Cranbourne Line Upgrade

Under Delivery
Cranbourne Line Upgrade

Upgrades on Cranbourne Line involve:

  • eight kilometres of new track between Dandenong and Cranbourne stations
  • second rail bridges at Abbotts Road and Eumemmerring Creek
  • a new Merinda Park Station in Lyndhurst
  • a new piece of track to connect Dandenong with the Port Rail Shuttle Network, and
  • removal of the last four level crossings on Cranbourne Line, at Webster St in Dandenong,
  • Greens Rd in Dandenong South, Evans Rd in Lyndhurst, and Camms Road in Cranbourne.

The project delivery is undertaken in partnership with the Level Crossing Removals project. As such, the main works of the project, for the completion of line duplication, supporting bridge and station upgrades and Greens Road level crossing removal were contracted separately. Evens Road level crossing removal was also separately contracted. 

It is expected the remaining two level crossings, estimated to be below ANZIP threshold for major contracts, will be delievered as part of the Level Crossing Removals Project.

Key Dates

Aug 2018 Project Announcement
Mar 2020 Contract Award
2020 Construction Commencement
2023 Expected Construction Completion
2025 Expected Construction Completion for final two level crossings

Funding contributions

Victorian Government


Successful Tenderer: An alliance comprising of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM).
Related contracts:
Evans Road level crossing removal
Successful Tenderer - Alliance of alliance of Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Fulton Hogan.


Aug 2018 The Victorian Government announced that it would commit $750 million towards the duplication and a further $7 million towards planning for the extension to Clyde.
Jul 2019 An alliance comprising Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Fulton Hogan were awarded a $54 million contract to remove the level crossing removal at Evans Road.
Dec 2019 Concept design for Merinda Park Station was released.
Mar 2020 Contracts with a total value of $679 million were awarded to two alliances as part of the Cranbourne Line Upgrade. An alliance comprising of McConnell Dowell, Arup, Mott MacDonald and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) will be responsible for duplication of the track between Dandenong and Lynbrook and removal of the Greens Road level crossing in Dandenong South. Separately, an alliance of Laing O’Rourke, Jacobs and MTM will deliver the remaining track duplication between Lynbrook and Cranbourne, while also constructing a new Merinda Park Station and expanding the car park at Lynbrook Station. The alliances will work in partnership with the Level Crossing Removal Project.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
Alliance |
Victoria |