The RTAA, in conjunction with the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA), is pleased to offer our members guided tours of the Caulfield to Dandenong Project.
Numbers are strictly limited and we are currently taking Expressions of Interests from our members. Tour date will be the first week in December (TBC)
The tour will start in Murrumbeena Hub with a presentation and then a walking tour around Murrumbeena and ending in light refreshments.
Further Project Information
The Caulfield to Dandenong project is working to improve safety and reduce congestion along Melbourne's busiest train line. We are removing nine level crossings and building five brand new stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.
An Alliance including Lendlease, CPB Contractors, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne is delivering the project on behalf of LXRA.
This Alliance will also be undertaking critical work to upgrade signalling and power infrastructure along the entire Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, in preparation for the introduction of High Capacity Metro Trains.
We will remove the nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong by elevating three sections of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line. The elevated structure design is being guided by urban design principles and will be designed to safely carry both Metro passenger trains and diesel freight trains. Just as passenger and freight trains share tracks currently, they will continue to share tracks in the elevated design.
Community feedback has shaped many important changes to original designs for stations and the elevated rail.
Major construction has commenced to build the three sections of elevated structure that will raise the rail line over nine existing level crossings. We are using different construction methodologies in different sections of the rail corridor depending on the amount of space available for machinery and equipment.
Because the rail corridor is narrow between Caulfield and Hughesdale, special 'gantry' cranes will be used to build the elevated structure. The two gantry cranes will be based at Murrumbeena where they will assemble the segments into bridge spans, and lift them onto the elevated structure.
From there, an overhead carrier will travel back and forth along the elevated deck to install the new spans. This is an advanced technique that will allow trains to keep running underneath.