5 May 2016
Construction is ramping up this winter to remove three more dangerous level crossings along the Frankston line. There will also be major works happening on four level crossing removals along the Belgrave/Lilydale line.
From 9:00pm on 24 June until 31 July 2016, buses will replace trains on a section of the Frankston line for 37 days. This will allow intensive construction works to lower the train line under North Road, McKinnon Road and Centre Road and start rebuilding the stations at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh.
When train services resume on 1 August 2016, the level crossings at these three sites will be gone for good and trains will travel under the roads. The new stations at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh will open progressively throughout August.
Buses will replace trains between Caulfield and Moorabbin stations and on the Stony Point line during this time and commuters are encouraged to allow more travel time.
Thanks to previous completion of bridge decks at North, McKinnon and Centre Roads, these roads will remain open to traffic for most of the construction.
During the rail works, North Road will remain open with some lane closures at times to enable construction of Ormond Station. Centre and McKinnon roads will be closed at the level crossings over the weekend of 25-26 June 2016, followed by regular overnight closures.
Work is also ramping up to remove a further four level crossings on the Belgrave/Lilydale line.
From 2-10 July 2016, buses will replace trains on parts of the Belgrave/Lilydale line for major construction works for the level crossing removals at Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, and Blackburn Road and Heatherdale Road.
These works will focus heavily on piling activities as well as the construction of road bridges, in preparation for major works over summer.