We're making the Pakenham Line level crossing-free by 2025

The Victorian Government has committed to removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings by 2025. With 47 already gone the project is ahead of schedule so another 10 have been added to make it 85 level crossings gone by 2025.

We're removing 22 level crossings on the Pakenham Line. 10 are already gone, 7 are going and now we have added another 5 including:

  • Webb Street, Narre Warren
  • Station Street, Beaconsfield
  • Brunt Road, Beaconsfield
  • Progress Street, Dandenong South (closure)
  • Station Street, Officer (closure)

Removing these crossings will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains, more often.

Level crossing-free line

Creating a level crossing-free Pakenham Line will change how locals live, work and travel. With no level crossings on the train line, journeys will be faster and local roads safer.

Level crossings are currently being removed along the Pakenham Line, which will be extended to Pakenham East. These new crossings will be added to those projects to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Work is also underway on the Metro Tunnel which will create room for 120,00 more passengers on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines during peak periods.

Level crossing closures

We're closing the level crossings in Progress Street, Dandenong and Station Street, Officer to make the area safer.

At Station Street we'll build a new pedestrian crossing.

At Progress Street we’ll investigate opportunities for a new connection to the South Gippsland Highway.

There have been 11 near misses at these crossings since 2012.

New station

A new station will be built at Narre Warren as part of the crossing removal.

Site facts

  • Approximately 33,000 vehicles travel through this crossing each day
  • Boom gates are down for up to 40 minutes of the morning peak (7am to 9am)
  • 24 trains during the morning peak (7am to 9am)

Level crossing removals and new stations

Map of Pakenham line crossing removals

Crossings removed

  • Grange Road, Carnegie
  • Koornang Road, Carnegie
  • Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena
  • Poath Road, Hughesdale
  • Clayton Road, Clayton
  • Centre Road, Clayton
  • Corrigan Road, Noble Park
  • Heatherton Road, Noble Park
  • Chandler Road, Noble Park
  • Cardinia Road, Pakenham

In planning or construction

  • Webster Street, Dandenong
  • South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South
  • Hallam Road, Hallam
  • Clyde Road, Berwick
  • McGregor Road, Pakenham
  • Main Street, Pakenham
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham

New crossing removals

  • Webb Street, Narre Warren
  • Station Street, Beaconsfield
  • Brunt Road, Beaconsfield
  • Progress Street, Dandenong South (closure)
  • Station Street, Officer (closure)

Project benefits

We're removing 22 level crossings on the Pakenham Line and building 9 new train stations by 2025.

  • Overall, the Victorian Government is investing $15 billion to upgrade the Pakenham Line
  • The Pakenham Line will be crossing-free by 2025
  • Allows more trains to run more often and eases road congestion
  • The new Narre Warren Station will have better facilities for passengers including more lighting and CCTV
  • The Across Melbourne, we'll create over 20 MCGs worth of open space and over 50kms of new walking and cycling paths.

Design and next steps

Initial technical assessments indicate the following design solutions will deliver the best outcome for the community.

We'll build a new road bridge over the rail line* at Brunt Road and Station Street in Beaconsfield.

This design means we can get rid of these crossings sooner and will be less disruptive for road and rail users during construction.

We’ll build a hybrid design* at Webb Street in Narre Warren that will lower Webb Street and build a rail bridge over the road. This design means we’ll minimise disruptions for motorists on the busy Princes Highway and Cranbourne Road. Lowering Webb Street means the rail bridge will not need to be as long.

* Further engineering assessments and community engagement will be undertaken on these projects.