Baxter electrification business case

The Victorian Government is preparing a business case, which is investigating the electrification of the Frankston rail line to Baxter.

The project is being developed with a $3 million contribution from the Federal Government.

The business case will assess the costs and benefits of electrifying the line, as well as additional enhancements, including track duplication, level crossing removals, station upgrades, car parking and train stabling.

The Department of Transport is leading the project, while the Level Crossing Removal Project will manage the business case on its behalf.

Work is currently underway to understand key transport, environmental and community needs for the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.

An important part of the project is liaising with key organisations to inform the business case.

The Department, together with the Level Crossing Removal Project, is consulting with key stakeholders including Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Further work will be undertaken during 2019 to help inform the design of specific project elements.

The business case and recommendations will also be completed in 2019.

Map of the train line between Frankston and Baxter stations

Study area for the Baxter electrification business case.