Cranbourne Line Upgrade

Concept designs have been released for Merinda Park Station, which is being completely rebuilt to allow for duplicated track along the Cranbourne line.

The new station will have two new platforms and a fresh, modern design.

New Merinda Park Station – key features

In response to community feedback we’ve worked to make the station layout more logical, while improving shelter from wind and rain.

The main entrance (car park side) has been moved to the northern end of the platforms and there’ll be a new direct entry from Endeavour Drive.

A new underpass will link platforms one and two, allowing us to remove pedestrian level crossing – currently the only way to cross the tracks. Spacious in design, the underpass will also improve pedestrian connectivity between the suburbs of Cranbourne North and Lyndhurst.

A generous drop-off and taxi zone is included in the station precinct, and we’ve increased the number of accessible parking spaces to thirteen. Secure bike parking is also a key feature of this concept design, along with new lighting and a semi-enclosed waiting room.

Stairs and ramps will lead up to the platforms on both sides of the station.

What we heard during September

During initial consultation in September, station passengers told us they wanted:

  • The main station entrance moved to a more convenient location
  • Better shelter from wind and rain
  • Better bike facilities

Greens Road level crossing removal

The level crossing at Greens Road is being removed as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

Close by to Greens Road, we are also building a new rail bridge over Eumemmerring Creek to duplicate the Cranbourne line where it passes over the creek.

Concept designs have been released for Merinda Park Station, which is being completely rebuilt to allow for duplicated track along the Cranbourne line.

The new station will have two new platforms and a fresh, modern design.

New Merinda Park Station – key features

In response to community feedback we’ve worked to make the station layout more logical, while improving shelter from wind and rain.

The main entrance (car park side) has been moved to the northern end of the platforms and there’ll be a new direct entry from Endeavour Drive.

A new underpass will link platforms one and two, allowing us to remove pedestrian level crossing – currently the only way to cross the tracks. Spacious in design, the underpass will also improve pedestrian connectivity between the suburbs of Cranbourne North and Lyndhurst.

A generous drop-off and taxi zone is included in the station precinct, and we’ve increased the number of accessible parking spaces to thirteen. Secure bike parking is also a key feature of this concept design, along with new lighting and a semi-enclosed waiting room.

Stairs and ramps will lead up to the platforms on both sides of the station.

What we heard during September

During initial consultation in September, station passengers told us they wanted:

  • The main station entrance moved to a more convenient location
  • Better shelter from wind and rain
  • Better bike facilities

Greens Road level crossing removal

The level crossing at Greens Road is being removed as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade.

Close by to Greens Road, we are also building a new rail bridge over Eumemmerring Creek to duplicate the Cranbourne line where it passes over the creek.

  • We’d like to hear your thoughts about the concept station designs newly released in November 2019. Thoughts and considerations around movement and access through the station precinct (e.g. from the car park or nearby streets through to the platforms) would be particularly welcome.

    Like all new stations in Melbourne, Merinda Park has been carefully designed to meet current rail network standards. For that reason many of the core structural elements of the station cannot be changed.

    Submissions close Thursday 16 January 2020.

    We’d like to hear your thoughts about the concept station designs newly released in November 2019. Thoughts and considerations around movement and access through the station precinct (e.g. from the car park or nearby streets through to the platforms) would be particularly welcome.

    Like all new stations in Melbourne, Merinda Park has been carefully designed to meet current rail network standards. For that reason many of the core structural elements of the station cannot be changed.

    Submissions close Thursday 16 January 2020.

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    We’re seeking your local knowledge ahead of vital rail and level crossing works between Cranbourne and Dandenong.

    To allow for more trains, more often, we’ll be duplicating track, building a brand new Merinda Park Station and removing four level crossings in Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Dandenong South and Dandenong.

    Your local knowledge is important. It will help guide both design and construction as we work towards a better transport network for Melbourne’s south east.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm 9 October 2019.

    We’re seeking your local knowledge ahead of vital rail and level crossing works between Cranbourne and Dandenong.

    To allow for more trains, more often, we’ll be duplicating track, building a brand new Merinda Park Station and removing four level crossings in Cranbourne, Lyndhurst, Dandenong South and Dandenong.

    Your local knowledge is important. It will help guide both design and construction as we work towards a better transport network for Melbourne’s south east.

    Please complete this survey by 5:00pm 9 October 2019.

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    The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate project works.

    Along with the duplication of eight kilometres of track, this process specifically focuses on the removal of the level crossing at Greens Road, Dandenong South. 

    While most of the construction will occur within the existing rail corridor and is consistent with the current zoning of the land, an amendment to the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes will be sought from the Minister for Planning.

    The proposed amendment applies a site-specific planning control via

    The Level Crossing Removal Project will soon be seeking approval to amend the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes to help facilitate project works.

    Along with the duplication of eight kilometres of track, this process specifically focuses on the removal of the level crossing at Greens Road, Dandenong South. 

    While most of the construction will occur within the existing rail corridor and is consistent with the current zoning of the land, an amendment to the Casey and Greater Dandenong planning schemes will be sought from the Minister for Planning.

    The proposed amendment applies a site-specific planning control via an incorporated document which includes a number of conditions that will need to be met to the satisfaction of the Minister for Planning.

    The proposed conditions may include considerations relating to urban design and environment management.

    Further information on the project and the associated PSA is available in our FAQs, and in the Cranbourne Line Upgrade Land Map and Explanatory Report.

    We will use your feedback to understand what is important to the community, and what we need to consider as we finalise the PSA request documentation and develop detailed designs. 

    A summary of all submissions and feedback is also provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request for planning approval.

    Completed submission forms can be emailed to contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

    Submissions open on Monday 2 September and close at 5:00pm on Monday 23 September 2019.

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