Major works are underway in Carrum to remove three dangerous and congested level crossings and build a new Carrum Station.
The project will also create a new direct road connection between McLeod Road to Nepean Highway, improving travel times and creating safer connections for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The first major milestone to improve connections in Carrum was the opening of Karrum Karrum Bridge – linking the Bonbeach and Carrum communities and allows the closing of the Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach level crossing for good.
The project will create over 1.2 hectares of new community open spaces, equivalent to two soccer fields, as part of Carrum’s $50 million revitalisation.
Four new areas will transform Carrum – a foreshore park, a village green between Station Street and Nepean Highway, a town square at the new Carrum Station main entrance and a station garden at the second entrance near Walkers Road.
The Eel Race Road and Mascot Avenue level crossings will close in early 2020.
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.
Carrum Station car park closed – alternative parking
The Carrum Station car park is closed until early 2020. Alternative all-day parking is available at Seaford North Reserve and Chelsea Library.
Carrum Station – closure
Carrum Station is now closed and will reopen in early 2020. Trains are running express through Carrum with shuttle buses operating between Seaford and Bonbeach stations to connect locals to train services
Carrum Station – bus stop changes
Due to level crossing removal works at Carrum Station the PTV 857 and 970 bus stop outside Carrum Station will be relocated from Station Street to McLeod Road from Saturday 9 March 2019 to early 2020.
Kananook Station – Car park changes
From Monday 1 April 2019 to mid 2020 up to 20 car spaces will be closed in the Kananook Station car park. There will also be a full closure of the car park from 9pm Thursday 5 December to 4am Monday 9 December.
Nepean Highway and Station Street, Carrum – Reduced speed limit
The speed limit on Station Street and Nepean Highway in Carrum has been reduced to 40 kilometres per hour from June 2019 to July 2020.
Nepean Highway, Carrum – No standing zone
During major words, the parking lane on Nepean Highway between Carrum Station and Eel Race Road is a no standing zone between 6:30am and 9:30am each day until mid 2020, to keep traffic flowing during the morning peak.
Nepean Highway and Station Street, Carrum – Pedestrian access across the rail line
Pedestrian access at the Station Street level crossing is permanently closed. A temporary pedestrian crossing with automatic gates is open opposite Tregent Lane to provide safe access across the rail line during major works in Carrum.
Nepean Highway, Carrum – heavy vehicle activity
There will be significant construction vehicle activity on Nepean Highway from Friday 19 July to the end of November 2019.
Station Street, Carrum – parking changes
On-street parking will be unavailable along Station Street, Carrum from Friday 18 October 2019 to Monday 9 December 2019.
Frankston line – buses replace trains
Buses replace trains on the Frankston line between Moorabbin, Frankston and Stony Point from 1am Sunday 2 February to last train Sunday 16 February 2020.
Publications12 Dec 2019
The new modern Carrum station will make it safer and easier to get to public transport, local shops and the beach with entrances at McLeod Road and Walkers Road for improved access.20 Nov 2019
Piers and beams have been installed and the new rail bridge is taking shape.