Pakenham line progress

The two lift shafts on site at Pakenham. Pictures: STATE GOVERNMENT, SUPPLIED

Workers have hit the tracks on the Pakenham Line, working around the clock to remove three level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road and build new stations at Pakenham and East Pakenham.

Since 7 June, hundreds of workers on site have installed more than three kilometres of temporary track and 5600 sleepers in Pakenham.

Nine giant concrete segments have been craned into place to form the elevated rail line, as works continue on the new elevated structure and stations.

Main Street was closed at the level crossing from Monday 19 June to Saturday 24 June.

Continue to support local business in Pakenham by shopping local.

For the chance to win some great local prizes, the Level Crossing Removal Project team will host a Spin and Win competition, so residents can head down and have a spin.

If you’re a Pakenham Line commuter or planning to catch the train to the footy on the weekend, allow extra time and plan your journey.

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The project will remove the level crossings at McGregor Road, Main Street and Racecourse Road by building an elevated rail bridge over the roads, with six MCGs’ worth of community open space created underneath for everyone to enjoy in 2024.

New stations will also open at Pakenham and East Pakenham.