Carnegie Station is now open!
Works will continue over the coming months as the LXRA complete the station precinct. The next stage of the station will be completed in 8-12 weeks and this will include lifts and escalators.In the meantime, passengers who cannot use the stairs at Carnegie or Murrumbeena can take the shuttle bus between Caulfield and Oakleigh.
The new station designs have been developed to improve accessibility, safety and connectivity, and are being built to accommodate next-generation high capacity trains. They will progressively enter service from mid-2019.
We’ll be building the new stations in the following order:
- Service buildings
- Stairs and escalators
- The canopy
- Services and final finishes.
Works are underway on the new stations especially in Noble Park where the platforms, escalators and canopy pieces have already been installed.
Construction progress will continue to ramp up over the coming months – stay tuned for updates.
Find out more about the station construction process in our Building five new stations factsheet.
To find out more about the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project, visit our website.
This is the first time a straddle carrier has been used in Australia specifically in a rail environment.
Over coming months, the carrier will continue shifting and installing spans to extend the brand new rail out towards Carnegie (south west along the line) and then to Hughesdale in the other direction.
CAR PARK CLOSURE
Carnegie Station Morton Avenue car park is now closed until mid-2018 so we can remove the Koornang Road level crossing, construct elevated tracks and rebuild the station.
To ensure there is no loss of car parking for rail customers during construction, East Malvern Station and Holmesglen Station car parks have been extended to provide approximately 340 additional car spaces.
During construction, station car park users are encouraged to plan their travel and consider alternative transport to nearby stations and offset car park locations.
PEDESTRIAN ACCESS CHANGES
The pedestrian rail crossing is closed between Carnegie Station car park and Woorayl Street near Chestnut Street. A pedestrian detour is in place via Koornang Road.
The footpath from Carnegie Station to Hewitts Road is now closed. A pedestrian detour is in place via Morton Avenue, Shepparson Avenue, Jersey Parade and Tranmere Avenue.
A footpath detour is in place at Cosy Gum Road pedestrian crossing until mid-2018. Please follow diversion signs in place via the Grange Road or the Koornang Road level crossing.
For your safety, please observe any signage and instructions put in place during these works.
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation while we carry out these important works.
Check out the project page at: http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/crossings/koornang-road-carnegie
There is also a specific disruptions page for rail and road impacts :http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions
The Koornang Road, Carnegie level crossing is being removed as part of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project that will see the removal of nine level crossings in total.
The level crossing will be removed by the construction of an elevated rail line.
The project is expected to be completed in late 2018.
The boom gates at Koornang Road are down for up to 87 minutes in the weekday peak from 7:00am to 9:00am, causing frustration and delay for the thousands of motorists who use the road.
The use of elevated rail to remove the crossings is opening up 22.5 hectares of open space which will become parkland. You can find out more about the open space here.
To learn more about the elevated rail design, click here.
Carnegie Station – Parking and pedestrian access changes
To allow for works to build the elevated rail and new station at Carnegie, a number of car parking and pedestrian access changes will be in place until mid-2018.