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.
Mentone Station – car park closure
To enable level crossing works to take place, Mentone Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until late 2020.
Mitchell Street, Mentone – permanent pedestrian crossing closure
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.
Mentone Station closure
Mentone Station is now closed until Monday 3 August.
Como Parade East, Mentone – changed traffic conditions
Como Parade East, Mentone will become one way towards Warrigal Road from Tuesday 28 April until late July.
Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 – bus stop closures
Bus routes 708, 811, 812, 825 and 903 will not service selected bus stops from first bus Thursday 14 May to last bus Monday 22 June.
Balcombe Road, Mentone - level crossing closure
The Balcombe Road, Mentone level crossing will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians between Swanston Street and Granary Lane from 1am Thursday 14 May to Tuesday 23 June.
Moorabbin, Mordialloc and Frankston stations – car park closures
There will be car park closures at Moorabbin, Mordialloc and Frankston stations from Monday 18 May to Sunday 26 July.
Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 822, 922 and 923 – bus stop closures
Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 822, 922 and 923 will not service selected bus stops from first bus Saturday 23 May to last bus Thursday 11 June.
Frankston line – buses replace trains
Buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin and Mordialloc from 11.30pm Saturday 23 May to Monday 27 July. Buses will also replace trains on other sections of the Frankston line throughout this time.
Publications21 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.19 May 2020
As part of the Mentone level crossing removal, there will be changes to parking and footpath improvements in the area.
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.