The contract to build a new rail bridge and two stations along the Pakenham line in Melbourne has just been signed.

Pakenham rail

An $844 million project has been approved to improve Melbourne’s rail infrastructure.

A consortium that includes John Holland, KBR – Kellogg Brown & Root, Metro Trains Melbourne and the Level Crossing Removal Project are executing the $844 million project.

Works have already commenced early in the area to pave way for major construction starting next year. The southern car park at Pakenham Station is currently closed, but there’s alternative parking available on Railway Avenue northern side.

This is going to be a huge year for construction on the new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations. Crews will start working early in 2022, with both sets of platform gates opening up by 2024.

Designs for the new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations were recently presented to include community feedback. More than 300 local members provided their suggestions – with gardens, playgrounds or sport recreation areas among the most popular ideas around each of these train stops, as well an area under the rail bridge that will be available when it’s complete.

With a new rail bridge built over the roads, level crossings in Pakenham will be removed by 2024.


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