Initial works to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Charman and Park roads in Cheltenham are underway. Main construction is due to start mid 2019.
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 until mid-2021
To enable level crossing works to take place, Cheltenham Station car park will close from Thursday 8 August 2019 until mid-2021.
Cheltenham Station – Pedestrian and cyclist access changes
To enable level crossing works to take place, pedestrian and cyclist detours will be required around the Cheltenham Station precinct from Thursday 8 August until mid-2021.
Cheltenham Station – Shared use path closure
The shared use path north of Cheltenham Station between Park Road and Heather Grove will be closed from late August 2019 to mid 2021.
Publications31 Jul 2019
The Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line.25 Jul 2019
We will be lowering the rail line into a trench at Cheltenham and Mentone, which requires extensive works either side of the existing rail tracks and tree and vegetation removal.
Charman Road, Cheltenham
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