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

Previous design/updated design

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

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.

Car park closures

Two-hour on-street parking spaces on the south side of Neerim Road between Hobart Road and Murrumbeena Road will be unavailable at times from Monday 10 April to Sunday 30 April 2017.

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

A 150 metre section of pedestrian footpath on the south side of Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, between Hobart Road towards Murrumbeena Road, will close intermittently from Monday 10 April to Sunday 30 April 2017. Please follow detour signs via the north side of Neerim Road.

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

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.