The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) delivered the first stage of the Kananook Train Stabling Yard in May 2020 as part of the Carrum level crossing removal works. In 2022 a new high tech signal control centre and better driver facilities were added to the site, with 36 workers currently working at the stabling yard.
The final stage of works on the Kananook Train Stabling Yard are now being delivered and will more than double the number of the trains able to be stored at the facility.
The project will increase the capacity of the yard from 8 to 21 trains, build maintenance and train wash facilities and allow more trains to run on the Frankston Line more often.
The expanded facility will also include a train wash, a maintenance shed with space to work on 2 trains, extra facilities for workers, and an additional connection to the Frankston Line so trains can easily enter and exit the site.
The project will create more than 100 jobs during construction and more than 100 jobs will be based at the facility, including more than 50 new jobs, once the expanded facilities open.
The Frankston Line will be level crossing-free by 2029 with all 27 dangerous and congested crossings gone for good, and 17 new stations built, changing the way locals live, work and travel.