Sneak Peek At Narre Warren Level Crossing Removal

(Photo by Justin Hamilton from Pexels)

Commuters in Melbourne’s south-east are getting their first look at the early concept designs for the new Narre Warren Station and the elevated rail bridge that will remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Webb Street, which will see the precinct transformed.

Removing this 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 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.

Importantly, this elevated rail design takes into consideration the area’s unique set of characteristics and will deliver the best outcome for the community including improved connections within the Narre Warren precinct by featuring a more integrated transport hub.

The modern Narre Warren Station will have two new elevated platforms with access via lifts and stairs, and the platforms will feature improved shelter and lighting. The station will be safer and more accessible with modern facilities such as additional bus stops, shared use paths, Parkiteer cages and bicycle parking hoops, and landscaping throughout the station precinct.