Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project celebrates one year anniversary with travel time savings
This time last year we celebrated the removal of every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong.
More secure bike storage at stations
Locked bike storage is now available at more train stations along the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, providing another incentive for people to ride the Djerring Trail.
Buried but not forgotten
A snapshot of life in Noble Park has been preserved in new open space, where it will stay for another 20 years.
Big Bike event set to open new trail
Riders of all ages are invited polish up their bikes for the first chance to ride along Melbourne’s newest rail trail, as part of a special mass bike event on Saturday 27 October.
Carnival rocks the rail reserve
Around 8000 people joined us on Saturday 13 October for a huge carnival to celebrate the creation of new open space, the removal of nine level crossings and the opening of five new stations.
Djerring it is
A name has been revealed for the new shared walking and cycling path soon to run all the way from Caulfield to Dandenong, with ‘Djerring Trail’ now entered into Melbourne’s official records.
A monumental move
A Clayton monument honouring soldiers who served in armed conflict has found a new home as part of a special memorial space being created under the new elevated rail.
Millions of work and training hours flow from level crossing removals
As drivers around Melbourne enjoy free-flowing traffic thanks to level crossing removals, benefits of another kind are flowing from employment and training opportunities.
New Hughesdale Station to open
Passengers will be able to use the new Hughesdale Station from Saturday 25 August following a final push from crews to get the station up and running.
Virtually improving safety in the rail construction industry
With the rail industry growing at an unprecedented rate, ensuring all new entrants understand the important role of safety has been a challenge across the sector.
Track donation gives fresh momentum to Yarra Valley Railway
More than 500 volunteers have come together to work on the project , united by a common dream to see a steam train run through the Yarra Valley along a 14-kilometre tourist route.
Every Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing gone
Each and every level crossing between Caulfield and Dandenong is officially gone for good – the single biggest level crossing removal project in Melbourne's history.
Station restoration a rare brush with history for apprentices
The heritage-listed shelter, salvaged from Clayton Station as part of level crossing removal works, is more than 120 years old and will soon be returned to the precinct as a historical feature.
Last train through Murrumbeena a moment to be captured
An historic moment for railway aficionados quietly unfolded last night when the last train to travel on ground level tracks passed through Murrumbeena Station.
Construction blitz to remove four more crossings
A major construction blitz from 29 May to 17 June will remove the final four level crossings along the Dandenong corridor, as well as undertake critical signalling and infrastructure work.
One year in, veteran partnership a success
Level Crossing Removal Project is the first major civil infrastructure project to partner with Veterans in Construction.
Australian first rail straddle carrier wraps up operation
The Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project reached a new milestone this week, with large-scale specialist machinery dismantled and a final section of elevated rail deck complete.
Crowds at Clayton as boom gates go
Locals came out in force last night for one final glimpse of boom gates at the notorious level Clayton Road level crossing.
Super-sized machines on show at Scienceworks
This school holidays, kids from all over Victoria will have the chance to be inspired by ingenious technology used on one of our biggest construction projects.
Workers gear up for new rail trail
Level crossing workers are - literally - paving the way for better foot and cycle movement through the south-eastern suburbs, with work kicking off on a new 17-kilometre shared use path.
St Michaels Aged Care on track to get new wheels
Residents of St Michaels Aged Care Facility in Murrumbeena will soon be enjoying the wind in their hair thanks to some help from the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.
Help us name the Caulfield to Dandenong shared use path
The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is creating a 17-kilometre shared path for cyclists and pedestrians and we want your help to name it.
Beam team's century milestone
Melbourne’s most colourful rail line machinery has now helped to install more than 100 beams between Caulfield and Hughesdale.
Plan ahead for summer works
Extensive power and signalling upgrades to the Caulfield Junction will complement level crossing removal works in an intensive summer construction blitz kicking off next month.
Open Space final designs released
Final plans for 11 MCG’s worth of open space have been unveiled, paving the way for one of the biggest releases of urban parkland Melbourne has ever seen.
Track machine takes rail to a new level
High tech machines never before used in Australia will soon start laying track on the new elevated rail line, kicking off a key phase for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.
Designs for the 22.5 hectares of open space created as part of Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project have been finalised.
Beam crosses Murrumbeena Road
Murrumbeena has been transformed overnight, with the first beam placed over Murrumbeena Road.
Giant carrier up and running at Murrumbeena
In an Australian engineering first, a 60-metre wheeled straddle carrier has come into action at Murrumbeena, installing its first piece of elevated rail.
Consultation reports for Caulfield to Dandenong new open space released
This week we published a report that outlines the recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel.
Gantry cranes lift first spans in Murrumbeena
Two huge gantry cranes at Murrumbeena have come into operation for the first time last night, lifting a 320-tonne elevated rail span into place as the new elevated rail line takes shape.
Veterans bring sought-after skills
This year, the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project is set to become the first major civil infrastructure project to partner with Veterans in Construction.
Expert panel goes live
Members of the Caulfield to Dandenong: Community Open Space Expert Panel recently participated in a question and answer panel session.
Info hub with a difference takes shape
A group of disadvantaged young people have been given a new lease on life through a construction training initiative.
Have your say on new parkland
Locals are being called on to have their say about shared paths, outdoor fitness equipment and lighting for new parkland as part of a new survey being run by the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Level crossing removal creates 200 new jobs at Pakenham factory
A 13,000 square metre purpose-built factory in Pakenham is building concrete segments for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project, creating hundreds of jobs.
First columns installed on Caulfield to Dandenong project
The first columns of the new, elevated train line that will remove nine of Victoria's worst level crossings from Caulfield to Dandenong are now in place in Murrumbeena.
Open Space Ideas Hub – new survey launched
We would love to hear your thoughts on the trees and plants proposed for the new open space as well as your creative ideas of how we can transform the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor
Open space ideas hub has launched
A new Open Space Ideas Hub has been launched to gather feedback on this new open space.
Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project design
The Caulfield to Dandenong finalised designs were released at the beginning of 2017 and all nine crossings will be gone by the end of 2018.
Major works start on nine level crossings
Major construction to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong will commence this week.
Temporary closure of Murrumbeena and Carnegie stations
Works to rebuild Murrumbeena and Carnegie stations and remove level crossings along the Cranbourne-Pakenham line are set to begin.
Murrumbeena Info Hub now open
The Caulfield to Dandenong project team are the newest residents of Murrumbeena's Neerim Road shopping precinct.
Major works start soon on Caulfield to Dandenong elevated rail line
Major construction to remove the nine level crossings between Dandenong and the City is about to begin.
Preliminary Noise Report released for Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project
The Preliminary Noise Report for the Caulfield to Dandenong project was released today.
Contract awarded for Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removals
The contract for the removal of every dangerous and congested level crossing between Dandenong and the city has been signed, and work will start within weeks.
Consultation about the parkland has happened in stages since work on the project kicked off in earnest in 2015.
Expert Panel to oversee new public open space
The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of an Expert Panel to oversee plans for Melbourne's newest park.
Voluntary purchase scheme
The Government today announced a range of measures to support residents living near the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project.
Caulfield to Dandenong project - thank you for your feedback
Following the release of the proposed designs for the Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong, the consultation period has now closed.
New training and jobs partnership with Chisholm Institute
It was announced today that a new training and jobs partnership with Chisholm Institute would be established as part of the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Proposed designs unveiled for Caulfield to Dandenong corridor
The Victorian Government has released proposed designs for the nine level crossing removals between Caulfield and Dandenong.
Contractor shortlist for Caulfield to Dandenong
The Victorian Government has announced the shortlisted bidders for the package of works to remove nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong.