Works to remove the Edithvale Road level crossing will start in 2020.
The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.
The removal of this level crossing will include the construction of a new Edithvale Station, as well as a four-lane intersection with dedicated turning lanes over the rail line. This upgrade allows for the closure of the level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, with the next crossing at Edithvale Road only 500 metres away.
The boom gates at the Edithvale Road level crossing are down for an average of 42 minutes during the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.
The Edithvale–Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project was subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, due to its proximity to the Edithvale–Seaford Wetlands. In September 2018, the Minister for Planning’s Assessment of the EES for Edithvale and Bonbeach found that the rail-under-road option would not threaten the wetlands.
Construction starts this year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.
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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.
Station Street, Edithvale – lane closure
Station Street, Edithvale will be closed to northbound traffic for 50 metres, between Rae Avenue and Edithvale Road, from 9am to 3.30pm on Monday 17 February and Tuesday 18 February.
Publications07 Feb 2020
The removal of five level crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach means that boom gates will no longer bank up traffic waiting to cross the Frankston line in peak hours.04 Feb 2020
At Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach we’re building new modern stations designed to better connect commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to local activity hubs, community facilities and the beach.