Five more level crossings on the Frankston line to be gone by November
01 Jul 2021
Work is ramping up later this month at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to remove 5 more dangerous and congested level crossings and create 3 new stations on the Frankston line.
After a period of just over 3 months, residents, traders and commuters through the area are set to benefit from reduced congestion, improved safety and more trains running more often.
The major works start on Sunday 25 July when the current Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach Stations will close for demolition.
If you live, work, go to school or commute through the area then you should prepare for changes to the way you travel.
Train services will be impacted by the works. Buses will replace trains on sections of the Frankston and Stony Point lines from Sunday 25 July to Monday 2 August. Trains will then run express through the stations for 6 weeks, until a further 2 month line closure and construction blitz from Monday 13 September until November.
Shuttle buses will operate to connect locals to train services, shops and schools during the disruptions. Some local roads will be closed for about two months from July to October, and commuters and residents should prepare for major disruptions at several east-west connections across the Frankston line.
- Chelsea Road level crossing will close permanently on Sunday 19 July
- Argyle Avenue level crossing will close from Wednesday 21 July to early October
- Bondi Road level crossing will close from Friday 23 July to early October
- Edithvale Road level crossing will close from Sunday 25 July to early October
- Swanpool Avenue level crossing will close permanently on Wednesday 29 September
Visit our consolidated disruptions page to see all travel changes throughout Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach in the coming months.
As part of the work, Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway. The extension will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.
The 5 level crossing removals were combined to reduce the disruption period and then fast-tracked to be gone by 2021 – an unprecedented timeframe for one of the biggest projects we’ve ever undertaken.
In total, the Victorian Government is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line.