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What in store for Carnegie transport?

By Matt Hurlston

One of the many benefits of living in Carnegie is easy access to excellent public transport systems: a must-have when you are living in the suburbs! However, as with any growing city, it is important for our infrastructure to keep up with the demands of the local populace.

This is exactly why is exactly why Carnegie has been targeted to be the recipient of intense train upgrades in the new 15-year plan from Infrastructure Australia.

Sweeping upgrades

The changes are coming about as a result of the Cranbourne-Pakenham railway upgrade, which has been described as a "high priority' initiative by Infrastructure Australia. Residents with real estate in Carnegie and surrounding suburbs can expect a newly-rebuilt station right on their doorstep, along with 37 cutting edge trains, upgraded rail lines and overall better train maintenance due to the construction of a brand new depot in Pakenham.

However, it isn't just public transport users that benefit from these upgrades. Public Transport Victoria describes how the nine level crossing removals will streamline the roads and ease congestion for regular drivers – it isn't just the trains hogging all the benefits!

Who wants to wait?

You might be thinking that such huge upgrade will take ages to complete – patience is a virtue and good things come in time after all. However, you don't have to be virtuous this time around. The level crossing works are due to begin this year, while the first delivery of the new trains is intended to appear in late 2018. That means you'll start seeing the decongestion benefits this year, and the full upgrade will be finished shortly afterwards.

So if you're looking for a community with solid transport options to and from the city centre, get into contact with Matt Hurlston and the team at Ray White Carnegie!

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