26 June 2016

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan, Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos and Premier Daniel Andrews with the removed boom gate at Centre Road, Bentleigh

The dangerous and congested level crossings at Centre, McKinnon and North Roads are gone.

Crews of up to 1,000 people have worked around the clock to remove the three sets of boom gates as part of a 37 day rail closure on the Frankston line. 

Trains will return at the start of August, and the new stations at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh will be progressively opened to passengers over the month.

Significant works are now underway to excavate around 250,000 cubic metres of soil along the rail line. There are a number of local road closures and parking restrictions in place. For more information view the North, McKinnon, Centre webpage or phone our 24/7 community line on 1800 762 667.

Construction is underway at a further 15 crossings. By the end of 2018, work will be underway or complete on the removal of 35 of Victoria's worst crossings – including eight more on the Frankston line – with 50 crossings gone by 2022.

View the government media release.

Boom gate removal at Centre Road, Bentleigh

Boom gate removal at Centre Road, Bentleigh

Boom gate removal at Centre Road, Bentleigh

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