23 December 2022
The final designs for the new Narre Warren Station and the elevated rail bridge that will remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Webb Street can now be viewed on the Victorian Government's Big Build website.
Removing this Webb Street level crossing will improve safety, relieve congestion on Webb Street, and allow more trains to run on the Pakenham Line, more often.
Around 13,200 vehicles use the Webb Street level crossing each day, with the boom gates down for up to 40 minutes of the morning peak when up to 25 trains pass through.
Since 2012 there have been at least 19 near misses recorded at the Webb Street level crossing.
The new designs incorporate community feedback and will deliver a modern Narre Warren Station with a landscaped forecourt, featuring elevated platforms with access via lifts and stairs, shelter and lighting, security cameras, a kiosk, air-conditioned waiting room, a secure Parkiteer bicycle cage, bicycle hoops, and pathways through the precinct.
The station precinct will have new bus bays and a signalised pedestrian crossing on Webb Street plus a new pick-up/drop-off and taxi zone and upgraded car parking.
Construction on the project is scheduled to start later this year and will be completed by 2025.
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