Road and rail disruptions for level crossing removals
Roads and train services will be disrupted over the coming months as level crossing removal work ramps up across the network.
Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations will close for around three months from Sunday 25 July until November while new stations are built in their place.
Buses will replace trains between Mordialloc, Frankston and Stony Point during an initial one-week rail closure from Sunday 25 July until Monday 2 August.
Trains will then run express through the stations for six weeks, until a further two-month line closure and construction blitz where major works will take place from Monday 13 September until the new stations open and the level crossings are gone for good in November.
Local roads will be closed for about two months from July to October, and commuters should prepare for major disruptions at several connections across the line including at Edithvale Road, Argyle Avenue and Bondi Road.
On the Belgrave/Lilydale line, buses will replace trains from Friday 10 September to Monday 25 October, while major works are carried out to remove the level crossings at Manchester Road and Maroondah Highway, and new stations are built at Mooroolbark and Lilydale.
Crews are gearing up for a road closure from 16 July to 6 August for the South Gippsland Hwy, South Dandenong level crossing removal.
Passengers are also reminded of changes to train services on the Williamstown line, with buses replacing trains between Newport and Williamstown from Friday 20 August until Saturday 13 November while the level crossing removal is completed at Ferguson Street.
During this time, the level crossings at South Gippsland Highway in Dandenong South, Ferguson Street in Williamstown, Manchester Road in Mooroolbark, Maroondah Highway in Lilydale, Edithvale Road and Lochiel Avenue in Edithvale, Chelsea Road and Swanpool Avenue in Chelsea, and Bondi Road in Bonbeach will be removed.
These level crossing removals will bust congestion, boost safety and deliver better stations for passengers.