Frankston line construction blitz starts
The decades old Frankston Station has been demolished, marking the start of a winter construction blitz on the Frankston line.
The works beginning on 4 May 2018 mark the start of a blitz to not only build a new station at Frankston but also remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road, preparing it for elevated rail. Laying of temporary track at Seaford is also underway.
Construction of the new rail bridges over the Skye/Overton Road level crossing are set to be completed by 17 June 2018.
The new Frankston Station precinct will be fully complete by the end of the year.
Further up the line at the Seaford Road level crossing, the project team will use the opportunity of the rail line closure to build more than a kilometre of temporary track. This will allow trains to continue running through Seaford while the majority of future works take place.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority continues to work closely with public transport operators, VicRoads and other key stakeholders to ensure that these important rail upgrades are completed safely and efficiently.
On the Frankston line, the Victorian Government is removing 10 more level crossings and rebuilding six more train stations, following the completion of station and level crossing upgrades at Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh.
Temporary travel changes
- Buses will replace trains between Frankston and Carrum – and on the entire Stony Point line – from the first service on 4 May to the last service on 17 June (up to 30 minutes of additional travel time expected).
- Skye/Overton Road will be closed at the level crossing until Sunday 17 June.
- The southbound lane of Young Street will be closed until Monday 25 June.
- Seaford Road will be closed at the level crossing from Wednesday 9 May to Saturday 19 May.
View our Disruptions page for travel information.
Image: View of the Frankston Station demolition works from the rail line
Image: A skid-steer loader moving bricks during the Frankston Station demolition
Image: Aerial shot of Frankston Station demolition works