Frankston Line Major Works

10-Sep-2021

Dear Families,

An Important Message from the LXRA – Upcoming works.

From Monday 13 September until early November, the Level Crossing Removal Project will be working around the clock at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach.

We ask everyone to take extra care while getting around during this period. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Term 1 Canteen Price List LXRP Truck Safety Update

During this period there will be an increase in truck movements in the area, especially along Station Street, Edithvale Road , Thames Promenade and McLeod Road.

We ask everyone to take extra care while getting around during this period. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information.

This shows the routes the trucks will be taking and provides a road safety reminder, especially relevant for the upcoming school holidays and as COVID restrictions ease.
Pedestrian Access and Shuttle Bus Service

We have received additional information from the Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) about pedestrian access and the shuttle bus service during the upcoming major disruptions in Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach starting this week. These  disruptions will involve BIG changes and the closure of many level crossings and pedestrian access points starting on  Monday between Station Street and the Nepean Highway.

ROAD CLOSURES AT LEVEL CROSSINGS

CHELSEA
  • Chelsea Road closes permanently from Monday July 19.
  • Argyle Ave closes from July 5th-9th and then again from 21 July to early October.
  • Swanpool Ave crossing will remain open until 29 September, before it is permanently closed.
EDITHVALE
  • Edithvale Road closes from Sunday 25 July to early October
  • Lochiel Avenue crossing will remain open for traffic until the major dig takes place in mid September.
BONBEACH
  • Bondi Road closes from Friday 23 July to early October.
  • The advice from LXRP is to limit travel to the work and impact zones where possible. Plan for significant delays in peak times.
  • People will be encouraged to travel inland along Wells Rd, Governor Rd & Lower Dandenong Rd, to get around the works and disruptions.
  • All non-essential trips should be avoided during this time to limit the impact on local congestion. Plan ahead and set off early where you can.

TRAIN & STATION CLOSURES

  • Edithvale, Chelsea & Bonbeach stations close from July 25.
  • The brand new train stations open in October/November 2021.

BUS REPLACEMENTS

  • Buses will replace trains between Frankston & Mordialloc from 9pm Sunday 25 July to Monday 2 August.
  • When trains services resume on Monday 2 August they will run express through Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach. Shuttle buses will connect locals to trains at Mordialloc, Aspendale and Carrum.

PEDESTRIAN AND BUS ACCESS

  • Chelsea Road is open – up to 25 July (open up to 19 July for cars)
  • Argyle Ave is open – up to 25 July for pedestrians (open up to 21 July for cars).
  • Swanpool Ave is open – up to 29 September.
  • Golden Avenue – will be open for pedestrians from 25 July to 1 August.
  • Pedestrian access opens on Sunday 25 July – Lochiel Avenue, Edithvale, Berry Avenue, Edithvale, Patterson River, Bonbeach and McLeod Road, Carrum.
  • Buses will replace trains between Frankston and Mordialloc – from 9pm Sunday 25 July to Monday 2 August
  • A shuttle bus will run as a loop between Mordialloc and Carrum – from 2 August onwards.

SHUTTLE BUS

The shuttle bus will run along both Station Street and along the Nepean Highway.

Mordialloc-bound stops are located on the Nepean Highway and Carrum-bound stops are located on Station Street. When trains services resume on Monday 2 August, they will run express through Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach. Shuttle buses will connect locals to trains at Mordialloc, Aspendale and Carrum.

The shuttle will stop at replacement bus stops between Mordialloc and Carrum as well as Berry Avenue, Golden Avenue, Swanpool Avenue and Lochiel Avenue. Bus stops and the direction of the bus circuit is outlined in the attached map.

The shuttle bus will run daily from:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4am to 1am
  • Friday to Sunday: 24 hours

The shuttle will run to a 5-10 minute frequency. The frequency may be influenced by local traffic conditions.

You can also view project information, disruption maps and ask us your questions on their new information portal on Engage Victoria.

If you have any urgent questions, please contact the project team on 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.