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 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.
Frankston line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.
Park Road, Cheltenham – temporary road closure
Park Road, Cheltenham will be closed from Wednesday 15 January to Wednesday 22 January 2020.
Charman Road, Cheltenham – temporary road closure
Charman Road, Cheltenham will be closed between Blagdon Street and Station Road from 1am Saturday 1 February to Friday 6 March 2020.
Stanley Avenue, Cheltenham – road closure
Stanley Avenue will be closed to vehicles at the rail line from 5am Wednesday 29 January until Monday 17 February 2020.
Charman Road, Cheltenham – pedestrian access and shared use path changes
The pedestrian level crossing on the station side of Charman Road will be closed from Monday 13 January until Monday 20 January 2020. The shared use path between Stanley Avenue and Charman Road in Cheltenham will close from Wednesday 29 January 2020 until late 2020.
Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 – service changes
Bus routes 600, 811, 812, 922 and 923 are being disrupted by road detours at Charman Road, Cheltenham from Saturday 1 February to Friday 6 March 2020
Bus route 822 – service changes
Bus route 822 will be disrupted by road detours from Wednesday 15 January to Wednesday 22 January 2020.
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.
Publications23 Dec 2019
We’re doing our bit to help the environment as works progress to remove 18 level crossings and build 12 new stations along the Frankston line.18 Dec 2019
We started foundation works for the rail trench in Cheltenham in November, with more than 140 piles installed so far.
Charman Road, Cheltenham
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