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Level crossing removed

Major works are underway in Mentone to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road.

At Mentone, the rail line will be lowered into a rail trench, with the roads to be rebuilt at their current level.

This will coincide with the removal of the crossings at nearby Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham. All three will be gone for good by late 2020.

A new Mentone Station will be built as part of the project, with the existing heritage-listed station used in the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The new station location will integrate 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.

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

Mentone Station – temporary closure

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Mentone Station will close temporarily from 4am Sunday 2 February to 4am Sunday 16 February.

31 Jan 2020 1580389200 1581944340 to 17 Feb 2020

Moorabbin, Mordialloc and Frankston stations – car parking closures

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There will be temporary car space closures at Moorabbin, Mordialloc and Frankston station car parks from 4am Friday 31 January to 4am Monday 17 February.

13 Jan 2020 1578834000 1585573140 to Mar 2020

Balcombe Road, Mentone – lane closures

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There will be alternating lane closures on Balcombe Road, Mentone between Swanston Street and the roundabout on Como Parade West from Monday 13 January to Monday 30 March 2020.

13 Jan 2020 1578834000 1578834000

Mitchell Street, Mentone – permanent pedestrian crossing closure

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The pedestrian crossing at Mitchell Street on Como Parade East and Como Parade West, between Mentone Station and Warrigal Road will permanently close on Monday 13 January 2020.

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.

21 Aug 2019 1566309600 1609333140 to Dec 2020

Bus routes 708, 811 and 812 – stop closure

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Bus routes 708 (to Carrum), 811 and 812 (to Dandenong) will not stop at The Como Parade/Kilbreda College bus stop in Mentone from Wednesday 21 August 2019 to late 2020.

08 Aug 2019 1565186400 1625061540 to Jun 2021

Mentone Station – 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.

13 Jan 2020 1578834000 1585573140 to Mar 2020

Mentone Station – Pedestrian access changes

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Pedestrian and cyclist detours will be in place around the Mentone Station precinct and on Balcombe Road, Mentone between Swanston Street and the level crossing at various times in January, February and March 2020.

08 Aug 2019 1565186400 1609419540 to Dec 2020

Mentone Station car park closure until late 2020

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To enable level crossing works to take place, Mentone Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until late 2020.

News

Mentone Garden Party and design reveal

Mentone Garden Party and design reveal

22 Jan 2020
Three more level crossings gone on the Frankston line by the end of 2020

Three more level crossings gone on the Frankston line by the end of 2020

09 Jan 2020

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Publications

Mentone Station Gardens factsheet

21 Jan 2020

Work will begin on the new Mentone Station precinct early this year. The new station design will preserve Mentone’s rich rail history while upgrading the station precinct.

Mentone and Cheltenham sustainability factsheet

23 Dec 2019

We’re doing our bit to help the environment as works progress to remove 18 level crossings and build 12 new stations along the Frankston line.

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Balcombe Road, Mentone

Current events

Cheltenham and Mentone Information Hub

Drop in to our information hub and chat to our experts about the level crossing removal works in Cheltenham and Mentone.

04 Jun 2019

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Design reveal - your new Mentone Station Gardens

We're revitalising the Mentone Station Gardens with more green space, landscaping and a new heritage deck over the rail trench. Meet our experts and chat about major works coming up in the area.

18 Jan 2020

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