Full steam ahead for the new Frankston Station
20 Feb 2018
Frankston’s new train station is a step closer, with work on the multimillion dollar transformation to kick off this month and be complete by the end of 2018.
The Level Crossing Removal Authority will oversee the project and minimise disruption by coordinating work with the nearby Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal.
The Victorian Government has awarded the project contract to an alliance led by John Holland and KBR. The new station is part of the government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment.
Genton Architecture emerged from a field of 39 to unanimously win the architectural design competition. The firm has been working with government to develop and refine the design, which includes a distinctive new canopy and buildings, upgrades to the entrance and passenger facilities.
Other improvements to the area, include new public plazas and walkways, aimed at creating a thriving, modern shopping and transport hub. The result will be a safe, modern and welcoming gateway to a revitalised Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
Work will begin this month, starting with utility service relocation and technical surveys, followed by major construction and a temporary station closure from mid-year. Temporary station facilities and rail replacement buses will transport commuters along the line while the station is demolished and rebuilt.