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Major construction is well underway for a vital upgrade, which will allow for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne line.

We’re fully duplicating the line by building eight kilometres of new track next to the existing one, and duplicating two rail bridges at Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek.

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

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, June and early August works

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, June works

Works notice – Cranbourne Line Upgrade, Western Port Highway to Evans Road, June works

Works notice – Cranbourne Line Upgrade, Thompsons Road to Cranbourne Station, June works

Works notice – Cranbourne Line Upgrade, June works

Current disruptions

18 Jan 2021 1610888400 1630159140 to 28 Aug 2021

Merinda Park Station – car park changes

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

Up to 40 car park spaces at Merinda Park Station will be closed until Saturday 28 August.

04 Jun 2021 1622728800 1623247140 to 09 Jun 2021

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

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.

07 Jun 2021 1622988000 1623333540 to 10 Jun 2021

Westall Station – car park closure

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

20 car parking spaces will be unavailable at Westall Station from Monday 7 June to Thursday 10 June for replacement bus services.

11 Jun 2021 1623402000 1623441600 to 12 Jun 2021

Abbotts Road, Dandenong South – overnight road closures

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CRANBOURNE LINE

Abbotts Road, Dandenong South is closed between Frankston-Dandenong Road and South Gippsland Highway from 7pm Friday 11 June to 6am Saturday 12 June.

24 Jun 2021 1624478400 1628280000 to 07 Aug 2021

Endeavour Drive, Cranbourne North – road closure

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CRANBOURNE LINE

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.

News

Why did the bridge cross the creek?

Why did the bridge cross the creek?

03 May 2021
Major works begin in Dandenong to untangle old tracks

Major works begin in Dandenong to untangle old tracks

24 Mar 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, June and early August works

07 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.

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, June works

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.

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Cranbourne Line Duplication

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