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Carnegie and Murrumbeena Will See Less Congestion

By Matt Hurlston

The removal of four level crossings across Melbourne as part of a multi-billion dollar rail project will help ease congestion in areas such as Carnegie and Murrumbeena.

Owners of Carnegie real estate and properties in nearby areas will be pleased by a recent announcement from Victoria Premier Denis Napthine regarding the proposed removal.

Dr Napthine introduced a $2-2.5 billion rail project on March 6. 

The Rail Corridor Project will "cater for growth in Melbourne's southeast as part of the government's broader plan to provide a 21st century rail service with more trains, carrying more people, more often," according to the official statement.

While a significant portion of the project involves the transformation of the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines, the removal of four level crossings closer to the Melbourne CBD will be welcome news for residents of real estate in Carnegie and Murrumbeena. 

Minister for Public Transport and Roads Terry Mulder stated the removal of level crossings – including those in Murrumbeena Road and Carnegie's Koornang Road – will "improve traffic flow" and bottlenecks in road networks.

Minister for Planning Matthew Guy made a visit to the Carnegie level crossing on March 8, noting that the delays caused by the crossing can significantly hold up traffic. 

As part of the Rail Corridor Project, Carnegie railway station will be rebuilt.

If you're thinking of a great area to buy a family home in that has strong transport infrastructure, call Matt Hurlston at Ray White Carnegie today.

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