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 overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Publications28 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).02 Jun 2021
The site investigations in Pakenham to better understand the area’s conditions and help inform the design, are being extended.