Frankston line – new shared use path fact sheet
29 Jun 2020
Improvements to walking and cycling
The Victorian Government is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line that will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains to run more often.
More than 11 kilometres of new shared use paths will connect Edithvale to Frankston as part of level crossing removal works, enhancing walking and cycling connections along the Frankston line and creating active transport options for everyone in the community.
The alignment of the new shared use path follows the rail corridor, improving connections to public transport and new community open spaces being built as part of level crossing removal works in Seaford and Carrum.
The path will provide safe and easy links to local beaches, existing walking trails and areas of interest.
The first stage of shared use path is open from Frankston to Seaford Station with works continuing along the Frankston line until 2022.
In both Carrum and Seaford we will be planting thousands of new plants as part of the revitalisation of those areas.
In Seaford we’ve planted more than 100,000 trees, shrubs and low-lying vegetation as part of the new open space and a further 100,00 will be planted along the new shared use path. In Carrum 80,000 trees and plants will be planted, including over 500 indigenous trees such as yellow gums, bottlebrushes and native willows.
The varieties of native and indigenous trees and plants that were selected will provide shade and wind protection and are resistant to airborne salt.
During our community engagement we heard residents wanted local Indigenous culture incorporated into the final design. Through consultation with the local Bunurong community we have incorporated symbols belonging to traditional owners to showcase the rich Indigenous history of the area.
Local indigenous artists have created artwork that incorporates various design elements such as illustrations of coastal landscapes and native wildlife.
Around Carrum Station there will be bike hoops outside the station providing parking spaces for 54 bikes and a new Parkiteer cage which will provide safe and secure storage for 26 bikes.
The new path will also link to parkiteers and bike hoops at the new stations, giving local commuters a safe and active option to connect to trains along the Frankston line.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach
More than four kilometres of new shared use path will be built as part of works to remove five level crossings, improving connections to public transport, local shops and the beach. We've heard the importance of pedestrian connections across the Frankston line to access local shops and the beach.
As part of these projects, we're looking at how east-west connections across Station Street, the Frankston line and Nepean Highway can be made safer and will have more information available later this year.
Level crossing removal works start in 2020 and five level crossings will be gone by 2022.
A new shared use path along Station Street will run from Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach to a new walking and cycling underpass at Eel Race Road, connecting Carrum's four new community open spaces.
Ramps at the new Karrum Karrum bridge provide links to Patterson River walking trails and the new Yarning Circle and urban marker.
More connections across Station Street and Nepean Highway will make it safer and easier to get to the beach, local shops and Carrum Station.
The new shared use path has been designed to minimise road crossings so locals can enjoy safe and easy access to the things they love about their bayside communities. Where the path meets road traffic, signalised and zebra pedestrian crossings provide safe and easy access across roads.
Improved walking and cycling connections created across the project provide more ways for the community to safely access public transport, local shops and the beach.
Six kilometres of shared use path will improve connections to public transport, local beaches and link new community open spaces to existing walking trails and areas of interest.
We've worked closely with the Seaford RSL and Kananook Creek Association throughout the design and construction of the new shared use path. A boardwalk-style path has been adopted in key areas near Seaford Station and the Seaford RSL to minimise removal of mature vegetation and maintain the significance of these spaces.
The path will provide improved access to walking trails along Kananook Creek with entry points near the Seaford RSL, at Armstrongs Road and just south of Coolibar Avenue.
The path links to 1.2 kilometres of shared path built as part of the Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal project.
Frankston's new community open space includes more than 900 square metres of landscaped garden and native planting along the new shared use path.
|Mid to late 2020|
*Please note that the timeline above is subject to change.
Completed section of the share use path in Seaford
Symbol representing the Bunurong people
Yarning circle and urban marker at Karrum Karrum Bridge
New community open space and playground in RF Miles Reserve
Indigenous artwork at Seaford Road
Shared Use Path opening in Seaford
New Carrum Station forecourt. Artist's impression only, subject to change.
McLeod Road extension to the beach and new foreshore park. Artist's impression only, subject to change.