The first elevated rail beams have been installed as part of a plan to remove all level-crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong.
The first ‘Super T’ beams have been lifted into place by two, 200 tonne cranes and will support the elevated tracks and stations.
This advanced construction means trains can continue to run while more than 360 of these massive beams are installed at Noble Park and Clayton, minimising disruption for passengers on our busiest rail corridor.
The Cranbourne-Pakenham line is Melbourne’s busiest, with boom gates down at some level crossings for up to 80 minutes in the two-hour morning peak. Their removal will reduce road congestion, improve safety and create space to run more trains, more often.
The project will be completed by the end of 2018.