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, 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.
Before and after images of the design
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.
Complete aerial view maps
Car park closure
Hughesdale Station car park on the northern side of Poath Road opposite Willesden Road will permanently close from 7:00pm 14 December until mid-2018.
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.
Pedestrian access changes
From 12:00 midnight on Friday 16 December to 5:00am Monday 19 December there will be a temporary footpath detour at Richardson Street pedestrian crossing. Detour in place via the Poath Road level crossing or Warrigal Road footbridge. Please follow detour signs in place on Richardson Street.
Oakleigh Station closures
Train replacement bus interchange operations at Haughton Road at Oakleigh Station will require a road closure and suspension of on-street parking between Johnson Street and Mill Road from 11:00pm 16 December to 5:00am 19 December.
Station car park users are encouraged to plan their travel and consider alternative transport to nearby stations and offset car park locations.
The shared use path from the eastern end of Oakleigh Station Portman Street car park to Colin Road in Clayton will remain closed until late December 2016.
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.
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.
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.