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Level crossing removed

Works to remove the Swanpool Avenue level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and Swanpool Avenue will be closed to vehicles.

Argyle Avenue will have new road connection at the current level and Thames Promenade will be extended to the Nepean Highway. The Chelsea Road level crossing will also be closed to vehicles.

The new road connection between Thames Promenade and the Nepean Highway will create a direct connection to major arterial roads, including the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and future Mordialloc Freeway.

A new Chelsea Station, with improved pedestrian and bus connections, will be built as part of the project.

The boom gates at the three Chelsea level crossings can be down for up to 40 per cent of 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.

Construction starts 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 overseeing the removal of 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Melbourne by 2025.

Current disruptions

14 Apr 2020 1586786400 1641041940 to Jan 2022

Chelsea Station – car park closures


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Up to 30 car spaces in the Chelsea Station car park will be closed from Tuesday 14 April 2020 until 2022.

16 Apr 2020 1586959200 1601560740 to Oct 2020

Station Street, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – lane, car park and footpath closures

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From Wednesday 16 April to October 2020, there may be short periods of lane, carpark or footpath closures at some locations along Station Street through Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.


50 level crossings under contract

50 level crossings under contract

11 Dec 2019
Station designs announced for Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

Station designs announced for Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach

09 Dec 2019

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Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach – Vegetation removal

24 Mar 2020

To prepare for the Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach level crossing removals vegetation removal will take place from late March to May 2022.

Southern Program Alliance Policies

05 Mar 2020

Safety, cultural diversity, procurement and quality policies of the Southern Program Alliance.


Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea

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