Full Steam Ahead For New Frankston Station

26 February 2018

Victorian Government: Frankston’s new train station is another step closer with work to kick off on the transformation this month and be completed by the end of 2018.

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded the project contract to an alliance led by John Holland and KBR. The new station is part of the Labor Government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment.

Genton Architecture emerged from a field of 39 to unanimously win the architectural design competition and has refined the design, which includes a distinctive new canopy and buildings, upgrades to the entrance and subway access.

Other improvements to the area include new public plazas and walkways, that will create a thriving, modern shopping and transport hub.

The Level Crossing Removal Authority will oversee the project and minimise disruption by coordinating work with the nearby Skye/Overton Road level crossing removal.

Works will begin this month, starting with utility service relocation and technical surveys, followed by major construction and a temporary station closure from mid-year. Rail replacement buses will transport commuters along the line while the station is demolished and rebuilt.

The Labor Government has opened 13 new train stations across Melbourne, improving transport facilities for thousands of commuters.

Frankston Station is part of a $2 billion investment in the Frankston line to improve reliability and run more trains more often that is creating over 2000 jobs. On the Frankston line alone, 13 level crossings will be removed and 10 stations built, including those recently opened at Southland, Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh.

To view the Frankston Station designs, visit www.levelcrossings.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“This new station will be bigger and better than before. It will be a community centre Frankston can be proud of.”

“We’re removing level crossings, building new and improved stations and delivering better public transport in the south-eastern suburbs and across Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke

“Our community is so excited for this new station. For too long Frankston has been neglected – we’re righting that wrong with this new station, which will create a more accessible, inviting area to live, work and visit.”

“It will be a true gateway to the peninsula and a place our community can be proud of – something we’ve been looking forward to for over 40 years.”




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