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As part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP):

Project description

Level crossing removals – Pakenham

McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road

The 3 level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, which will:

  • improve safety and reduce congestion
  • allow for new community spaces
  • minimise disruption to road and train users during construction

Visit Victoria’s Big Build project pages to view information including:

  • info about each project
  • project timelines
  • current works notices and disruptions
  • how to sign up for email updates
  • contact information if you have questions about a project
  • image galleries

McGregor Road, Pakenham    Main Street, Pakenham   Racecourse Road, Pakenham   Engagement opportunities on Pakenham LXRP

New Pakenham and East Pakenham stations

Designs have been released for the brand-new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations, being built as part of the fast-tracked project to remove the 3 level crossings in Pakenham. You can view the designs on Victoria’s Big Build website

More info on LXRP website: new Pakenham station and future Pakenham East station

The existing metropolitan line is also being extended by about 2 kilometres. The works will allow more services to be added to the Pakenham and Gippsland lines in the future.

Enquiries and updates


Council’s involvement in the Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project

Council is a key stakeholder in Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project. We’ll work with the LXRP, and advocate to the Victorian Government for the project to:

  • improve support and enhance opportunities for existing and future businesses
  • integrate the train station, bus interchange and car parking with the town centre and surrounding communities, and improve pedestrian paths
  • provide safe and functional community spaces
  • enhance the look of the area, including by landscaping through the precinct
  • improve traffic flow, including integrating the existing paths with new pedestrian and bicycle connections
  • minimise disruption to local businesses and our wider community during construction.

View the ‘Our vision’ document for more information.

Our vision – Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project (PDF)   Our vision – Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project (Word)

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Project Highlights
  • Racecourse Road, Pakenham level crossing to be removed in 2024