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 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.
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
Carnegie Station will temporarily close from 1:00am Monday 23 January until 4:00am Monday 13 March 2017 so we can begin construction of the elevated rail and rebuild the station.
Initially the plan was to close the station for eight weeks from 16 January to safely undertake these works. A review of the construction program has enabled the closure period to be reduced to seven weeks.
Train replacement bus services will operate during the station closure. Customers for Carnegie Station are encouraged to change at Caulfield and Murrumbeena stations to board the train replacement bus to Carnegie Station.
Customers should allow up to 15 minutes' extra travel time.
Nearby businesses will remain open and we encourage you to continue to shop local and support local traders.
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 western side of Koornang Road pedestrian level crossing will temporarily close from 7:00am Wednesday 1 March until 7:00pm Saturday 1 April 2017. Customers are advised to detour via the underpass on the eastern side of Koornang Road.
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.
A footpath detour is in place at Cosy Gum Road pedestrian crossing until mid-2018. Please follow diversion signs in place via the Grange Road or the Koornang Road level crossing.
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.
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.
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.