Parkdale final designs released

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The final designs for the new Parkdale Station and the elevated rail bridge that will remove the dangerous and congested level crossings at Warrigal Road, Mentone and Parkers Road, Parkdale have been released.

In response to community feedback, the new Parkdale Station, opening next year, will reflect the local character and village feel of the suburb featuring a station forecourt, gathering places for locals and warm-toned natural materials.

The elevated rail bridge will unlock new open spaces and sporting and recreational facilities for the community to enjoy, including a basketball half court, open-air gym, village green, a community garden and a nature-based play area.

More than 100,000 trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted in the area as part of the project, boosting vegetation.

Building a rail bridge will better connect the suburb, which is currently divided by the rail line. The new station precinct and open space will connect Como Parade East and Como Parade West, providing easier access to the shops, schools and beach for residents and visitors. A new shared use path will also connect Parkdale to Cheltenham via Mentone.

When the new station opens, passengers will enjoy modern, accessible facilities, including stairs and lifts to the platforms, more lighting and better CCTV.

A new station car park will be built with more than 45 upgraded commuter car parking spaces and there will be more short-term parking spaces for Parkdale village once the station is completed.

These final designs have been informed by more than 1600 pieces of feedback received since starting community consultation in late 2021.

A 1.8km temporary track has already been constructed so the Frankston Line can keep running during major works which will continue into next year. Parkdale Station will remain closed for several months until the new station is built.

The dangerous and congested Warrigal Road and Parkers Road level crossings will be gone for good, and new Parkdale Station will open in 2024.

Each day 20,000 drivers pass through these 2 crossings and the boom gates are down for up to 44 minutes in the morning peak when 34 trains pass through.

These removals will bring the Frankston Line one step closer to being level crossing free by 2029, improving safety, reducing congestion and allowing more trains to run more often.

For more information about the final design and to register for our community information sessions view the November community update.

Parkdale roll plot

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Level Crossing Removal Warrigal Road, MentoneParkers Road, Parkdale