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Caulfield to Dandenong Area 1 - Community Update - March 2018

29 Mar 2018

Major works are underway to remove dangerous level crossings at Grange, Koornang, Murrumbeena and Poath roads and build brand new stations in Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale this year.

 CTD Area 1 Community update photo

Views of the new elevated structure from the straddle carrier at Carnegie.

February was a busy month for our construction team

We have completed the elevated structure, all the way between Caulfield and Murrumbeena Station. The first sections of the canopy of Murrumbeena Station are also now in place. The canopy is installed in 4.5 metre segments which are assembled at a facility in Clayton before being trucked to site.

March promises to be just as busy, as we begin installation of the canopy at Carnegie Station. Works will also continue the ground level buildings at both of these stations.

Meanwhile, the construction team will be celebrating as the final span is installed over Poath Road, Hughesdale. As the last span to be placed over a road for the project, this is a significant milestone, and brings us closer to removing all level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by the end of this year.

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Project timeline


October 2016

Foundation works to strengthen the ground commenced

January 2017

First pier installed between Carnegie and Hughesdale. Gantry crane arrives

February 2017

Assembly of two gantry cranes

May 2017

First horizontal span installed by the gantry cranes

June 2017

Platform works commenced

July 2017

  • Straddle carrier arrives to site and is assembled
  • Assembly of two 94-metre support beams

August 2017

Straddle carrier commenced operation

September 2017

Horizontal spans installed across Murrumbeena Road

October 2017

Hughesdale Station demolished

November – December 2017

  • 100 horizontal spans installed, including across Koornang Road
  • Carnegie platform works commenced.

Early – mid 2018

  • All foundation works to strengthen the ground complete
  • All piers installed
  • Horizontal spans installed across Grange and Poath Roads
  • Hughesdale Station platform works commence
  • Commence laying elevated track. Rail signal installation.

Mid – late 2018

  • Track and signalling complete
  • Open space landscaping complete
  • New stations open at Carnegie, Murrumbeena and Hughesdale
  • Bicycle and pedestrian path complete
  • Grange, Koornang, Murrumbeena and Poath Road level crossings removed.

Walking tours – back by popular demand

We were thrilled with the overwhelming interest in our Caulfield to Dandenong walking tours in January and February. We want to make sure that everyone who is interested in these tours doesn’t miss out, so we’ve started an online register where you can express your interest in advance.

How do I register for future tours?

Email your name, phone number and which areasof the project you would be interested in seeing to

Once enough people have registered interest, we will be in contact with the details of the next tour.

Upcoming disruptions

We’re working hard to minimise disruptions for residents, commuters, local businesses and shoppers wherever possible. However, there will be some disruptions including the following:


  • Buses will replace trains between Caulfield and Westall from 8:00pm until the last service each night from Monday 26 March to Thursday 29 March 2018.
  • Buses will replace trains between Caulfield and Westall from the first service Tuesday 3 April until the last service on Sunday 15 April 2018.

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Contact Us or  sign up for project updates

1800 105 105

Level Crossing Removal Authority: GPO Box 4509, Melbourne VIC 3001

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