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We're removing 10 more level crossings by 2025, bringing the total to 85 level crossings gone for good.

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Major construction is well underway on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which will see 8km of duplicated track between Cranbourne and Dandenong, a new Merinda Park Station and the last 3 dangerous level crossings on the line gone for good.

The second track between Cranbourne and Dandenong will be complete in early 2022, close to a year ahead of schedule.

Once complete, the second track will mean trains can run every 10 minutes on average in the morning peak for passengers travelling from Cranbourne, Lynbrook and Merinda Park stations.

In addition to the train line duplication, we’re building a brand-new Merinda Park Station in Lyndhurst that is designed to accommodate the duplicated track.

The new station will have two new platforms, more shelter and better layout and will open in early 2022, well ahead of the original 2023 completion date.

We’re also duplicating 2 rail bridges at Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek and removing the last 3 remaining level crossings between Cranbourne and the city, which will see the Cranbourne line completely level crossing free by 2025.

One level crossing removal is now complete:

One level crossing removal is now underway:

Two more level crossings will be removed by 2025:

This project will also deliver a new rail connection for the Port Rail Shuttle Network, allowing freight to be transported by train from Dandenong South through to the Port of Melbourne.

Major works have also begun to untangle the tracks at the junction where the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines merge in Dandenong.

Once complete in 2022, the new parallel tracks will increase reliability, making it easier for trains to run to the timetable.

Along with the Metro Tunnel, the Cranbourne Line Upgrade will make road and rail travel easier, faster and more reliable for Melbourne’s south east, providing better access to jobs, health and education for people in this growth area of Melbourne.

Over the summer period, buses will replace trains at various times across the network as we work to upgrade the Cranbourne line and remove level crossings.

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Current works notices

Works notice – Construction of a new freight rail connection in Dandenong South

Works notice – Major 24/7 works on the Cranbourne Line at Lynbrook Station

Works notice – Major 24/7 works on the Cranbourne Line around Dandenong Station

Works notice – Major 24/7 works on the Cranbourne Line at Camms Road

Works notice – Cranbourne line night works in the rail corridor, 13 to 14 December

Current disruptions

08 Nov 2021 1636290000 1646053140 to Feb 2022

Cranbourne Station – eastern car park closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

The eastern Cranbourne Station car park will be closed from Monday 8 November to late February 2022.

04 Jan 2022 1641214800 1642251540 to 15 Jan 2022

Greenland Place, Dandenong – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Greenland Place will be closed between Cheltenham Road and Dandenong Station from Tuesday 4 January until Tuesday 15 February.

04 Jan 2022 1641236400 1644915600 to 15 Feb 2022

Dandenong Station – car park closures

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

Dandenong Station will have car park closures in January and February 2022.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1644238740 to 07 Feb 2022

Camms Road, Cranbourne – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Camms Road is closed between Murray Court and Sharpe Street from Tuesday 11 January to Monday 7 February.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1642856340 to 22 Jan 2022

Greens Road, Dandenong South – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Greens Road is closed to traffic between Kitchen Road and South Gippsland Highway for works at the level crossing from 7pm to 7am each night on Tuesday 11 January, Thursday 13 January, Friday 14 January, Saturday 15 January and Saturday 22 January.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1643288340 to 27 Jan 2022

Foster Street, Dandenong – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Foster Street, Dandenong will be closed between Pickett and Rudduck Streets from Tuesday 11 January until Thursday 27 January.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1644497940 to 10 Feb 2022

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations from 8.30pm Tuesday 11 January to last service Thursday 3 February, from Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from first service Friday 4 February to last service Sunday 6 February, and from Caufield and Westall stations from 8.30pm Monday 7 February to last service Thursday 10 February.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1643633940 to Jan 2022

Railway Parade, Dandenong – bicycle lane and on-street car parking closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

The bicycle lane and approximately 50 on-street parking spaces will be closed on Railway Parade between Pickett Street and Bennett Street from Tuesday 11 January to late January.

17 Jan 2022 1642338360 1642748400 to 21 Jan 2022

Endeavour Drive, Cranbourne North – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Endeavour Drive, Cranbourne North closed between Kennedy Court and Gillespie Court from Monday 17 January to Friday 21 January 2022.

17 Jan 2022 1642359600 1642748400 to 21 Jan 2022

Merinda Park Station – pedestrian access changes

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CRANBOURNE LINE

The Merinda Park Station pedestrian underpass will be closed intermittently between 6am Monday 17 January to 6pm Friday 21 January 2022.

News

More trains more often for the Cranbourne Line

More trains more often for the Cranbourne Line

20 Dec 2021
Second Cranbourne track a year ahead

Second Cranbourne track a year ahead

04 Nov 2021

Featured video

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Publications

Works notice – Construction of a new freight rail connection in Dandenong South

15 Dec 2021

Works are underway to build a new rail connection to support Victoria’s growing freight industry.

Works notice – Major 24/7 works on the Cranbourne Line at Lynbrook Station

14 Dec 2021

Major works to complete the duplication of the Cranbourne Line will take place in January and February 2022.

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Cranbourne Line Duplication

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