New Pakenham East station location announced and 3 more sets of boom gates to go
Melbourne’s newest suburb, Pakenham East, will see a new station built between Deep Creek and the Princes Freeway as part of the state’s $15 billion investment along the Pakenham Line. The project will also remove 3 more level crossings, build a new Pakenham station and extend the rail line by 2km to the new suburb.
Level crossing removals
The rail line will be elevated to remove 3 dangerous and congested crossings at:
- McGregor Road
- Main Street
- Racecourse Road.
These removals, in addition to the recently removed Cardinia Road crossing, mean that Pakenham will be boom gate free in 2023 to 2024.
The fast-tracked project will deliver better transport connections for the growing Pakenham community. The location of the new Pakenham East station will ensure the infrastructure is in place to support the new community.
The station will also benefit both suburban train passengers and those travelling on to Gippsland by removing a major bottleneck where V/Line and Metro trains currently merge onto the same tracks.
Both the Pakenham East and Pakenham stations will open to passengers in 2024.