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.
Mentone Station – car park closure
Mentone Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 to late 2020.
Mentone – shared use path closure
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.
Como Parade East, Mentone – changed traffic conditions
Como Parade East, Mentone will become one way towards Warrigal Road from Tuesday 28 April to mid August.
Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 – stop closures
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.
Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 – bus stop closure
Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 will not stop at the Mentone Station bus interchange from Tuesday 23 June to late 2020.
Publications16 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.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
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.