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.

Overview

The Koornang 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.

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.

Before and after images of the design

Aerial map

The maps below show an aerial view of the design. 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

Carnegie station

Work has started to remove the Koornang Road level crossing and rebuild Carnegie Station which will be completed by mid-2018. This has involved the following changes to the station precinct which came into effect from Monday 26 September 2016:

  • Customer service office near Platform 1 accessed via Morton Avenue*.
  • Toilets (including accessible toilet) have been relocated next to the Platform 1 entrance*.
  • Disability Permit parking and bike racks have been relocated next to the Platform 1 entrance.

* These facilities are open Monday to Friday, from 6:30am to 9:30am.

CCTV will continue to operate and Protective Services Officers 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 information line on 1800 762 667 to discuss specific requirements.

Car park closure

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.

Disability Permit parking will be retained and relocated near the station entrance.

To ensure there is no loss of car 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

The pedestrian rail crossing is closed between Carnegie Station car park and Woorayl Street near Chestnut Street. A pedestrian detour is in place via Koornang Road.

The footpath from Carnegie Station to Hewitts Road is now closed. A pedestrian detour is in place via Morton Avenue, Shepparson Avenue, Jersey Parade and Tranmere Avenue.

From 11:00pm Friday 16 December until mid-2018 there will be a temporary footpath detour at Cosy Gum Road pedestrian crossing. Please follow diversion signs in place via the Grange Road or Koornang Road level crossing.

From 10:00pm on Friday 16 December to 5:00am Monday 19 December the pedestrian crossing on the western side of Koornang Road level crossing will be closed and  a  temporary footpath detour will be in place via  the crossing underpass. Please follow detour signs in place on Koornang Road.

Traffic management measures will be in place during peak periods for community safety.

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: caulfieldtodandenong@levelcrossings.com.au
Call: 1800 762 667 (business hours – Monday to Friday and during out of hours works)
Murrumbeena Info Hub: 444 Neerim Road, Murrumbeena. Open Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Thursday from 9:00am to noon and 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Community

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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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