Edithvale Road, Edithvale

Works to remove the Edithvale Road level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.

The removal of this level crossing will include the construction of a new Edithvale Station, as well as a four-lane intersection with dedicated turning lanes over the rail line. This upgrade allows for the closure of the level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, with the next crossing at Edithvale Road only 500 metres away.

The boom gates at the Edithvale Road level crossing are down for an average of 42 minutes during the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.

The Edithvale–Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project was subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, due to its proximity to the Edithvale–Seaford Wetlands. In September 2018, the Minister for Planning’s Assessment of the EES for Edithvale and Bonbeach found that the rail-under-road option would not threaten the wetlands.

Construction starts next year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.

Works to remove the Edithvale Road level crossing will start in 2020.

The level crossing will be removed by lowering the rail line into a trench and building a new road at the current level.

The removal of this level crossing will include the construction of a new Edithvale Station, as well as a four-lane intersection with dedicated turning lanes over the rail line. This upgrade allows for the closure of the level crossing at Lochiel Avenue, with the next crossing at Edithvale Road only 500 metres away.

The boom gates at the Edithvale Road level crossing are down for an average of 42 minutes during the morning peak, when up to 30 trains run through the crossings. Current network plans to increase the number of trains running on the Frankston line, means more boom gate downtime.

The Edithvale–Bonbeach Level Crossing Removal Project was subject to an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process, due to its proximity to the Edithvale–Seaford Wetlands. In September 2018, the Minister for Planning’s Assessment of the EES for Edithvale and Bonbeach found that the rail-under-road option would not threaten the wetlands.

Construction starts next year and all the level crossings from Edithvale to Bonbeach will be gone in 2022.

For regular information about the progress of this project, sign up for email updates.

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    Want to learn more about your new stations at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach? 

    In addition to the removal of level crossings at Edithvale and Bonbeach, three dangerous and congested crossings in Chelsea are being fasttracked for removal at Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea Road and Argyle Avenue. 

    As part of the level crossing removals, three new modern stations will be built at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach. 

    New walking and cycling paths will also be built, making it safer and easier to access the things you love in your local area.

    As we develop detailed designs, we want to hear from the local

    Want to learn more about your new stations at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach? 

    In addition to the removal of level crossings at Edithvale and Bonbeach, three dangerous and congested crossings in Chelsea are being fasttracked for removal at Swanpool Avenue, Chelsea Road and Argyle Avenue. 

    As part of the level crossing removals, three new modern stations will be built at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach. 

    New walking and cycling paths will also be built, making it safer and easier to access the things you love in your local area.

    As we develop detailed designs, we want to hear from the local community to help refine aspects of the stations, such as finishes, landscaping and public art opportunities. 

    Your feedback will help us to understand what is important to the local community. 

    In addition to further technical investigations, community feedback will help us as we continue to plan for the removal of the level crossings. 

    Submissions closed 5:00 Friday 25 October 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you to those who came along to our September workshop. You can still be involved and provide your feedback via our short survey on:

    1.  pedestrian rail crossings

    2.  cycling and pedestrian shared use path

    3.  improving the station precinct

    4.  minimising disruption.

    Survey closed Sunday 10 December 2017.

    Thank you to those who came along to our September workshop. You can still be involved and provide your feedback via our short survey on:

    1.  pedestrian rail crossings

    2.  cycling and pedestrian shared use path

    3.  improving the station precinct

    4.  minimising disruption.

    Survey closed Sunday 10 December 2017.
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  • CLOSED: The CRG nominations have concluded.
    Nominations are invited from members of the Edithvale and Bonbeach communities who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the combined Community Reference Group for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects. 

    Local perspectives and insight are important as we prepare our Environmental Effects Statement and as we look to minimise future construction impacts. 

    If you’re living, learning or working in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    CRG Role

    The purpose of the CRG is to ensure that
    Nominations are invited from members of the Edithvale and Bonbeach communities who feel passionate about their local area and wish to be involved in the combined Community Reference Group for the Edithvale and Bonbeach level crossing removal projects. 

    Local perspectives and insight are important as we prepare our Environmental Effects Statement and as we look to minimise future construction impacts. 

    If you’re living, learning or working in the area and have an interest in how the project will affect you and your community, we want to hear from you!

    CRG Role

    The purpose of the CRG is to ensure that local community
    members can learn more about both the Edithvale and
    Bonbeach level crossing removal projects.

    The CRG will assist the project team by:

    • providing a local perspective, particularly in relation to project design and minimising construction impacts on local communities
    • bringing local knowledge/networks to encourage discussions with interested and affected residents, businesses, interest and industry groups
    • creating opportunities for individuals and groups affected by the project to participate in the projects community events.

    Nominations closed July 2017.
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome to our survey - we're keen to hear from you about level crossing removals in your area. This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Feel free to skip sections (unless they are marked with an *).

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

    Level crossing removal option 1

    Lower the rail line into a trench and build a new Edithvale Road bridge at the current road level.

    Key information

    • Depth of rail trench approximately 8 metres
    • Width of rail trench approximately 12 metres
    • Single pedestrian crossing at ground level 
    • Two pedestrian overpasses

    Welcome to our survey - we're keen to hear from you about level crossing removals in your area. This survey should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Feel free to skip sections (unless they are marked with an *).

    Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

    Level crossing removal option 1

    Lower the rail line into a trench and build a new Edithvale Road bridge at the current road level.

    Key information

    • Depth of rail trench approximately 8 metres
    • Width of rail trench approximately 12 metres
    • Single pedestrian crossing at ground level 
    • Two pedestrian overpasses
    • Length of rail trench approximately 1000m

    Level crossing removal option 2

    Raise the rail line over Edithvale Road and retain the existing road level at Edithvale Road and the Nepean Highway.


    Key information

    • Height of rail bridge approximately 8 metres
    • Width of rail bridge approximately 12 metres
    • Length of rail bridge approximately 1000 metres
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