Boom! Level crossing gone at Abbotts Road
11 Sep 2018
Trains and traffic have been successfully separated on Abbotts Road in Dandenong South with a 10-day construction blitz to remove the level crossing finishing over the weekend.
Regular train services between Cranbourne and Dandenong resumed on Saturday at 9:00am to mark the end of intensive construction campaign.
The team worked hard over the past 10 days to put the finishing touches on the 410-metre rail bridge, including installation of train signalling and overhead equipment to power trains as well as linking in the new and existing track either side of the bridge.
A highlight of the construction blitz was removing the boom gates on the first full day of the blitz, with a community and trader event held to watch them be taken away for good.
There will now be no more waiting at the boom gates for the more than 20,000 vehicles that pass through this busy industrial area each day. In addition, it will improve safety for train passengers on the Cranbourne line.
Work crews will continue to put the finishing touches on the project over coming months, including road, footpath and landscaping works.
Watch the Abbotts Road boom gate removal video or check out the image gallery below.