Major contracts have been awarded for the next stage of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

These upgrades are set to ease congestion and transform road and rail for Melbourne’s growing south east, making the line the first to be level crossing free.

Works to be completed include:

  • Duplicating eight kilometres of track between Dandenong and Cranbourne, including power and signalling upgrades
  • Building new rail bridges to remove the Greens Road level crossing
  • Duplicating rail bridges over Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek
  • Building a new Merinda Park Station, including two platforms, a new pedestrian underpass and better weather protection.

The upgrade will enable trains to run every 10 minutes. Together with the Metro Tunnel and new High Capacity Metro Trains, it will open up room for 121,000 extra peak hour passengers each week on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

To be completed by 2023, these works will also pave the way for the proposed extension of the line to Clyde and remove existing single-track bottlenecks that restrict Cranbourne Line trains.

Contracts awarded

In partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project, an alliance of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne will deliver:

  • Track duplication between Dandenong and Lynbrook
  • Greens Road level crossing removal.

An alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and Metro Trains Melbourne will deliver:

  • Track duplication between Lynbrook and Cranbourne
  • The new Merinda Park Station
  • Lynbrook Station parking upgrades.

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