Don't Cry for Me, Level Crossing: The Truth is I'll Never Miss You
Finally, those nine dangerous level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong are history.
Instead of being stuck behind ugly boom gates in tedious peak-hour delays, commuters and businesses are now enjoying free-flowing traffic, and rail passengers are relishing the new views.
WSP’s Jeremy Gutierre, Rail Systems Design Manager for the CTD Alliance, led a group of clients on a tour of the project to mark the occasion. The group was among the first to catch a train along the Pakenham/Cranbourne line’s new raised track and to check out the two elevated train stations now operating at Murrumbeena and Carnegie. Jeremy shared his insights into the innovative solutions developed to address the project’s technical challenges along the way.
Comprised of Lendlease, WSP, CPB Contractors, Aurecon and Metro Trains Melbourne, the Alliance is delivering this project on behalf of the Level Crossing Removal Authority.
Once the final new station opens at Hughesdale, we will have successfully removed nine of Victoria's worst level crossings, upgraded signalling, built five new stations, and created 22.5 ha of new parks, paths and open space in Melbourne's south-east.
WSP is proud to be shaping Melbourne’s future.
For more information on the project, watch the project overview video below.
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