The level crossing at Edithvale Road, Edithvale is being 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 started 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 removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.
Current works notices
Edithvale Station – car park closure
The Edithvale Station car park will close from Wednesday 1 July 2020 to early 2022.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – impacts to pedestrian crossings
There will be impacts to pedestrian crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from August 2020 to late 2021.
Bus routes 706 and 902 – stop closures
Bus Routes 706 (to Mordialloc) and 902 (to Airport West) will not service selected bus stops from Friday 4 September 2020 to early 2022.
Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – changed traffic conditions
There will be changed traffic conditions along Station Street, between Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach from September 2020 through to early 2022. Changes include lane closures, reduced speeds, parking closures, footpath closures and bike lane closures.
Nepean Highway, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane closures
Nepean Highway will be reduced to two northbound lanes and one southbound lane between Birdwood Street, Aspendale and the Patterson River bridge, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to early 2022.
Bonbeach – various lane closures, car parking and access changes
There will be various lane closures, car parking and access changes on Nepean Highway, Station Street, Breeze Street, Monica Avenue and York Street, Bonbeach from Monday 5 October 2020 to late 2021.
Fraser Avenue, Edithvale – changed vehicle access
There will be ongoing changes to vehicle access along Fraser Avenue between Station Street and French Avenue between Friday 20 November 2020 and early May 2021.
Bondi Road level crossing and Station Street intersection, Bonbeach – road closure
Bondi Road is closed to vehicles at the level crossing and at the Station Street intersection from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 28 April.
Station Street, Bonbeach – road closure
Station Street, Bonbeach will be closed between Bondi Road and Broadway from 7am Thursday 8 April to 6pm Wednesday 16 June.
Sherwood Avenue, Chelsea – road closure
Vehicle access between Sherwood Avenue and Station Street will be closed from Monday 19 April to Friday 30 April, between 7am and 6pm each day.
Publications14 Apr 2021
A new substation will be built in Chelsea to replace the existing one and meet the power supply requirements for more trains through this section of the Frankston line.13 Apr 2021
We're building a new substation at Edithvale to meet the power supply requirements for more trains through this section of the Frankston line, helping to minimise disruptions to train services.