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

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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Main Street, McGregor Road and Racecourse Road in Pakenham are 3 of 22 crossings being removed along the Pakenham line.

The level crossings have been fast-tracked for removal, with the three boom gates gone for good in 2023/2024, 12 months earlier than originally planned.

The crossings will be removed by building a rail bridge over the roads, creating new community open space for locals to enjoy for generations to come.

The 2.5km rail bridge design with a new premium Pakenham Station will improve safety, reduce road congestion and allow more trains, more often. The new Pakenham Station will provide modern facilities, more services and improved security.

We’re also extending the metropolitan rail line 2km and building a new East Pakenham Station.

The new East Pakenham Station ensures the right infrastructure and services are in place to meet the needs of this fast-growing community.

See designs of the new stations in our image gallery.

The boom gates in Pakenham can be down for up to 30 minutes in the morning peak. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Pakenham line, meaning more boom gate downtime.

Early works have started, with major construction to start in 2022. Pakenham will be level crossing free in 2023/24 and the 2 new stations and community open space will open in 2024.

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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 road closures and night works January 2022

Works notice – Barrier installation, fencing and rail corridor access works on Henty, Roger and Flower streets


Current disruptions

08 Oct 2021 1633611600 1672577940 to Jan 2023

Railway Avenue, Pakenham – DDA accessible and taxi parking changes

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There are changes to Accessible and Taxi parking on Railway Ave, Pakenham starting early October for the duration of the level crossing removal project.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1717250340 to Jun 2024

Pakenham Station – southern car park closure

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The southern car park at Pakenham Station is closed for Pakenham level crossing removal works from Tuesday 11 January 2022 to early 2024.

11 Jan 2022 1641819600 1644497940 to 10 Feb 2022

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains

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Buses replace trains between Westall, Cranbourne and Pakenham stations from 8.30pm Tuesday 11 January to last service Thursday 3 February, from Dandenong and Cranbourne stations from first service Friday 4 February to last service Sunday 6 February, and from Caufield and Westall stations from 8.30pm Monday 7 February to last service Thursday 10 February.

13 Jan 2022 1641992400 1642251540 to 15 Jan 2022

McGregor Road, Pakenham – road closure

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McGregor Road will be closed from Duncan Drive to Heritage Boulevard from Thursday 13 January until Saturday 15 January 2022.

17 Jan 2022 1642338060 1642597140 to 19 Jan 2022

Main Street, Pakenham – road closures

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Main Street, Pakenham will be closed from Station Street to south of Henty Street from 5am Monday 17 January until 2am Wednesday 19 January.

18 Jan 2022 1642424460 1642941000 to 23 Jan 2022

Route 928 – Bald Hill Road and Henry Street, Pakenham bus stop closures

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Bus Route 928 will not service stops on Bald Hill Road and Henry Street from Tuesday 18 January to Sunday 23 January.

19 Jan 2022 1642510800 1642942740 to 23 Jan 2022

Racecourse Road, Pakenham – road closure

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Racecourse Road, Pakenham is closed from Henry Street to Bald Hill Road from 5am Wednesday 19 January to midnight Sunday 23 January.

News

Pakenham project powering ahead with contracts now signed

Pakenham project powering ahead with contracts now signed

04 Jan 2022
Join us for Pakenham’s open space online workshops

Join us for Pakenham’s open space online workshops

19 Oct 2021

Featured video

Image gallery

Publications

Works notice – Pakenham road closures and night works January 2022

16 Dec 2021

To prepare for major construction, the Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project will be conducting works from Tuesday 11 January 2022 to Sunday 23 January 2022.

Works notice – Barrier installation, fencing and rail corridor access works on Henty, Roger and Flower streets

25 Nov 2021

We'll construct entry points for construction vehicles to access the rail corridor along Henty, Flower and Rogers streets between Mon 29 Nov and Wed 22 Dec 2021, 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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Main Street, Pakenham

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