Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan
Foundations For New Carnegie Railway Station To Start Next Month
Victor P Taffa
Construction of the foundations for the brand new Carnegie Railway Station will start in January as part of the Andrews Government’s $1.6 Billion Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project.
“Work on the brand new railway station at Carnegie begins next month part of our $1.6 Billion project to remove 9 of Victoria’s most dangerous level crossings.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.
“I thank people for their patience while we build a better Carnegie, with less congestion, better public transport and more open space for people to enjoy with their family and friends.”
From mid-January, construction crews will begin building the foundations of the new elevated railway station and rail line that will remove 9 of Victoria’s worst level crossings and create space for more trains, more often on Victoria’s busiest rail line.
To enable these works to occur safely and efficiently, the existing Carnegie Railway Station will close for 8 weeks.
“There will be temporary disruption for local passengers, but the benefits it will bring will far outweigh the impact delivering more services, less congestion and a safer neighbourhood to live and work.” Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos said.
From 16 January to mid-March, Cranbourne and Pakenham line trains will run express between Caulfield and Murrumbeena, and buses will run between these stations for passengers travelling to or from Carnegie.
When piling is complete, construction crews will rebuild the temporary station so passengers can keep catching the train.
On top of removing every level crossing between Dandenong and the city, the project will build 5 new railway stations and create 22.5 ha of new parkland, paths and public open space.
Combined with the Andrews Government’s multi-billion investment in high-capacity trains and signaling, the project will create space for more services and 11,000 extra passengers on Melbourne’s busiest train line.