The Victorian Government is investing more than $1 billion to duplicate the Cranbourne line, remove 4 level crossings and build a new Merinda Park Station – improving safety, reducing congestion and allowing for more trains more often.

This vital upgrade will allow for trains every 10 minutes on the Cranbourne line.

Working between Dandenong and Cranbourne, we’ll be fully duplicating the line, laying 8km of new track next to the existing one. We’re also removing the last 4 remaining level crossings between Cranbourne and the city.
Level crossing Status
Webster Street, Dandenong Planning
Greens Road, Dandenong South Works started
Evans Road, Lyndhurst New road bridge open and level crossing gone for good
Camms Road, Cranbourne Planning

What we’re delivering

  • A new Merinda Park Station
  • 8km of new track to fully duplicate the Cranbourne line
  • Removing all level crossings on the Cranbourne line
  • Upgrading and creating more walking and cycling connections in the area – see Your new shared path below for details
  • 135 more parking spaces at Lynbrook Station – see Works in your area below for details

Community consultation

Consultation updates

Your new shared path

Your new shared walking and cycling path

More than 4km of new shared walking and cycling path will be created as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

The new shared path creates a direct route between Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations and connects to existing paths in the area and will be built as part of the massive Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

Work will begin in late 2020. The path’s route will initially be used to create a safe haulage road for construction vehicles building the Cranbourne Line Upgrade. It will then be converted into a 3m-wide shared use path and open to the community by 2023.

More details on the shared use path will be available in 2021.

Shared path community benefits

  • Links to an existing network of pathways and improves connections and access to local shopping precincts, workplaces, schools, sporting grounds, medical and other services.
  • Provides a safe, active and healthy way for commuters to get to and from Lynbrook, Merinda Park and Cranbourne stations without being dependant on the car. This will also benefit commuters by freeing up car parking at these stations.
  • Creates a new place for leisure and exercise, safely accommodating pedestrians and the growing number of cyclists looking for off-road cycling options.
Running north to south, the above/below map shows the existing shared path and new shared paths and connections to be delivered by LXRP between Lynbrook Station and Cranbourne Station

Shared use path map

Works in your area

Works in your area

New Lynbrook car park to open late 2020

As part of the Victorian Government’s Car Parks for Commuters Program, we’re expanding the car park at Lynbrook Station, with 135 new car spaces along with lighting and CCTV.

In August, we began constructing the new car park spaces at Lynbrook Station which are set to be open by the end of the year once CCTV and lighting has been installed.

The new car parks will free up parking in local streets. Together with the re-opening of Evans Road, which will re-connect suburbs to the east and west of the tracks – the additional spaces will make it easier for locals to catch the train.

Works progressing on the second rail bridge over Abbotts Road

Our work crews have recently achieved their first major milestone at Abbotts Road, completing piling for the new rail bridge ahead of schedule.

More than 180 piles were installed, progressing construction of the bridge to its next stage. The first bridge columns (known as piers) were installed in early in October.

Major construction underway at Greens Road

Major construction has begun at Greens Road, Dandenong South. Piling rigs are drilling into the ground to create concrete filled foundations, known as piles, for the new rail bridge. Following these works, we’ll install piers to support the spans of the rail bridge.

Evans Road near completion

Works to remove the Evans Road level crossing are nearing completion, with crews laying the final layer of asphalt, continuing to landscape and constructing nearby road and path connections. Earlier in October, locals got their first taste of the new road as the new shared use path opened to pedestrians and cyclists.

With the road bridge opening soon to traffic, Lyndhurst, Lynbrook and Cranbourne West locals can look forward to reconnecting their suburbs. Evans Road is the first of four remaining crossings on the Cranbourne line to go as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

Track duplication

Key facts and figures

To construct the 8km of duplicated track, we’ll install approximately:

  • 35,000 tonnes of rail ballast (special gravel that sits under train tracks)
  • 22km of Australian steel
  • 16,000 new rail sleepers
  • 30 new rail signals for train operation on the duplicated track
  • 250 new overhead structures, used to support the overhead train power lines

Health and Safety

The health and safety of our workers and community is our key priority as we continue works on the Cranbourne Line Upgrade. To find out more about the measures in place on our projects, visit our website. For information about coronavirus, visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Our commitment to you

Our commitment to you

We’re getting on with delivering the vital Cranbourne Line Upgrade and new Merinda Park Station and we’d like you to join us on our construction journey.

What can you expect from us?

  • Timely updates about the project construction activities and impacts you may notice
  • Quarterly project updates providing information about the Cranbourne Line Upgrade and other Victoria’s Big Build projects happening in your area
  • Timely project team responses from community enquiries
  • Opportunities for face-to-face engagement to ask questions directly of the team (subject to health advice)
To partner with, and seek opportunities to establish a relationship with the local community so we can all take pride in your new station

How we’ll reach out to you

Please note some above activities may not occur during coronavirus restrictions.

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