The level crossings at Racecourse Road, McGregor Road and Main Street in Pakenham have been removed by building a 2.5km section of elevated rail, and the new stations at Pakenham and East Pakenham are now open.

The crossings were removed by building a rail bridge over the 3 roads, creating 6 MCGs worth of new community open space for locals to enjoy for generations to come. The open space will be ready for everyone to enjoy in Spring 2024.

The rail bridge design with a new premium Pakenham Station improves safety, reduces road congestion and allows for more trains, more often.

We also extended the metropolitan rail line by 2km and built a new East Pakenham Station.

Around 63,000 vehicles passed through these former level crossings each day, where the boom gates were down for 30% of the morning peak hour.

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