Boom gates gone at Greens Road, Dandenong South
24 Jan 2022
We have removed the boom gates at Greens Road, Dandenong South, bringing us closer to making the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines level crossing free – improving safety and reducing congestion.
The congested Greens Road level crossing is in a busy industrial area, and its removal untangles this bottleneck and frees up traffic.
Major construction to build two new 600m rail bridges over the road is nearing completion, with structural works already done, along with the signalling and power system upgrades inside the rail corridor.
Once around the clock works are complete in early February, trains will run on the new rail bridge over Greens Road.
These 24/7 works are part of the massive $1 billion Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which includes building 8km of duplicated track between Cranbourne and Dandenong and a new Merinda Park Station.
A second track between Cranbourne and Dandenong will open close to a year ahead of schedule, enabling trains to run every 10 minutes on average in the morning peak.
A timetable change – which will come into effect shortly after the second track opens – will see more trains run during both AM and PM peak periods from Cranbourne, Lynbrook and Merinda Park stations.
The timetable update will see trains that previously terminated at Dandenong extended to Cranbourne. Once trains are running on dedicated tracks, Cranbourne line commuters will immediately experience far fewer cancellations and delays.