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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

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Mentone Station – car park closure


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

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Mentone Station – pedestrian access changes


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Ramp access between Como Parade East and the Mentone Station forecourt will be closed on Monday 26 October.


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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Cheltenham and Mentone community update – August 2020

17 Aug 2020

Our crews in Cheltenham and Mentone successfully completed the longest rail closure undertaken on a level crossing removal project, with up to 1700 people working around the clock for 57 days.

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.


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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