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Pakenham’s transport project blitz nearing kick off

Ongoing and upcoming works will help to deliver three boom gate removals, as well as the construction of two new stations at Pakenham, in Melbourne’s southeast.

Ongoing and upcoming works will help to deliver three boom gate removals, as well as the construction of two new stations at Pakenham, in Melbourne’s southeast.

A final construction blitz is set to get underway in May, through to July to deliver some of these works.

The three level crossings will be removed at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road, with the new stations at Pakenham and East Pakenham set to improve the accessibility, efficiency and reliability of public transport services in the region.

The level crossings at Main Street, McGregor Road and Racecourse Road in Pakenham are three 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.


 

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The new elevated Pakenham Station will include a new forecourt complete with seating, landscaping and an integrated bus interchange – creating easier and safer local connections.

Ongoing and upcoming works will help to deliver three boom gate removals, as well as the construction of two new stations at Pakenham, in Melbourne’s southeast.
Image courtesy of the Victorian Government.

A new East Pakenham Station is being built and will help improve reliability for metropolitan and regional train services, allowing Metro and V/Line trains to crossover and bypass each other, minimising congestion and delays.

From 9pm, Friday 17 May to early June, buses will replace trains between Berwick and Pakenham, as a crew of 200 work around the clock to demolish the old Pakenham Station and finish the elevated 2.5 kilometre rail bridge.

When trains return in early June, the level crossings will be gone, and the new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations will open to passengers. While the station will be open, works will continue as crews install lifts and permanent stairs at Pakenham Station over the coming months.

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