A new train storage facility will be built in Kananook to replace the existing train storage facility in Carrum and provide capacity to accommodate more trains in the future following completion of the Metro Tunnel project. The site will have enough space to house three times the number of trains that can currently be stored at Carrum.
Train storage facilities are where trains are parked while not in operation. Typically, trains return to a storage facility at the end of service and are stored overnight until they are required. While there, the trains are cleaned internally and prepared for the next day's service. This includes removing waste, minor maintenance and routine inspections.
Train storage facilities help make sure train services across the rail network are operating as efficiently and reliably as possible.
For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.
Across the Frankston line, work to remove level crossings is well underway. Three are already gone and Skye/Overton Road in Frankston is under construction, to be completed in 2018.
On 24 November 2017, the Minister for Planning designated the project area under section 95 of the Major Transport Projects Facilitation Act 2009.