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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, late April works

Works notice – Cranbourne Station, April works

Works notice – Western Port Highway bridge, April works

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, April works

Current disruptions

18 Jan 2021 1610888400 1625061540 to 30 Jun 2021

Merinda Park Station – car park changes

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

Up to 30 car park spaces at Merinda Park Station will be closed until Wednesday 30 June and the existing ‘Drop off and Pick up’ location continues to be in its relocated area.

01 Feb 2021 1612098000 1621087140 to 15 May 2021

Thompsons Road, Lyndhurst – pedestrian path closure

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

A section of the Thompsons Road pedestrian path and under the Thompsons Road bridge on the eastern side will be closed from Monday 1 February to Saturday 15 May.

18 Mar 2021 1615986000 1615986000

Merinda Park Station – new platform and station entrance access changes

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

A brand-new platform and station buildings will open at Merinda Park Station on Thursday 18 March.

22 Mar 2021 1616331600 1622469540 to 31 May 2021

Cranbourne Station – car park closures

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CRANBOURNE-PAKENHAM

Up to 27 car parks in the George Street car park at Cranbourne Station are closed from Monday 22 March to Monday 31 May.

News

Major works begin in Dandenong to untangle old tracks

Major works begin in Dandenong to untangle old tracks

24 Mar 2021
First step for second track as Cranbourne works gather pace

First step for second track as Cranbourne works gather pace

22 Mar 2021

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Publications

Works notice – Merinda Park Station, late April works

09 Apr 2021

This works notification provides an overview of construction activities and other impacts around Merinda Park Station until Friday 30 April 2021.

Works notice – Cranbourne Station, April works

30 Mar 2021

This works notification provides an overview of the construction activities and other impacts you may notice throughout April 2021.

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Cranbourne Line Duplication

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