In April 2016, an Alliance including Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne was formally awarded the contract to remove the nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, including Murrumbeena Road.

Construction will begin mid-2016, and all nine level crossings will be removed by the end of 2018.

Overview

The Murrumbeena Road level crossing removal is part of the Caulfield to Dandenong project, which involves removing nine level crossings, rebuilding five stations, creating new open spaces and parks as well as power and signalling upgrades.

An innovative new elevated rail design has been proposed by the Alliance (Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne) after a competitive tender process. The proposed design includes a series of three modern, elevated sections of track which will free up traffic and remove the barrier between communities. 

The proposed design will transform the rail corridor into over six kilometers of linear park – creating the equivalent of 11 MCGs of new open space, community facilities, parks, playgrounds and car parking.

This means:

  • No more level crossings
  • New stations
  • New parks and facilities
  • Less noise and disruption
  • More car parking
  • Thousands of jobs.

See our frequently asked questions for more information.

Proposed designs

Removing Murrumbeena Road level crossing creates:

  • a new, safe and upgraded station. The Murrumbeena Station precinct will include an intermodal transport hub, with connections to buses and taxis as well as a 'kiss-and-ride' area.
  • a village plaza underneath the elevated rail designed to link the station with the surrounding shopping precinct
  • a new two-way road from Neerim Road to Railway Parade
  • continuous shared bicycle and pedestrian path along the rail corridor.
  • new open space for the local community.

Before and after images of the proposed designs

Aerial map

The maps below show an aerial view of the proposed 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.

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Construction impacts

Local traffic disruptions and lane closures

There will be lane closures from 11pm Friday 27 May to 5am Monday 30 May in both directions at Murrumbeena Road level crossing and short-term local street traffic controls.

There will also be closure of on-street car spaces at Merric Lane and the part closure of the Neerim Road/Murrumbeena Road corner car spaces in Murrumbeena.

For further information, please contact the Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong community team via:

Email: caulfieldtodandenong@levelcrossings.com.au

Call: 1800 762 667 (business hours Monday to Friday and during out of hours works).