during these works.

Car park closures

Caulfield Station

There will be a temporary suspension of on-street parking on Sir John Monash Drive at Caulfield Station from 11:00pm Friday 23 February to 4:00am Monday 26 February 2018 due to train replacement bus services and platform extension works.

Carnegie Station

Carnegie Station Morton Avenue car park is now closed until mid-2018 so we can remove the Koornang Road level crossing, construct elevated tracks and rebuild the station.

Carnegie Station Morton Avenue Disability Permit car spaces have been relocated to Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie, until mid-2018.

To ensure there is no loss of parking for rail customers during construction, East Malvern Station and Holmesglen Station car parks have been extended to provide approximately 340 additional car spaces.

During construction, 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

Carnegie Station precinct

Please note the following permanent changes to footpath access around Carnegie Station until mid-2018:

  • The pedestrian rail crossing between Carnegie Station car park and Woorayl Street, near Chestnut Street is closed. Please use detour via Koornang Road.
  • The footpath from Carnegie Station to Hewitts Road has been permanently removed. Please detour via Morton Avenue, Shepparson Avenue, Jersey Parade and Tranmere Avenue.
  • A temporary footpath detour is in place at Cosy Gum Road pedestrian crossing. Please follow diversion signs in place via level crossings at Grange Road or Koornang Road.

For your safety, please observe any signage and instructions put in place during these works.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we carry out these important works.

Further information

Email: Contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au
Call: 1800 105 105 (24 hours, 7 days)

Murrumbeena Info Hub: 444 Neerim Rd, Murrumbeena.

Open hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • First and third Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Community

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.