We’re building a new train storage facility —the Kananook Train Storage Facility—in Seaford.
The Station Street and Eel Race Road level crossing removals will mean that the Carrum train storage facility, which is used to park and clean trains, will need to be moved.
In addition, building the Metro Tunnel Project will mean more trains can run on the Frankston Line, and we will need to store more trains than existing storage provides for.
The new purpose-built yards in Seaford will be about 200 metres from Kananook Station.
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 again.
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.
Without train storage facilities, trains would need to travel long distances without passengers before starting services, which reduces the number of services that can run during the day.
The Kananook Train Storage Facility will be built to accommodate future growth on the Frankston Line.
The construction of a new facility at the Kananook site in Seaford does not affect any future decisions to extend the electrified train network to Baxter and build another facility there.
Discussions relating to a train storage facility and the electrification of the train line to Baxter form part of a potential long-term vision for the future of the rail network, and are the responsibility of Public Transport Victoria.
For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.
Expressions of Interest for Frankston level crossing removals
We are one step closer to removing more dangerous and congested level crossings along the Frankston line.
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.
Removing the level crossings in Carrum requires relocating the Carrum train storage facility to a new purpose-built facility in Seaford, approximately 200 metres from Kananook Station.
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