16 May 2022
As part of Victoria’s Big Build, we’re removing 20 dangerous and congested level crossings and building 13 new stations - as part of a more than $4 billion upgrade on the Frankston Line. These works will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains, more often.
We're removing two dangerous and congested level crossings at Neerim Road and Glen Huntly Road by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new Glenhuntly Station.
As part of these works, construction will take place 24/7 from 9pm Monday 30 May to 3am Friday 3 June 2022, in Glen Huntly and Caulfield East.
During this period, buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Caulfield and Mordialloc from Wednesday 1 June to last service Thursday 2 June. Route 67 trams will continue to operate along Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly.
Works taking place
- Realignment of the Combined Service Route (CSR) conduits for rail corridor services
- Signalling and cable installation
- Tree and vegetation removal
- Non-destructive digging and geotechnical investigations, including bore holes
- Construction of piling rig hardstands (piling pads)
- Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piling
- Continuation of property demolition for acquired properties on Queens Avenue
- Continuation of drainage and utilities works
- Installation of sheet piles and capping beams.
Impacts to local roads and carparks during works
The impacts to local roads from Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June will include:
- Derby Crescent: single lane closure and on-street parking impacts
- Neerim Road: shared user path closure adjacent to the railway
Impacts to travel by train
During works, buses will replace trains on the Frankston line between Caufield and Mordialloc from Wednesday 1 June to last service Thursday 2 June. Route 67 trams will continue to operate along Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly.
Ongoing impacts to local roads and carparks include:
- Station Place: Partial road closure and on-street parking will be busier near Watson Grove until mid August 2022 and full road closure from August 2022 until late 2022.
- Royal Avenue: Intermittent road closure in sections of Royal Avenue and busier on-street parking from May 2022 until June 2023.
- Dorothy Avenue: Continuation of intermittent road closures and driveway impacts until June 2022.
- Royal Avenue (Glenhuntly Station) carpark: Closure of the carpark from 31 May 2022 until early 2024.
Level Crossing Removal Project will work with Glen Eira City Council to ensure adequate communication is in place to communicate changes in parking availability.
What to expect during construction
From Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June, works will take place 24 hours a day. This means:
- Construction teams will need 24-hour access to site compounds and material laydown areas, including Leamington Crescent and Queens Avenue
- Noise will occur from machinery, such as piling, excavators and non-destructive digging equipment
- There will be an increase in workers, vehicles and equipment in the area
- Light towers will be installed in targeted places to illuminate construction works at night
- Signage and traffic management will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians during works
Managing noise, dust and vibration
During construction, we actively monitor noise and vibration levels to make sure they are within EPA noise control guidelines. To minimise noise, we:
- Limit out-of-hours works wherever we can
- Use quieter reversing alarms on our vehicles and machines
- Use temporary noise mounds and noise blankets where possible
- Keep our machines in good working order.
We use a range of measures to minimise the amount of dust generated and to keep the air clean, including:
- Planning earthworks on less windy days
- Staging work to minimise the areas exposed to wind
- Spraying exposed areas with water, especially on hot and windy days
- Covering truck loads and stockpiles
- Reducing the speed of construction vehicles
- Monitoring air quality to ensure EPA Guidelines are met.
To keep an eye on dust levels close to the project area we use dust monitors. These are installed next to our work site and help manage dust by monitoring air quality on a regular basis.
Staying in touch
For station journey planning, customer service and up-to-date timetable information, visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007. Sign up for email updates or call 1800 105 105.
Email updates are sent with the latest information about the Glen Huntly Level Crossing Removal Project, and our team is regularly updating our website and social media channels with information. You can also sign up to text message alerts for major traffic and construction impacts for Glen Huntly and Caulfield East by texting ‘GH’ to 0429 839 892.
Please contact us on 1800 105 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak to a member of the project team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.