Cranbourne Line Upgrade

Doubling services on the Cranbourne line with trains every 10 minutes during peak


$750million investment


10minutes between trains


Eight kilometres of single track from Dandenong to Cranbourne will be duplicated as part of the project. This will remove the bottlenecks that cause delays and allow the number of train services to be doubled during peak times, delivering trains every ten minutes along the whole Cranbourne line.

Tracks will also be upgraded around Caulfield station, where the Frankston line splits off from the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, and around Dandenong station where the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines separate. This will help move trains more quickly through these stations, cutting delays and getting people home sooner.

Duplicating the Cranbourne line also paves the way for it to be extended to Clyde, with $7 million being invested to complete planning for the new rail link as part of the duplication project.

The project will create more than 1,000 jobs. Detailed planning and procurement will start next year, with construction to start in 2021 and finish by 2023.

Planning and procurement will start in 2019, with construction to start in 2021 and finish by 2023

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