Caulfield to Dandenong Area 2 community update - May 2018
29 May 2018
Clayton Station now taking passengers
We have completed works to remove dangerous and congested level crossings at Centre and Clayton roads. Clayton Station is now operational and works are continuing on the brand new station. Clayton Station is now operational after the autumn construction blitz which saw overhead wiring completed on the deck and abutments, and the level crossings at Clayton and Centre roads removed. We would like to thank the community for their patience, support and enthusiasm during this period.
The boom gates at Centre Road were removed on 3 April and at Clayton Road on 10 April. More than 200 people came out to watch the removal of the notorious Clayton Road boom gates, cheering when they were finally removed.
On 16 April the brand new Clayton Station became operational with the first train arriving on time at 5:56 am. The event was marked with performances from local artists and give aways. While the station is operational, there is still more work to be done. We have began construction on the ground level station buildings and have started removing ballast and old tracks from the rail corridor.
On 21 April we held the Clayton Family Fun Day, with more than 1,000 people coming out to celebrate the big changes happening in the community. We would like to thank the local traders and performers who helped make this event such a success.
What’s coming up
Now the old Clayton Station has been demolished we will start work on building and ancillary building. We will also continue to construct other ground level station buildings. Construction of the open space will also begin and we are already preparing the old rail corridor for Clayton’s new community spaces.
We will continue to remove ballast (the crushed stones beneath the railway line), and old tracks from the area. Once the old track-related materials are removed, we will begin earthworks to remove stones and top soil in the area so we can form a stable foundation for landscaping that will follow.
Clayton’s New Open Spaces
Now that the level crossings at Clayton and Centre Roads have gone and Clayton Station is now operational we will be working on Clayton’s new parkland which will be complete by the end of 2018. The open space not only includes a 17km cycling path that connects Caulfield to the East Link trail, but also outdoor features for the whole community.
Open space features
- picnic tables
- multi-use sports court
- fitness area
- table tennis tables
- skate area
- parkour area
- RSL memorial and ceremonial space
- picnic tables
- multi-use sports courts
- fitness area
- fenced off-leash dog park
Farewell to the Clayton Info Hub
Clayton Info Hub will be closing in mid-June. We have enjoyed the opportunity to talk face to face with residents and will continue to engage the community. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming community events in Clayton.
If you would like to talk to our staff, you can visit the Murrumbeena Info Hub at 444 Neerim Rd, Murrumbeena. The Info Hub is open Monday and Wednesday 9:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday from 9:00am to 12noon and 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. You can also contact us on 1800 105 105 or at email@example.com.
Centre Road, Clayton, will be closed at the level crossing from Sunday 20 May to Thursday 31 May 2018. Minor delays can be expected. Please detour via Detour via Clayton Road, Fairbank Road or Westall Road. There will also be a northbound lane closure on Clayton Road at the train line from 9:00pm Saturday 19 May to 5:30am Sunday 20 May 2018.
Buses will replace trains:
- From 8:00pm Monday 21 May until last service Wednesday 23 May between Caulfield and Westall
- From 12:30am Saturday 26 May until last service Sunday 27 May between Caulfield and Dandenong
- From 8:00pm Tuesday 29 May to 8:00pm Friday 1 June between Caulfield and Westall
- From 8:00pm Friday 1 to Saturday 2 June between Flinders Street, Westall and Moorabbin (Frankston Line)
- From Sunday 3 to last service Friday 8 June between Caulfield and Westall
- From Saturday 9 to last service Monday 11 June between Flinders Street, Westall and Moorabbin (Frankston Line)
- From Tuesday 12 to last service Sunday 17 June between Caulfield and Westall
Mid – late 2018
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