Works ramping up on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade
24 Aug 2020
With 11 level crossings already removed on the Cranbourne line, major work is now underway to duplicate eight kilometres of track and remove the last remaining level crossings between Cranbourne and Dandenong.
To allow crews to complete critical work on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, a one-week rail closure will take place in September. Buses will replace trains between Cranbourne and Dandenong Stations from 8.30pm Tuesday 8 September to last service Sunday 13 September.
Crews will relocate the Greens Road boom gates to make room for construction of a new rail bridge.
Along the line at Eumemmering Creek, works will include piling and earthworks to prepare for the construction of a duplicate rail bridge.
Further along the line, crews will be undertaking works to install critical power and signalling equipment at Lyndhurst, Cranbourne and around Merinda Park Station, which is being completely rebuilt to accommodate the new, duplicated track.
When complete, the Cranbourne Line Upgrade will boost train services to one of Melbourne’s fastest growing areas, making train travel easier and more reliable. Together with the Metro Tunnel, these works are part of a long-term plan to run more trains, more often on Melbourne’s busiest line.
Across Melbourne, 75 level crossings are being removed by 2025, with 38 already gone for good – and the Cranbourne line will be the first to be level crossing-free. The duplication of the Cranbourne line is due for completion by 2023.
For more information about infrastructure works this Spring, visit Victoria’s Big Build.