We’re getting rid of more dangerous and congested boom gates on the Frankston Line.

The Victorian Government has committed to removing 75 dangerous and congested level crossings by 2025. With 47 already gone the project is ahead of schedule so another 10 have been added to make it 85 level crossings gone by 2025.

We're removing 20 level crossings on the Frankston Line. 11 are already gone, 7 are going and now we have added another 2 including:

  • Warrigal Road, Mentone
  • Parkers Road, Parkdale

Removing these crossings will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains, more often.

These removals will not only create new jobs but importantly will give locals better access to work, healthcare, schools and services.

Site analysis

These 2 level crossings clog local roads and put lives at risk.

Current network plans involve running more trains along the line, which would mean even more boom gate downtime.

Around 40,000 passengers travel on the Frankston Line each weekday.

Together with the Metro Tunnel, we'll create room for 36,000 more passengers every week on the Frankston Line during peak periods.

Works are now underway to build 3 new stations and remove 5 level crossings in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.

We're also preparing to remove 2 level crossings and build a new station in Glen Huntly, with major construction to start in 2022.

Due to the proximity of these new sites to level crossing removal works already underway, it makes sense to get these crossings done now while crews are out on the ground. This will mean we can get rid of the crossings as soon as possible.

New station

A new station will be built at Parkdale as part of the crossing removal.

Site facts

  • Approximately 20,000 vehicles travel through these crossings each day
  • Boom gates are down for up to 44 minutes of the morning peak (7am to 9am)
  • 34 trains during the morning peak (7am to 9am)

Level crossing removals and new stations

Map of level crossing removals on Frankston line.

Crossings removed

  • North Road, Ormond
  • McKinnon Road, McKinnon
  • Centre Road, Bentleigh
  • Charman Road, Cheltenham
  • Park Road, Cheltenham
  • Balcombe Road, Mentone
  • Mascot Avenue, Bonbeach (closure)
  • Station Street, Carrum
  • Eel Race Road, Carrum (closure)
  • Seaford Road, Seaford
  • Skye/Overton Road, Frankston

In planning or construction

  • Glen Huntly Road, Glen Huntly
  • Neerim Road, Glen Huntly
  • Edithvale Road, Edithvale
  • Station Street, Bonbeach
  • Chelsea Road, Chelsea
  • Argyle Avenue, Chelsea
  • Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea

New crossing removals

  • Warrigal Road, Mentone
  • Parkers Road, Parkdale

Project benefits

We're removing 20 level crossings on the Frankston Line and building 13 new stations by 2025.

  • More than $3 billion is being invested in upgrades to the Frankston Line
  • Removing these crossings allows more trains to run more often and eases road congestion
  • By 2023, the line will be crossing-free between the city and Moorabbin
  • The new Parkdale Station will have better facilities for passengers including more lighting and CCTV
  • We'll create around 2 MCGs worth of new open space underneath the new elevated rail bridges as part of this project.

Design and next steps

Initial engineering and technical assessments have determined a rail bridge over the road* to be the best solution at Warrigal Road and Parkers Road.

Additional benefits of this design include opportunities for more open space, bike paths, recreational facilities, car parking and local connections across the rail corridor. It also allows for the level crossings to be removed as soon as possible.

* Further engineering assessments and community engagement will be undertaken on these projects.