Since 2012 there have been at least 19 near misses recorded at the Webb Street level crossing in the Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren.

The designs for elevating the railway at the new Narre Warren Station are intended to improve safety, relieve congestion and allow more trains to run on the Pakenham line.

bridge over Webb Street at Narre Warren

About 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.

The elevated rail design takes into consideration the area’s characteristics and includes improved connections within the Narre Warren precinct by featuring a more integrated transport hub.

The new Narre Warren Station will have two new elevated platforms with access via lifts and stairs.

Construction is scheduled to start this year and be completed by 2025.