Major works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham.
At Cheltenham, 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 crossing at nearby Balcombe Road, Mentone. All three will be gone for good by late 2020.
A new Cheltenham Station will be built as part of the project, while the existing station buildings will be removed and refurbished.
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.
Cheltenham Station – car park closure
Cheltenham Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until mid 2021.
Cheltenham 3P car park closure
The three-hour (3P) short-term car spaces in the triangular car park next to Cheltenham Station will close on Tuesday 28 January until mid 2021.
Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham – road and shared use path closure
Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham will be closed to through traffic until mid 2020. The shared use path between Stanley Avenue and Charman Road will also be closed until late 2020.
Cheltenham Station closure
Cheltenham Station is now closed until Monday 17 August 2020.
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.
Charman Road, Cheltenham – level crossing closure
The Charman Road, Cheltenham level crossing will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians between Station Road and Blagdon Street from Saturday 23 May until 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.
Park Road, Cheltenham – level crossing closure
The Park Road, Cheltenham level crossing will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians between Hall Street and Churchill Avenue from Saturday 23 May until Monday 8 June.
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 level crossing removal project in Cheltenham, there will be changes to parking on Charman Road and footpath improvements in the area.
Charman Road, Cheltenham
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.