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 Murrumbeena 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.

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.

On 3 November 2016 the finalised design for Murrumbeena Station was released. View the Murrumbeena Station Fact Sheet.

For the most recent design information on the elevated structure visit Project Design.

Before and after

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

Murrumbeena Station closure

Murrumbeena Station is closed until 4 September for installation of the elevated railway through the station and across Murrumbeena Road.

Train replacement buses will operate express between Caulfield and Murrumbeena stations.  A shuttle service will also operate between Carnegie and Hughesdale stations, stopping at Murrumbeena.

For more information on the closure, please see the disruptions page.

Car park closures

Murrumbeena Station Neerim Road and Railway Parade car parks are now closed until mid-2018 so we can remove the Murrumbeena Road level crossing, construct elevated tracks and rebuild the station. Please note Disability Permit spaces will be relocated to Railway Parade.

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 should plan their travel and consider alternative transport to nearby stations and offset car park locations.

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

Pedestrian access changes

The Murrumbeena Station pedestrian bridge has been removed. A pedestrian detour is in place via Murrumbeena Road. Traffic management will be in place during peak periods for community safety.

There will be changes to pedestrian access at the Murrumbeena Road level crossing from mid-August until early September. 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.

Road changes

There will be a southbound slow lane closure on Murrumbeena Road from 3:00am Friday 18 August to 6:00am Monday 21 August.

Between late August and mid-September, a series of nightly road closures is planned at the Murrumbeena Road level crossing from 7:00pm to 6:00am to safely begin installation of the elevated rail over Murrumbeena Road. Northbound traffic will detour via Koornang Road and Poath Road, while southbound traffic will detour via Princes Highway and Poath Road. Pedestrian crossings may be impacted during this time. Please visit the website closer to the date for more information.

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

Further information

Email: contact@levelcrossings.com.au
Call: 1800 762 667 (business hours – Monday to Friday and during out of hours works)
Murrumbeena Info Hub: 444 Neerim Rd, 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

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.