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Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:03:53 PM »
http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/projects/cranbourne-pakenham-rail-corridor-project

Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project

Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project

In March 2014 the Victorian Government announced a new project to boost capacity and improve reliability on the Cranbourne Pakenham rail corridor.

The project will deliver a 30 per cent capacity boost and improve reliability on one of Melbourne's busiest and most crowded rail corridors.
What's happening now?

On 9 July 2014 the Victorian Government announced the start of community consultation on the first package of works. The package will include level crossing removals at Murrumbeena Road, Koornang Road, Clayton Road and Centre Road as well as newly rebuilt stations at Clayton, Murrumbeena and Carnegie.

Community members are encouraged to fill out the feedback survey or come along to one of the information sessions.

For information session times, the feedback survey, concept designs, fact sheets or to find out more about the consultation process, visit the community consultation page.
What does the project involve?

The project will deliver:

    25 next-generation,  high-capacity trains
    new modern and reliable signalling on the corridor that will enable more trains to run more often
    level crossing removals at Murrumbeena Road, Koornang Road, Clayton Road and Centre Road
    planning and preconstruction funding to remove level crossings at Corrigan, Heatherton and Chandler Roads in Noble Park, Grange Road in Carnegie and Poath Road in Murrumbeena
    newly rebuilt stations at Clayton, Murrumbeena and Carnegie
    a new train maintenance depot at Pakenham East
    new power substations to support the high capacity trains and signalling.

The project is the first under the Victorian Government's new unsolicited proposals process. The process is designed to harness the innovation of the private sector and hasten the delivery of better infrastructure and services for Victorians at the best price.

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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 01:11:31 PM »
http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/10397-congestion-relief-on-the-way-for-murrumbeena.html

Congestion relief on the way for Murrumbeena

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

Local residents will have the opportunity to have a say on the concept drawings for the level crossing removals and new stations being delivered as part of the Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project, Premier Denis Napthine said today.

The Premier and Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder were joined by local member Elizabeth Miller at the Murrumbeena level crossing to unveil the concept designs and mark the start of community consultation on the project.

“The Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Project will deliver a 30 per cent boost to capacity on one of Melbourne’s busiest rail lines,” Dr Napthine said.

“Importantly, it will also deliver relief to thousands of local residents who have to battle every day with the congestion caused by level crossings on their local roads.

“At this level crossing on Murrumbeena Road, the boom gates are down for up to 45 minutes during the two hour morning peak.

“Removing level crossings at Murrumbeena Road, Koornang Road, Clayton Road and Centre Road will make a huge difference. Eight bus routes cross the rail line at these level crossings every day; that is more than 6 million passengers annually whose journeys are affected by these level crossings.

“People who are stuck in traffic waiting for boom gates every morning will be delighted that their frustrating daily wait will become a thing of the past.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to running more trains more often, getting our bus network moving, and increasing traffic flow in Melbourne’s south-east.

“We are absolutely committed to delivering the significant 30 per cent increase to capacity that the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines need.”

Mr Mulder said stations at the site of the level crossing removals – at Clayton, Murrumbeena and Carnegie – will all be rebuilt as new, modern stations.

“This project will deliver some fantastic outcomes for locals, including traders, residents and commuters. The new stations will be accessible to all, with ramps, lifts and stairs to the platforms,” Mr Mulder said.

“And, from 27 July, we’re introducing two extra train services in the morning peak and two extra trains in the evening peak, which will be a great boost to commuters along the Dandenong corridor.”

Mr Mulder encouraged people to view the early concept designs and talk to members of the project team at the community information sessions being held in July and August.

The concept designs, along with a feedback survey where the community can have their say on the project, will also shortly be available on the project website at http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/projects/cranbourne-pakenham-rail-corridor-project
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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 01:27:10 PM »
When I was in Melbourne last, it was suggested to me that Clayton, Murrumbeena and Carnegie would similar to Springvale, that is lowering the rail line.

Seems to be the case.  Least disruptive overall to local properties.  Will be a lot of track closures.
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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 02:30:14 AM »
Melbourne Age --> Designs revealed for new railway stations at Carnegie, Murrumbeena, and Clayton
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 03:38:32 AM »
Melbourne Age --> Looming Dandenong line crush prompts Labor to put upgrade back on table
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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 08:15:52 AM »
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Andrew Lund ‏@andrew_lund 10 minutes ago

Treasurer @timpallas says the government is "working to timeline" on the Pakenham Cranbourne rail upgrade project @9NewsMelb #springst
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2015, 09:37:34 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2015, 09:38:02 AM »
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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2015, 09:45:07 AM »
Sandringham line is going to be used now for trial of high capacity signalling ...
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 09:52:29 AM »
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Daniel Andrews ‏@DanielAndrewsMP now

Cranbourne-Packenham upgrade. 37 new trains. 9 level crossings. 4 new stations. #springst #gettingonwithit

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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 10:15:09 AM »
Media Release The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP --> Nine Level Crossing Removals And 37 New Trains To Transform Melbourne’s Busiest Line
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 10:22:51 AM »
Sandringham line is going to be used now for trial of high capacity signalling ...

What is with this never ending "trial" nonsense in Australia?!

CBTC and ETCS level 2 are both robust and mature technologies with multiple vendors available, and thousands of km of track in service overseas.  There is nothing to trial, beyond the usual "test running periods" in commissioning.

I despair for this country. So insular and backward looking.

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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 10:32:03 AM »
I have been suggesting grade sep at Carnegie & Murrumbeena since the late 1950s.     

I really doubt if ^ will happen anytime soon.

Trial not needed for signalling, just do it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 12:59:34 PM »
Melbourne Age --> Dandenong rail project to proceed in dramatically new form
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 02:04:03 PM »
Melbourne Age --> Scrapped Dandenong rail upgrade mostly good news for commuters
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Re: Cranbourne-Pakenham Rail Corridor Project
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 03:37:18 PM »
Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Upgrade  >> http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/transport/rail-and-roads/cranbourne-pakenham-rail-corridor-project
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 02:24:53 PM »
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Melbourne Age --> South-east rail upgrade is a smart decision
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2015, 12:35:31 PM »
Daniel Bowen Blog --> The new Dandenong line plan
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 04:53:01 PM »
Melbourne Age --> 'Dandenong rail line needs two extra tracks to end commuter crawl'
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