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February 9, 2016

Victoria Government unveils designs for new section of Melbourne suburban line

The Government of Victoria in Australia has unveiled designs for a new elevated section of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line in Melbourne as part of the A$1.6bn project to remove every level crossing between the Caulfield and Dandenong.

Caulfield Dandenong

The Government of Victoria in Australia has unveiled designs for a new elevated section of the Cranbourne-Pakenham line in Melbourne as part of the A$1.6bn project to remove every level crossing between the Caulfield and Dandenong.

The project would lead to the closure of nine dangerous and congested level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong, improving safety and reducing congestion.

Work under the project will include constriction of a 2.7km modern, elevated rail line over Corrigan, Heatherton and Chandler Roads, with new parks and public spaces created underneath.

As part of the project, new stations will be built along the new section of railway at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park.

Signalling and power supply systems will be upgraded along the corridor, allowing service frequencies to be increased.

Public consultation has been ongoing since April into the elevated corridor and now that the designs are now released, the next phase of consultation will begin immediately.

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The project creates a new road that connects Ian Street and Leonard Avenue, further reducing local traffic congestion and creating a new road connection across the tracks.

"Construction is scheduled to start in June and expected to be complete by mid-2018."

The Caulfield to Dandenong package will be delivered by CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, with its alliance partners under a contract from the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA).

CPB Contractors will deliver the package as part of an alliance with Lend lease, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Aurecon, LXRA and MTM.

CPB Contractors managing director Román Garrido said: "Rail infrastructure delivery is a core capability for CPB Contractors.

"We are pleased to continue working with LXRA and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) to deliver greater rail network efficiency and a range of community and economic benefits.

"Our Alliance team integrates design, civil, building, track, electrical and signalling specialists experienced in delivering major projects safely within the live rail network."

Construction is scheduled to start in June and expected to be complete by mid-2018.


Image: A 2.7km elevated rail line will be built over Corrigan, Heatherton and Chandler Roads. Photo: courtesy of CPB Contractors Pty Limited.

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