Cranbourne Line Upgrade

Paving the way for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne Line


17level crossings to be removed on the Cranbourne Line


2023project due to be complete


Upgrades to transform the Cranbourne Line together with major rail projects, will create more frequent and reliable services. It will make room for 121,000 extra peak hour passengers each week across the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, and pave the way for a future rail extension to Clyde.

Track upgrades

Eight kilometres of single track from Dandenong to Cranbourne will be duplicated, paving the way for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne Line.

This will help move trains more quickly through these stations, cutting delays and getting people home sooner.

A brand new Merinda Park station will also be built with dual platforms and better facilities. The site is now prepared to begin removing sections of the old station platform - with work to commence in August 2020.

Track duplication works will follow, and the project will be completed by 2023.

Level crossing removals

Eleven level crossings have already been removed on the Cranbourne Line, with four more to go. This will make the line the first to be level crossing-free.

Works to build a new road bridge to remove the Evans Road level crossing are underway, which will make it easier to travel between Merinda Park and Lynbrook stations. Construction will finish in 2020.

Designs continue to be refined for the new rail bridge that will remove the level crossing at Greens Road in Dandenong South by 2023.

Webster Street in Dandenong and Camms Road in Cranbourne will be gone by 2025.

Bigger, better trains

Passengers in Cranbourne and Pakenham will be the first to benefit from new bigger trains in 2020.

The first of 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains will start running on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines in 2020 and will travel through the Metro Tunnel when it opens in 2025.

Latest disruptions

Planning and procurement commenced in 2019, with construction to start in 2021 and finish by 2025


The Cranbourne Line Upgrade is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project. Visit the project page for more information.

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