Level Crossing Removal | Racecourse Road | Pakenham | LXRP
As part of the Victorian Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP):
- 3 level crossings in Pakenham are being removed at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road
- New stations are being built at Pakenham and East Pakenham
- 2 level crossings in Beaconsfield are being removed at Brunt Road and Station Street
- 1 level crossing in Officer at Station Street will be closed.
Level crossing removals – Pakenham
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
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
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.
Council’s involvement in the Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project
- 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.
- Racecourse Road, Pakenham level crossing to be removed in 2024