Issue #5

What's happening

Station closures

On Friday 25 March, Ormond and McKinnon stations will close to allow for the construction of new modern transport interchanges and the next phase of level crossing removal works.

McKinnon Station is expected to reopen in early August and Ormond Station in late August. Bentleigh

Station will close in early June and will reopen in late August.

Further works will then be undertaken at all three stations to complete internal and external finishes.

Easter disruptions

The next major works will take place at Easter, from 8pm on Thursday 24 March until 5am on Tuesday 5 April 2016.

This work program has been extended to 10 full days, so that we can cover additional works. During this time we will finalise the bridge deck at McKinnon Road and fully construct the bridge deck at Centre Road.

These works will involve full road closures at McKinnon Road and Centre Road at the level crossings. Pedestrian access across the level crossings will be maintained at all times, with detours in place.

Frankston line

Buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Caulfield and Moorabbin/Mordialloc from Friday 25 March until Sunday 3 April.

Importantly, by constructing the bridge decks in advance, we will be able to minimise disruption to all three major roads when the rail line is closed for five weeks in June 2016. At that time, we will excavate underneath the bridge decks to form part of the lowered rail cutting.

The project team would like to thank the community for their ongoing support and patience in dealing with the planned road and rail disruptions. We understand disruptions can be annoying but it's about time these crossings were removed.

Building your new stations

Major changes will take place at all three stations to allow us to move ahead with works. This includes full closure of the station car parks, followed by closure of the stations themselves.

During the station closures, Frankston line trains will not stop at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh stations.

For train users, train replacement buses will operate along Jasper Road, between Caulfield and Moorabbin/Mordialloc stations. Where possible, commuters are encouraged to walk to bus replacement bus stops.

Please note from 4 April at Glenhuntly and Patterson stations, trains will operate from platforms 2 and 3.

Station Change Timing

Closures

Closure of Newham Grove car park 1 March to late 2016

Closure of Nicholson Street car park 1 March to late 2016

Closure of McKinnon and Centre roads from 8pm on Thursday 24 March to 5am on Tuesday 5 April (open to pedestrians).

Closure of Ormond station 25 March to late August

Closure of McKinnon station 25 March to early August

Closure of Bentleigh station 11pm on 3 June to late August

Out of hours works

To make sure construction works are undertaken safely and with the least possible disruption to train services, some works are required out of hours.

Upcoming out of hours works and associated road closures are detailed below.

Until late March works will be 24/7 during this period (excluding Sundays)

  • Ground reinforcement works between McKinnon Road and Brewer Road (east side of the track)
  • Medium level noise will be associated with these works

Thursday 24 March to Monday 4 April Works will be 24/7 during this period

  • Ground reinforcement and bridge works at McKinnon and Centre roads
  • Other works along the corridor between Glenhuntly and Patterson stations (further details will be provided closer to the date)
  • Medium to high level noise will be associated with these works

Buses to replace trains between Caulfield and Mordialloc from the first service on Friday 25 March to the last service on Monday 28 March. Buses to replace trains between Caulfield and Moorabbin from the first service on Tuesday 29 March to the last service on Sunday 3 April.

McKinnon and Centre roads closed from 8pm on Thursday 24 March to 5am on Tuesday 5 April (open to pedestrians).

Saturday 25 June to Monday 1 August

Works will be 24/7 during this period

  • Major construction work along the Frankston line between Ormond and Bentleigh
  • High level noise and construction impacts will be associated with these works

Dates are subject to confirmation and will be updated in subsequent newsletters and other notification letters to directly impacted businesses and residents.

Major road closure dates

Below are the major road closure dates for North, McKinnon and Centre roads (three days or more)

North Road

None planned during March/April

McKinnon Road 

8pm on Thursday 24 March to 5am on Tuesday 5 April (Easter)

Centre Road 

8pm on Thursday 24 March to 5am on Tuesday 5 April (Easter)

Dates are subject to confirmation and will be updated in subsequent newsletters.

Local businesses are open at all times during these closures. We encourage people to shop locally from North, McKinnon and Centre roads and support your local community and businesses. Please visit northmckinnoncentre.com.au for further information.

Bus diversions

From 8pm on Thursday 24 March to the last service on Monday 4 April bus routes 626, 701, 703 and Night Bus 979 will have diversions in place due to the McKinnon and Centre road closures.

For further journey planning and service information visit ptvc.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007 6am - midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday).

North McKinnon Centre project construction milestones

July 2015

Site established.

September 2015

Completed ground reinforcement works for retaining walls on each side of the existing rail line.

January 2016

Closed North Road, McKinnon Road and the rail line for nine days to construct the bridge decks.

March 2016

Close Centre Road and the rail line for three days for services, signalling and overhead works.

Easter 2016

Close McKinnon Road, Centre Road and the rail line for ten days to construct bridge decks.

Early to mid-2016

Close Ormond Station, McKinnon Station and Bentleigh Station until late 2016.

June/July 2016

Closure of the rail line for five weeks to excavate and reconstruct the rail line and remove the boom gates at the level crossings.

Late 2016

Project due for completion.

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