Transport is changing in Pakenham

Building a new super station and improving roads and rail services for Pakenham and surrounds

Snapshot

36kilometres of new lanes on the Monash Freeway

17level crossing removals along the Pakenham Line

121,000additional capacity for passengers each week in peak times

Overview

More than $15 billion in transport projects will deliver better roads and rail, with many benefits for Pakenham and surrounds.

New Pakenham super station

A brand new Pakenham super station is just one of the many transport improvements to benefit the fast-growing southeast suburbs of Melbourne.

The new station will include better bus connections and car parking, with a third platform and dedicated V/Line track at Pakenham Station to ensure an easier interchange with regional services.

Major upgrades for power and signalling will allow for more trains more often.

Bigger, better trains

The first of 65 new High Capacity Metro Trains will start running on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines in 2020 and will travel through the Metro Tunnel when it opens in 2025, helping to slash travel times by up to 50 minutes a day for those travelling to the St Kilda Road business precinct.

These projects will make space for 121,000 extra passengers a week on the Pakenham line at peak times.

Level crossing removals

Seventeen level crossings are being removed along the Pakenham line. Nine have gone, and now the Cardinia Road level crossing has been fast-tracked for removal by 2021. Level crossings at McGregors Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road near Pakenham Station will also be removed.

Hallam Road artistic impression

Aerial view of Hallam Road, Hallam

Designs for the level crossing removal at Hallam Road in Hallam have been revealed, with early work on a new station and rail bridge scheduled for next year.

Works will also kick off at Clyde Road, with a road underpass replacing the level crossing in 2022.

Removing these level crossings will reduce congestion on Pakenham roads and improve travel for communities in Melbourne’s south east.

Cardinia Road level crossing removal artist impression

Aerial view of Cardinia Road, Pakenham

Upgrades to major suburban roads

Planning for an upgrade to the Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road is well underway. Narre Warren North Road will be upgraded, widened and improved between Fox Road and Belgrave-Hallam Road, with three intersection upgrades.

Monash Freeway Upgrade

The Monash Freeway Upgrade continues, with the Stage 2 delivering 36 kilometres of new lanes between Warrigal Road and Eastlink outbound; Eastlink to Springvale Road inbound and Clyde Road to Cardinia Road in both directions.

Upgrades to the Beaconsfield interchange will include extending O’Shea Road to join the interchange and adding on and off ramps.

Stage 2 will begin in early 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Latest disruptions

Project timeline

Seventeen level crossings removed, a new super station at Pakenham and 26 kilometres of new lanes on the Monash Freeway

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