Works to transform the Cranbourne Pakenham corridor

Melbourne’s busiest rail corridor is receiving a major upgrade as part of the largest transformation in our train network’s history.

As part of this upgrade, works are underway to prepare for the introduction of bigger and better new trains. The new dedicated fleet of 65 high capacity metro trains will be able to carry 20 per cent more passengers than existing trains.

High capacity metro trains will progressively enter service from mid-2019, operating first on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, and longer term will run through the new Metro Tunnel to Sunbury.

Works are also underway to remove nine dangerous and congested level crossings and build five new stations between Caulfield and Dandenong.

The combined result of level crossing removals, signalling upgrades and new trains will give Melbourne a more reliable and comfortable service.

Service alterations, station closures, changes to pedestrian access and car park closures may affect your journey during these works.

Visit the Live Travel Updates page for further information and plan ahead using Journey Planner.

You can also keep up to date with planned disruptions on your line/route and across the network by subscribing to PTV's weekly travel update email. 

Contact information

For disruption information, see Live travel updates.

To find out more about the High Capacity Metro Trains works, visit the High Capacity Metro Trains Project web page.

Phone: 1800 800 007

Email: [email protected]

To find out more about the Level Crossings Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong, visit the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) website.

Phone: 1800 762 667

Email: [email protected]