WORKS will begin soon to construct a temporary track on the Frankston line to keep trains running during major level crossing removal works.
Work is ongoing to remove the level crossings at Warrigal Road and Parkers Road at Parkdale. More workers will be dedicated to the project in coming weeks.
Recent works at Parkdale have been undertaken on trenching and drainage.
The Level Crossing Removal Project says that the Parkdale project is ready to “ramp up”.
“Over the coming weeks you’ll see more machinery and more workers in the area with barriers in place along Como Parade so we can safely get on with works such as piling for the elevated rail structures,” an LXRP statement read. “Works will continue to ramp up over the next few months as we begin construction of the temporary track that will keep trains running while we remove these two dangerous and congested level crossings and build a new Parkdale Station.”
The state government plans to remove all level crossings on the Frankston line by 2029.
Bus replacements are planned along the Frankston line until at least August. For more details visit ptv.vic.gov.au/disruptions/frankstondisruptions/