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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 McGregor Road, Main Street 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 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.

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Current works notices

Works notice – 24 hour works within the rail corridor on the Pakenham Line

Current disruptions

08 Oct 2021 1633611600 1672577940 to Jan 2023

Railway Avenue, Pakenham – DDA accessible and taxi parking changes

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From late 2021 there will be changes to the accessible parking and taxi parking on Railway Avenue, Pakenham for the duration of the 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.

12 May 2022 1652277600 1652277600

Railway Avenue, Pakenham – road closure


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Railway Avenue will be permanently closed between Main Street and Slattery Place until 2024.

14 May 2022 1652450400 1652623140 to 15 May 2022

Cranbourne and Pakenham lines – buses replace trains


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Buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines at times between Saturday 14 May and Sunday 15 May.

14 May 2022 1652450400 1652623140 to 15 May 2022

McGregor Road, Pakenham – road and pedestrian changes

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Changes to road and pedestrian conditions at McGregor Road, Pakenham from Saturday 14 May to Sunday 15 May.


Pakenham – we want to hear from you!

Pakenham – we want to hear from you!

10 May 2022
The level crossings project team visits the Pakenham Show

The level crossings project team visits the Pakenham Show

28 Mar 2022

Featured video

Image gallery


Works notice – 24/7 works in Pakenham May 2022

03 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.

Works notice – Pakenham night works along the rail corridor in April and May

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.


McGregor Road, Pakenham

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