CONSTRUCTION work to remove two more Frankston line level crossings will begin soon.
Level crossings at Glen Huntly Road and Neerim Road will be removed by lowering the line into a trench.
Once the level crossing removal project is complete, the Frankston Line will be level crossing free between Flinders Street and Moorabbin Station. The boom gates are expected to be gone by 2023.
Designs of the new Glenhuntly Station on the Frankston line were released this week. Work on the station is expected to start shortly.
The state government says that since 2016, 10 pedestrians have been involved in near-misses at the Glen Huntly Road level crossing.
Victorian transport infrastructure minister Jacinta Allan said “our massive investment in the Frankston line is connecting Victorians to jobs, health services, education and delivering new places for them to potentially live.”
State MP Nina Taylor said the new station design is “the result of thorough community consultation and will greatly improve the area by better connecting the station to the local shopping strip and in turn revitalising the heart of the suburb.”
The state government plans to remove 18 level crossings on the Frankston line, constructing 12 new stations during the process.