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Level crossing removed

The level crossings at Racecourse Road, McGregor Road and Main Street in Pakenham will be three of 17 crossings removed along the Pakenham line.

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

Works notice – Pakenham site surveys and investigations

Works notice – Pakenham site investigations extended to April

Current disruptions

14 Apr 2021 1618322400 1622296740 to 29 May 2021

Ryan Road, Pakenham – lane closure


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One lane on Ryan Road, Pakenham between Princes Highway and Bald Hill Road is closed from Wednesday 14 April to Saturday 29 May.


Location identified for Pakenham East Station

Location identified for Pakenham East Station

11 Feb 2021
Two new stations and Pakenham level crossing removals fast-tracked

Two new stations and Pakenham level crossing removals fast-tracked

02 Dec 2020

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Works notice – Pakenham, site surveys and investigations

09 Apr 2021

From Wednesday 14 April to Saturday 29 May 2021 the project team will be undertaking site surveys, investigations and assessments to better understand the local conditions and help inform designs.

Works notice – Pakenham site investigation works – local roads

24 Feb 2021

We're carrying out site investigation works in Pakenham in March and April that may temporarily change the way you travel through the local area.


Racecourse Road, Pakenham

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