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Level crossing removed

Works to remove the Argyle Avenue level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.

Thames Promenade will also be extended to the Nepean Highway. The Swanpool Avenue and Chelsea Road level crossings will be closed to vehicles.

The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.

A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.

The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.

Construction starts this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

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On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Current disruptions

02 Feb 2020 1580562000 1581857940 to 16 Feb 2020

Frankston line – buses replace trains


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Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.


50 level crossings under contract

50 level crossings under contract

11 Dec 2019
Station designs announced for Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

Station designs announced for Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

09 Dec 2019

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New Chelsea Station factsheet

09 Dec 2019

The new Chelsea Station is designed to enhance connections around the area.

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – early site works

21 Nov 2019

Early geotechnical investigations help us understand important ground conditions and locate underground services across the project area.


Argyle Avenue, Chelsea

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