Cranbourne Line Upgrade to ramp up next year
02 Sep 2019
Work to duplicate track and remove another level crossing along the Cranbourne line will start next year as part of a major upgrade to enable services every 10 minutes.
More than $1 billion is being invested as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which includes duplicating eight kilometres of track between Dandenong and Cranbourne to remove the single-track bottlenecks that stop trains being able to pass one another.
This will mean building additional rail bridges at Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek, and rebuilding Merinda Park Station to provide two new platforms and better facilities for the 1100 passengers who use it each weekday.
Another important piece to this puzzle is the removal of the remaining level crossings between Dandenong and Cranbourne: Webster Street in Dandenong; Greens Road in Dandenong South; Evans Road in Lyndhurst; and Camms Road in Cranbourne.
With work already underway to build a new road bridge at Evans Road, the Greens Road level crossing in Dandenong South will be the next to go.
Located in a commercial and industrial area, the Greens Road level crossing will be removed by building a new rail bridge over the road, with detailed investigations confirming this as the most suitable design.
Work will start in 2020 and the crossing will be gone by the end of 2022. Further technical investigations and community consultation will be undertaken for level crossings at Webster Street in Dandenong and Camms Road in Cranbourne.
The duplication works will be completed by 2023 and all level crossings along the line removed by 2025.
We’ll be heading out to the community for feedback on these planned upgrades. Check out our Your Level Crossings engagement hub for more information and to join the conversation.