Cranbourne Line Upgrade

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

Snapshot

17level crossings to be removed on the Cranbourne Line

1,000jobs

2023project due to be complete

Overview

Upgrades to transform the Cranbourne Line, together with major rail projects, will create more frequent and reliable services.

Combined with the Metro Tunnel and bigger trains, the upgrade will make room for 121,000 extra peak hour passengers each week across the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines.

It also makes possible a future rail extension to Clyde.

New track

The current single track from Dandenong to Cranbourne is being fully duplicated, paving the way for trains every ten minutes on the Cranbourne Line.

Trains running on dedicated tracks each way will cut delays and get people home sooner.

Works are also well underway to build a brand-new Merinda Park Station with dual platforms and better facilities.

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 in Melbourne to be level crossing-free.

Major construction has also commenced to remove the level crossing at Greens Road in Dandenong South. A dual rail bridge is being built to raise the rail line over the road.

The level crossings at Webster Street in Dandenong and Camms Road in Cranbourne will be gone by 2025.

Latest disruptions

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

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Information

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

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