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 Poath 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.


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

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

Hughesdale Station

Pedestrian access changes

The shared use path located on the south side of Hughesdale Station, between Poath Road and Galbally Reserve, will close from Monday 15 May until mid-2018. Please follow detour signs in place via Poath Road and Arthur Street.

Poath Road pedestrian level crossing (east side) will partially close at the following times:

  • From 11:00pm Friday 18 August to 4:00am Monday 24 August 2017.
  • Intermittent closures may be required overnight and during off peak periods.

Please detour via the pedestrian crossing on the western side of Poath Road.

The shared use path from the eastern end of Oakleigh Station to Colin Road in Clayton will be temporarily closed as follows:

  • The eastern end of Oakleigh Station Portman Street car park to Huntingdale Station will be closed from 9:30am to 3:00pm daily from Monday 14 August to Friday 18 August 2017.
  • The eastern end of Huntingdale Station to Colin Road in Clayton will be closed from 7:00pm Friday 18 August to 7:00am Wednesday 23 August 2017.
  • Intermittent closures may be required during off-peak periods for deliveries.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused during these closures.

We attempt to minimise the impact by completing works in off-peak periods, however with some works the path must close for longer periods of time.

On-street parking closure

The four-hour on-street parking and the pedestrian footpath on the south side of Willesden Road near Poath Road is now closed until early 2018.

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

Road changes

Willesden Road, Hughesdale, is closed westbound for a 140 metre section from Poath Road until early 2018. Access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

Access to Poath Road from Willesden Road will be via Corr Street and Euston Road.

There will be intermittent single lane nightly closures of Poath Road, Hughesdale, in both directions from mid-August until late October 2017 between 7:00pm to 5:00am. Two-way traffic movement will be maintained throughout works.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we carryout these important works.

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

Car park closures

Hughesdale Station car park on the northern side of Poath Road opposite Willesden Road, is now closed until mid-2018 so we can remove the Poath Road level crossing, construct elevated tracks and rebuild the station.

To ensure there is no loss of parking for rail customers during construction, East Malvern Station, Holmesglen Station, Huntingdale Station car parks have been extended to provide approximately 420 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.

Further information

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.


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.