Getting from A to B is set to be a whole lot easier for commuters, with significant upgrades now complete on the Cranbourne line.
As of Sunday 13 February, fifty extra train services are running on the Cranbourne line each week, another level crossing is a thing of the past, and a new railway station is open to passengers a year ahead of schedule as part of the promised Cranbourne Line Duplication.
Having received a major upgrade, the Merinda Park Station is now ready for passengers, just in time for the new extra train services, which will see trains every 10 minutes on average in the morning peak for passengers travelling from Cranbourne, Lynbrook and Merinda Park stations. This will help boost service frequency and, hopefully, reliability for rail users, while level crossings removals will help to unclog traffic and make roads safer. The new station also includes a new pedestrian underpass, allowing locals to safely cross the rail line.
The Cranbourne Line Duplication saw 8km of track duplicated between Cranbourne and Dandenong. This involved more than 22km of steel, 20,000 tonnes of ballast and 16,000 concrete sleepers! The duplication paves the way for a future rail extension to Clyde, which is very exciting news for local residents.
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