Initial works to remove the level crossings at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham are underway. This involves demolition of vacated properties that are required for the Level Crossing Removal Project. Main construction is due to start in 2019.
At Cheltenham, the rail line will be lowered into a rail trench, with the roads to be rebuilt at their current level. A new Cheltenham Station will be built as part of the project.
Design development has included the potential for the existing timber station buildings to be repositioned (onsite or offsite) and repurposed.
Cheltenham Station – Car park closures
Due to construction activities near Cheltenham Station, there will be partial car park closures (up to 15 spaces) between Thursday 7 February to Saturday 23 February 2019.
Cheltenham – Shared use path closure
Due to construction activities, the shared path near Cheltenham Station between Park Road and Heather Grove will be temporarily closed from Thursday 28 February to Friday 1 March 2019.
Over the past few months there have been significant changes to the Frankston line, including the removal of the level crossings at Skye Road in Frankston and at Seaford Road in Seaford.
Over the course of May and June a construction blitz is underway to rebuild the new Frankston Station and remove the level crossing at Skye/Overton Road in Frankston.