Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal
To design the lighting for five new elevated train stations as well as their surrounding public realms.
The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal (CTD) project comprised the replacement of nine dangerous rail level crossings with five elevated railway stations along one of Melbourne’s busiest transport corridors. By elevating the line and stations, this project presented an opportunity to transform an extensive tract of land within Melbourne’s metropolitan zone into a new linear park. For decades, this rail corridor had acted as a major barrier to urban permeability, adding to road congestion, limiting links between suburbs and restricting the introduction of new rail services. The Cox Architecture design proposed an elevated viaduct with a consistent architectural expression across the five station precincts. Each was conceived as a unique community hub, consisting at ground level of an urban plaza and pod-like structures for information and bike storage. The lighting design plays a huge role in creating a space that meets the requirements of safety and design as well as highlighting the striking Architecture.