The level crossings have been fast-tracked for removal, with the three boom gates gone for good in 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.
We're preparing for major construction to start in mid 2022. Pakenham will be level crossing free in 2024 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.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the project you can:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call us on 1800 105 105, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- text PAKENHAM to 0428 581 917 for SMS construction alerts
Current works notices
Railway Avenue, Pakenham – DDA accessible and taxi parking changes
From late 2021 there will be changes to the accessible parking and taxi parking on Railway Avenue, Pakenham for the duration of the project.
Pakenham Station – southern car park closure
The southern car park at Pakenham Station is closed for Pakenham level crossing removal works from Tuesday 11 January 2022 to early 2024.
Railway Avenue, Pakenham – road closure
Railway Avenue will be permanently closed between Main Street and Slattery Place until 2024.
Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at times between Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May.
McGregor Road, Pakenham – road and pedestrian changes
Changes to road and pedestrian conditions at McGregor Road, Pakenham from Saturday 14 May to Sunday 15 May.
Publications03 May 2022
From Saturday 14 May to Sunday 15 May we will be working 24-hours a day within the rail corridor between Cardinia Station and East Pakenham while trains are not running.19 Apr 2022
From 7pm Tuesday 26 April to 7am Thursday 5 May, we will be working at night along the rail line between Toomuc Creek and Main Street, Pakenham.