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Major construction to start this July in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

31 May 2021

Updated 10 June

Five more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line will be a step closer to removal when major works begin in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach in July.

Major construction will begin when buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point from 9pm Sunday 25 July to last service Sunday 1 August.

To enable level crossing removal works to take place, from late July to late 2021 there will be changes to the way you move around the area in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach, including level crossing and pedestrian crossing closures.

Edithvale Road, Chelsea Road, Argyle Avenue and Bondi Road level crossings will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

Wayfinding and customer service staff will on hand to assist people getting around the area. You can see further information about these changes in the map at the bottom of the page.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations will also close for demolition. Frankston line train services will run express through Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations from first service Monday 2 August until late 2021.

Shuttle buses will operate to connect locals to train services and shops during these times.

The work comes ahead of a two-month construction blitz in Spring which will transform the local area for the better. The existing train tracks will be lowered into a trench, road bridges will be built over the top, and three new stations will be built to make it easier for rail and road users to access local shops, the beach and public transport.

As part of the work, Thames Promenade will also 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.

These changes will make getting from A to B easier for almost 4000 commuters who use Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations on weekdays and more than 27,000 drivers who get stuck at the boom gates.

By the end of the year, the area will be level crossing free as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to remove 75 dangerous and congested level crossings by 2025. Eighteen of the crossings are on the Frankston line ­­­– representing a $3 billion dollar investment in Melbourne’s growing south-east.

Map of level crossing closures at Bondi Road, Edithvale Road, Argyle Avenue and Chelsea Road in July 2021

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