The level crossings at Main Street, McGregor Road and Racecourse Road in Pakenham are 3 of 22 crossings being removed along the Pakenham Line.

The crossings will be removed by building a rail bridge over the roads, creating new community open space for locals to enjoy for generations to come.

The 2.5km rail bridge design with a new premium Pakenham Station will improve safety, reduce road congestion and allow more trains, more often.

We’re also extending the metropolitan rail line 2km and building a new East Pakenham Station.

The boom gates in Pakenham can be down for up to 30 minutes in the morning peak. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Pakenham Line, meaning more boom gate downtime.

All 3 level crossings will be removed and new stations in Pakenham and East Pakenham will be open on Monday 3 June, with the community spaces open later in 2024.

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