We’re duplicating track, removing level crossings and building a brand new Merinda Park Station on the Cranbourne line.

These upgrades will allow for more frequent and reliable train services and make travel by road easier and safer.

To upgrade the Cranbourne line we will:

  • remove level crossings at Evans Road, Lyndhurst (complete) and Greens Road, Dandenong South (underway)
  • duplicate 8km of single track between Dandenong South and Cranbourne
  • install second rail bridges at Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek in Dandenong South
  • build a brand new Merinda Park Station in Lyndhurst
  • build a new piece of track to connect Dandenong with the Port Rail Shuttle Network
  • by 2025, remove 2 more level crossings at Webster Street, Dandenong and Camms Road, Dandenong South.

The Cranbourne Line Upgrade is being completed in phases. By 2023, duplication works on the Cranbourne line will be complete, allowing for trains to run every 10 minutes. By 2025, every level crossing on the line will be removed.

When 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.

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