Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong
Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong, Australia
Improved safety in our communities
Aurecon, with its Alliance partners, were chosen by the to design and construct the Level Crossing Removal Project: Caulfield to Dandenong.
Melbourne’s busiest rail lines, Cranbourne and Pakenham, use the level crossings that cross some of the most heavily congested roads in the region. Boom barriers at the crossings were down for up to 82 minutes in total during peak travel times.
By removing the level crossings and creating an elevated rail line, community and commuter safety has improved around the crossings themselves, but also enhanced the liveability of communities and reduced travel times for road users.
Traffic flow has also improved, and congestion has reduced on surrounding roads. The Alliance’s design significantly improved community connectivity and returned unused space to the community as green spaces and parkland.
Aurecon delivered the Caulfield to Dandenong package as part of an Alliance with CPB Contractors, Lendlease, WSP, LXRA and Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM). Aurecon was the Principal Engineer Designer, with WSP, across all disciplines:
Rail Systems (track, overhead wiring, signalling, services routes, traction power and substations)
The project included the redevelopment of five railway stations; Carnegie, Murrumbeena, Hughesdale, Clayton and Noble Park. Murrumbeena station achieved a 5-Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council Australia for its sustainable approach to design.
Additionally, the project removed nine level crossings between Caulfield and Dandenong in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs and provided signalling and power system upgrades between Flinders Street Station and Pakenham Station, to enhance rail network capacity and reliability.
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Using digital to enhance collaboration
Aurecon’s digital team ensured that all project teams worked collaboratively with live models that contained the most up-to-date project information. The digital team ensured that everything from modelled finished surface levels to modelled drainage, equipment and pits was easily accessible and exportable.
Learn more about how Aurecon and our Alliance partners embraced digital engineering in the case study below: