Kananook Train Storage Facility

Kananook Train Storage Facility


The Victorian Government will establish the Kananook Train Storage Facility in Seaford.

A new train storage facility will be built to replace the existing train storage facility in Carrum and provide capacity to accommodate more trains in the future following completion of the Metro Tunnel project. The site will have enough space to house three times the number of trains that can currently be stored at Carrum.

Throughout 2016, the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) undertook a range of detailed technical investigations on potential site options to determine the most appropriate location to relocate the Carrum train storage.

Based on the results of these investigations, a site has been chosen for the Kananook Train Storage Facility. The facility will be built at Kananook in Seaford, in a light industrial area bordered by the Frankston train line, Miles Grove and Wells Road.

Train storage facilities are where trains are parked while not in operation. Typically, trains return to a storage facility at the end of service and are stored overnight until they are required. While there, the trains are cleaned internally and prepared for the next day's service. This includes removing waste, minor maintenance and routine inspections.

Train storage facilities help make sure train services across the rail network are operating as efficiently and reliably as possible.


The Victorian Government will establish the Kananook Train Storage Facility in Seaford.

A new train storage facility will be built to replace the existing train storage facility in Carrum and provide capacity to accommodate more trains in the future following completion of the Metro Tunnel project. The site will have enough space to house three times the number of trains that can currently be stored at Carrum.

Throughout 2016, the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) undertook a range of detailed technical investigations on potential site options to determine the most appropriate location to relocate the Carrum train storage.

Based on the results of these investigations, a site has been chosen for the Kananook Train Storage Facility. The facility will be built at Kananook in Seaford, in a light industrial area bordered by the Frankston train line, Miles Grove and Wells Road.

Train storage facilities are where trains are parked while not in operation. Typically, trains return to a storage facility at the end of service and are stored overnight until they are required. While there, the trains are cleaned internally and prepared for the next day's service. This includes removing waste, minor maintenance and routine inspections.

Train storage facilities help make sure train services across the rail network are operating as efficiently and reliably as possible.

  • CLOSED: The submissions have concluded. Thank you for your interest.

    We invite you to provide feedback on the Kananook Train Storage Facility.

    If you wish to give feedback on this project, we encourage you to make a formal submission by Sunday 30 April 2017 using this online form.

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority will use your feedback to further enhance the project design, and community feedback and submissions will help to inform decision-making about the project.

    Feedback received will also be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Frankston Planning Scheme. The proposed planning scheme amendment will apply to land within the

    We invite you to provide feedback on the Kananook Train Storage Facility.

    If you wish to give feedback on this project, we encourage you to make a formal submission by Sunday 30 April 2017 using this online form.

    The Level Crossing Removal Authority will use your feedback to further enhance the project design, and community feedback and submissions will help to inform decision-making about the project.

    Feedback received will also be provided to the Minister for Planning as part of a formal request to amend the Frankston Planning Scheme. The proposed planning scheme amendment will apply to land within the rail and road corridors affected by the project as well as the land proposed to be permanently or temporarily required for the project, including access to the rail corridor.

    The amendment will put in place a site specific planning control called an Incorporated Document permitting development of the project without the need for further planning permits.


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