The level crossing at Webster Street in Dandenong will be one of the last of the remaining crossings to be removed along the Cranbourne line.
The boom gates at Webster Street can be down for more than 19 per cent of the 7:00am to 9:00am peak. During this time up to 22 trains run through the crossing. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, meaning more boom gate downtime.
The Webster Street, Dandenong level crossing was identified as a priority site for removal in the Victorian Government’s Site Prioritisation Framework.
Prioritising level crossings for removal is a complex task, with no simple answer. This is because there are a range of different factors which may warrant removal of a level crossing.
Using the Site Prioritisation Framework, crossings along the Cranbourne line at Webster Street, Greens Road, Evans Road and Camms Road have been identified as priority sites for future removal.