Major construction is well underway for a vital upgrade, which will allow for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line.
We’re also removing the last three remaining level crossings between Cranbourne and the city and building a brand new station at Merinda Park in Lyndhurst.
One level crossing removal is now complete:
One level crossing removal is now underway:
Two more level crossings will be removed by 2025:
Hand in hand with the Metro Tunnel, the Cranbourne Line Upgrade will make road and rail travel easier, faster and more reliable for Melbourne’s south east.
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 2023, the new parallel tracks will increase reliability, making it easier for trains to run to the timetable.
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Current works notices
Merinda Park Station – car park changes
Up to 40 car park spaces at Merinda Park Station will be closed until Saturday 28 August.
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from 8.30pm Friday 4 June through to last train on Sunday 6 June. Buses also replace trains between Westall, Pakenham and Cranbourne stations from Sunday 6 June to Wednesday 9 June, from 8.30pm to last train each night.
Westall Station – car park closure
20 car parking spaces will be unavailable at Westall Station from Monday 7 June to Thursday 10 June for replacement bus services.
Abbotts Road, Dandenong South – overnight road closures
Abbotts Road, Dandenong South is closed between Frankston-Dandenong Road and South Gippsland Highway from 7pm Friday 11 June to 6am Saturday 12 June.
Endeavour Drive, Cranbourne North – road closure
Endeavour Drive, Cranbourne North will be closed to traffic between Kennedy and Gregory Courts from 6am Thursday 24 June to 6am Saturday 7 August 2021.
Publications07 Jun 2021
This works notification provides an overview of construction activities and impacts around Merinda Park Station between Tuesday 15 June and Saturday 7 August 2021.25 May 2021
This works notification provides an overview of construction activities and impacts around Merinda Park Station between Monday 31 May and Saturday 12 June 2021.