More major rail works imminent

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THE new open space at Carrum Station. Picture: Supplied

MAJOR construction works are starting at Edithvale, Chelsea, and Bonbeach train stations.

Piling rigs have been on site in Edithvale and Chelsea, which are driving approximately 4,500 sheet piles into the ground up to 19 metres deep. These will form the walls of the rail trenches.

Five level crossings will be removed and three new stations will be constructed.

Elsewhere on the line, the foreshore park at the redeveloped Carrum Station has been completed and is now open to the public.

A water play area, barbeques, seating, and a kiosk are also set to be open at the space in 2021. 

An LXRP statement read that “Carrum’s new open spaces are connected by the new shared use path that runs along Station Street, with six new pedestrian crossings across Station Street and five across Nepean Highway, providing safer walking and cycling access throughout Carrum and to the beach.”

“The path will soon connect to Seaford, Kananook and Frankston stations as works in Seaford wrap up in late 2020. By 2022 there will be one continuous 12-kilometre path from Edithvale to Frankston.”

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 21 October 2020

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