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Level crossing removed

The level crossing at Evans Road, Lyndhurst is being removed with a road bridge design.

Evans Road is the first of four remaining crossings on the Cranbourne line to go as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade Project. The vital upgrades will make the Cranbourne line free of level crossings, fully duplicated between Cranbourne and Dandenong, and deliver a brand-new Merinda Park Station.

Evans Road has been closed at the level crossing since 2005 for community safety. Removing the level crossing will provide significant benefits to the community, including restoring local connections and access to important services, such as shops and schools.

When Evans Road reopens later this year, it will reconnect communities, making it up to four times faster to travel over the rail line to the South Gippsland Highway.

These upgrades, along with the Metro Tunnel Project, will pave the way for more trains more often, a more reliable train network and 45 per cent more peak capacity on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Current disruptions

31 Jul 2020 1596117600 1596376740 to 02 Aug 2020

Cranbourne line – buses replace trains


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Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from 8.30pm Friday 31 July until last train Sunday 2 August.


Road bridge taking shape at Evans Road

Road bridge taking shape at Evans Road

02 Jun 2020
Boom gates go at Evans Road, Lyndhurst

Boom gates go at Evans Road, Lyndhurst

02 Dec 2019

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Cranbourne Line Upgrade area update – June 2020

01 Jul 2020

Major construction is now ready to begin for parts of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade works through Dandenong South.

Cranbourne Line Duplication Project – Project Area Designation

09 Jun 2020

On 1 May 2020, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).


Evans Road, Lyndhurst

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