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

Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Main Street, McGregor Road and Racecourse Road in Pakenham will be three of 17 crossings removed along the Pakenham line.

The level crossing removals have been fast-tracked, with these three sets of boom gates gone in 2023/2024.

The three Pakenham level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, creating new community spaces for locals to enjoy.

A new Pakenham premium station will provide better connections between metropolitan and regional train services along with upgraded facilities and improved security.

A second station will be built at Pakenham East and the metropolitan rail track will be extended by two kilometres.

Early works to remove the three level crossings in Pakenham will begin in 2021.

The boom gates in Pakenham can be down for up to 30 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 23 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Pakenham line, meaning more boom gate downtime.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 85 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

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Current works notices

Works notice – Pakenham, site investigation works


New dates for Pakenham community information sessions

New dates for Pakenham community information sessions

10 Jun 2021
Have your say on the Pakenham level crossing removals

Have your say on the Pakenham level crossing removals

24 May 2021

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Works notice – Pakenham, site investigation works

10 Aug 2021

From Saturday 14 August to Friday 31 December 2021 site investigation works will take place between 7am and 6pm weekdays, and 7am and 3pm Saturday, weather permitting.

Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project – project area designation

28 Jul 2021

On 8 July 2021, the Minister for Planning designated the Project Area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009 (MTPF Act).


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