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Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project Overview

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Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project Overview

[Title: Level Crossing Removal Project]

[Vision: Map showing where nine level crossings will be removed between Caulfield to Dandenong]

The Victorian Government is removing nine dangerous and congested level crossings and rebuilding five stations along Melbourne's busiest train line, the Cranbourne-Packenham line.

[Vision: Overhead view of traffic held by level crossing]

Boom gates can be down for up to 87 minutes during the two hour morning peak, crippling the road network, dividing communities and putting safety at risk. Getting rid of these relics of the past will improve safety and reduce congestion.

[Vision: Map showing where elevated rail will appear - Artist's impression of overhead rail line and park]

By separating the road and rail network through three sections of elevated rail, this innovative and modern design will remove the barrier between communities, and create 225,000 square metres of linear park, equivalent to over 11 MCGs.

[Vision: Artist's impression of overhead rail line and pedestrians and cyclist using open space]

With new community spaces and parklands and new car parking, the existing rail corridor will be opened up to the community and transformed into a vibrant public space.

[Vision: Map showing 12 kilometres of bicycle paths]

A new pedestrian and bicycle network will connect 12 kilometres of continual paths and include up to seven new community activity spaces.

[Vision: Plan showing how trains continue to run during construction]

The innovative design significantly reduces the impact of construction. The new rail line can be constructed while trains are still running, greatly minimising the impact on both road and rail users.

[Vision: Artist's impression of Murrumbeena Station showing interchange]

The new Murrumbeena Station will be integrated with the existing village precinct, with improved interchanges between transport modes and bicycle facilities to promoted active communities.

[Vision: Artist's impression of pedestrians utilising under rail line pathways]

The design minimises impacts on the local environment by retaining large amounts of mature and locally significant vegetation.

[Vision: Artist's impression of Clayton Station showing potential retail parking, new community open spaces, bus interchange and station itself]

At Clayton Station the design solution creates new community open spaces, an open civic plaza and an integrated bus interchange that will improve connections to Monash Health and Monash University's Clayton Campus.

[Vision: Artist's impression of Clayton Station car parking]

The elevated rail allows for new car parking to be introduced across the whole project corridor, including over 300 car parks around Clayton Station.

[Vision: Artist's impression of Noble Park Station showing nearby facilities]

The proposed design delivers a new Noble Park Station closer to Heatherton Road, to better integrate with the Douglas Street Activity Centre.

[Vision: Artist's impression of basketball court and pathways, and Skate Park]

The design makes it easier for pedestrians to get to the Noble Park RSL, the Aquatic Centre and Ross Reserve.

{Vision: Artist's impression showing new roadway under rail]

A new road from Leonard Avenue to Ian Street will connect the northern and southern precincts.

[Vision: Artist's impression of village plaza and station forecourt]

A new village plaza and station forecourt with public seating will be large enough to accommodate community activities.

[Vision: Artist's impression of free-flowing traffic under rail reducing noise]

The design will reduce the overall noise from trains.

[Vision: Aerial view of Melbourne showing train corridor]

It will deliver a more reliable train service with a 42 per cent increase in capacity.

[Vision: Map showing location of level crossing removal sites]

The project will create 2,000 jobs and fully open in 2018.

[Vision: Artist's impression of free-flowing traffic under rail, community areas, stations]

Removing these nine level crossings, building five new stations, and opening up communities, will reduce traffic congestion, improve safety and improve the way in which we live.

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