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, 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.

View the most recent design information for the Murrumbeena Station.

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

Murrumbeena station

Work has started to remove the Murrumbeena Road level crossing and rebuild Murrumbeena 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 Railway Parade*
  • Toilets (including accessible toilet) have been relocated to the pedestrian access to Platform 1*.
  • 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.

Customer service assistance will be available from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily at the first carriage on Platform 1 from mid-November until late 2016.

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.

This will also include a closure of the car park on the corner of Murrumbeena Road and Railway Parade from 7:00pm Friday 16 December until 5:00am 19 December. Please note Disability Permit spaces will be relocated within the station precinct on 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.

The map below shows alternative train stations and parking availability, as well as bus, tram and bicycle routes within 15 minutes of Murrumbeena Station.

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.

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 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

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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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