Camms Road level crossing to go ahead of schedule

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The dangerous and congested level crossing at Camms Road, Cranbourne will be gone for good, one year ahead of schedule as the final push to remove it kicks off.

Crews will work 24/7 until late November to complete a new road bridge that will permanently separate vehicles and trains and bring the Cranbourne Line one step closer to being level crossing free in 2025.

Removing the level crossing at Camms Road will ease congestion and improve safety for the 12,000 drivers who pass through it each day.

It will also allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the rail line, with the road bridge featuring improved lighting along the shared use path and in the upgraded Cranbourne Station car park.

The project includes finishing the missing link in over 4km of new shared use paths, which will create a direct connection between Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations for pedestrians and cyclists and 400 new and upgraded car parks.

The spaces will feature improved CCTV and lighting as well as more bicycle parking facilities, funded by the Car Parks for Commuters program.

To allow crews to work safely while works are underway, buses will replace trains between Cranbourne and Dandenong from Thursday 19 October to Monday 23 October.

Camms Road will also be closed at the level crossing between Bourke Road and Highview Avenue from Wednesday 18 October to Thursday 30 November. Detours will be in place for drivers.

The Camms Road level crossing removals follows the completion of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade, which allowed 50 extra services to run on the line each week, a new Merinda Park Station and the removal of the level crossing at Greens Road, Dandenong South.

This work, together with the Metro Tunnel, will create room for 121,000 more passengers every week on the Cranbourne Line and save passengers travelling from Cranbourne or Pakenham up to 30 minutes off a return journey to Parkville, or up to 50 minutes off a return journey to St Kilda Road.

In total, 72 level crossings have been removed, with 110 going for good by 2030, boosting safety and easing congestion.

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