Victorians will soon bid goodbye to three congested and dangerous level crossings with construction commencing on the $50 million package of works that will deliver a new Carrum station and rail bridge.
Early works are underway with the relocation of underground services including water, gas and power together with signalling upgrades along the Frankston line.
This multi-million dollar project will comprise of a new Carrum Station and a 900-metre-long rail bridge as well as the revitalisation of the area. Revitalisation works are set to include planting more than 80,000 shrubs and plants on four community spaces, and the delivery of new public spaces.
The new spaces that will help transform the area include a major new foreshore park, a village green at the Carrum shops, a town square adjacent the new Carrum train station and a station garden near Walkers Road.
Source: Level Crossing Removal Project
Soon, a temporary rail track is going to be built from Karrum Karrum Bridge to Eel Race Road which will enable trains to keep running while construction is ongoing, minimising the disruption for commuters.
Once the temporary rail track is operational, Carrum Station is going to be closed to give way to the removal of the existing rail line, to be followed by piling works that will allow the installation of piers to support the new rail bridge.
Trains will run express through Carrum and passengers are going to be transported to Seaford and Bonbeach stations from Carrum Station via shuttle buses during the station closure.
“The removal of three dangerous and congested level crossings will make it safer and easier to get around this beautiful beachside suburb,” Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan said.
The new train station and rail bridge are set to open and be operational in early 2020, providing better connectivity to the beach and approximately 1.2 hectares of new community spaces.
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Source: Premier of Victoria; Level Crossing Removal Project (1, 2)