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Level crossing removed

The dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone was removed in 2020.

At Mentone, the rail has been lowered into a rail trench, with the road rebuilt at its existing level.

This coincided with the removal of the crossings at nearby Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham.

All three level crossings are now gone for good.

The new Mentone Station opened on 20 July 2020. The existing heritage-listed station will be used in the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The new station location integrates with the Mentone Renaissance project.

The project will include more than three kilometres of walking and cycling paths connecting the Mentone and Cheltenham station precincts. It will also include landscaping, and improved lighting, accessibility and car parking, which will be completed by 2021.

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

Current disruptions

08 Aug 2019 1565186400 1609419540 to Dec 2020

Mentone Station – car park closure


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Mentone Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 to late 2020.

08 Aug 2019 1565186400 1625147940 to Jul 2021

Mentone – shared use path closure

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The shared use path north of Mentone Station between Balcombe Road and Patty Street will be closed from Thursday 8 August 2019 to mid 2021.

28 Apr 2020 1587996000 1598795940 to Aug 2020

Como Parade East, Mentone – changed traffic conditions


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Como Parade East, Mentone will become one way towards Warrigal Road from Tuesday 28 April to mid August.

12 Jun 2020 1591884000 1597154340 to Aug 2020

Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 – stop closures


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Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 will not stop at the Cheltenham Station bus stop on Charman Road from Friday 12 June to mid August 2020.

23 Jun 2020 1592834400 1606827540 to Dec 2020

Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 – bus stop closure


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Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 will not stop at the Mentone Station bus interchange from Tuesday 23 June to late 2020.


Rail gold: reusing rail in regional Victoria

Rail gold: reusing rail in regional Victoria

30 Jul 2020
Mentone Station opens early and Frankston line returns to service

Mentone Station opens early and Frankston line returns to service

20 Jul 2020

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Your new Mentone Station fact sheet

16 Jul 2020

Your new Mentone Station opened on Monday 20 July. It features seamless connections to the new Mentone Renaissance area and a modern station design to revitalise the station precinct.

Cheltenham and Mentone community update – May 2020

21 May 2020

Major construction begins on Sunday 24 May in Cheltenham and Mentone, when we will remove three level crossings, dig the rail trenches, lower the rail line under Park, Charman and Balcombe roads.


Balcombe Road, Mentone

Current events

Cheltenham and Mentone Information Hub

Based on current health advice we have decided to temporarily close our Cheltenham and Mentone Info Hub until further notice.

04 Jun 2019

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