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.
Park Road, Cheltenham – temporary road closure
Park Road, Cheltenham will be closed to vehicles between Hall Street and the Cheltenham Park gate from 7:00am Friday 25 October to 7:00am Monday 28 October 2019.
Bus route 822 – service changes
From 6:00am Friday 25 October to 6:00am Monday 28 October, bus route 822 will miss stops along Park Road, Cheltenham.
Frankston line – buses replacing trains
Buses will replace trains between Caulfield and Mordialloc from 9:45pm Friday 8 November to last train on Sunday 10 November 2019.
Publications04 Oct 2019
Works are underway to remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Balcombe Road in Mentone and at Park and Charman roads in Cheltenham.31 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.
Charman Road, Cheltenham
Cheltenham and Mentone Information Hub
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Halloween at the Cheltenham and Mentone Hub
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