The level crossings at Neerim Road and Glen Huntly Road in Glen Huntly will be two of 16 crossings removed by the Level Crossing Removal Authority along the Frankston line.
The removal of these level crossings will include the construction of a new Glenhuntly Station.
The boom gates at these sites can be down for up to 58 per cent of the 7:00am to 9:00am peak, when up to 40 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans involve increasing trains running on the Frankston line, meaning more boom gate downtime.
The Neerim Road level crossing was identified as a priority site for removal in the Victorian Government’s Site Prioritisation Framework.
Prioritising level crossings for removal is a complex task, with no simple answer. This is because there are a range of different factors which may warrant removal of a level crossing.
Using the Site Prioritisation Framework, crossings at Glen Huntly Road and Neerim Road in Glen Huntly have been identified as priority sites for future removal.