LXRP - Level Crossing Removal Project in Cardinia Shire


LXRP is now in the design stage for this project. The 3 level crossings will be removed by raising the rail line over the roads, which will: 

  • improve safety and reduce congestion
  • allow for new community spaces
  • minimise disruption to road and train users during construction

New Pakenham and East Pakenham stations 

Designs have been released for the brand-new Pakenham and East Pakenham stations, being built as part of the fast-tracked project to remove the 3 level crossings in Pakenham. You can view the designs here on the LXRP website 

More info on LXRP website: new Pakenham station and future Pakenham East station 

The existing metropolitan line is also being extended by about 2 kilometres. The works will allow more services to be added to the Pakenham and Gippsland lines in the future.


Level crossings at Brunt Road and Station Street, Beaconsfield will be removed by 2025. 

Council is a key stakeholder in Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project. We'll work with the LXRP, and advocate to the Victorian Government for the project to:

  • improve support and enhance opportunities for existing and future businesses
  • integrate the train station, bus interchange and car parking with the town centre and surrounding communities, and improve pedestrian paths
  • provide safe and functional community spaces
  • enhance the look of the area, including by landscaping through the precinct
  • improve traffic flow, including integrating the existing paths with new pedestrian and bicycle connections
  • minimise disruption to local businesses and our wider community during construction.

View the 'Our vision' document for more information. 

Our vision - Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project (PDF)   Our vision - Pakenham Level Crossing Removal Project (Word)

LXRP is aiming to deliver the project to the following timeline. 


  • Site investigations
  • Design
  • Community consultation
  • Construction to start by the end of the year

2023 to 2024

Boom gates to be removed


Estimated date project will be completed. 

LXRP will seek more community input into the project throughout 2021.

Visit the project's Engage Victoria web page to:

  • view current and past consultations
  • ask a question about the project
  • see questions from the local community and responses from LXRP
  • view FAQs. 
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