New train trail being built for Greater Dandenong

April 2, 2018 by  

Level crossings at Noble Park are being demolished to create space for a 17-kilometre new train trail linking Yarraman and Caulfield. Upon completion of the project, the EastLink trail will be linked via four kilometres of path to a short segment of an existing trail in Springvale.

The removal of over 8,000 cubic metres of soil and ballast has already been carried out as part of initial landscaping preparations. Demolition work of the old 1960s-era Noble Park train station has also begun in March 2018.

According to Gabrielle Williams, member for Dandenong, the project will allow both cyclists and walkers to enjoy a safer connection to the local schools and popular destinations, including the Noble Park Aquatic Centre. He also added that the project will improve infrastructure and ways for people to travel between suburbs, thus encouraging families to “get out and about”.

Furthermore, as promised by the State Government, new facilities will be built next to the trail, including green space and sports courts.

The project is good news to residents around the area – not only will busy level crossings be removed, residents will also enjoy the benefits of a safer and conveniently linked public transport system.

Although road safety campaign activities such as poster printing and display are often carried out, infrastructure development plans such as this train trail project also play an essential role in improving road safety for all.