Level Crossing Removal Updates

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is removing 18 level crossings and building 12 new stations as part of a $3 billion upgrade of the Frankston line that will improve safety, reduce congestion and allow more trains to run more often. 

In order to ensure that our Community is well informed about the progress and impact of nearby works on the Level Crossing Removal Project, Mentone Grammar has created this site to house updates and information we receive from LXRP as it relates to our School. 

What’s changing? – Project overview 

Major works have commenced to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Balcombe Road, Mentone. This entails the rail line being lowered into a rail trench with the roads to be rebuilt at their current level.

A new Mentone Station will be built as part of the project, with the existing heritage-listed station used in the final design as part of a new ‘heritage bridge’ over the rail line. The project will include more than three kilometres of walking and cycling paths connecting the Mentone and Cheltenham station precincts. It will also include landscaping, and improved lighting, accessibility and car parking.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2021. 


Trains will resume and Mentone Station will reopen on Monday 20 July

Cheltenham Station will reopen on Sunday 16 August, with trains running express through Cheltenham prior to reopening. During this time shuttle buses will operate between Southland and Mentone stations to connect passengers to rail services.

From late July works will take place along Como Parade West to replace the footpath between the new Mentone Station and the station gardens. Footpath detours will be required at times, with traffic management in place.

To celebrate the new Mentone Station the Level Crossing Removal Team have provided a colouring in sheet for students, click here.

More information 

For more information about the LXRP project, please visit their website: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au, call the LXRP 24hr hotline 1800 105 105 or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

Latest Updates

MAR 2020: Changes to your bus stop

JAN 2020: Student Safety - Warrigal Road Roundabout

JAN 2020: Metro Trains Bus Replacement Services

JAN 2020: Closure of Park and Charman road

JAN 2020: Sewer works

DEC 2019: The Mentone and Cheltenham schools update

DEC 2019: Buses replace trains on the Frankston Line

NOV 2019: Works alert: drainage upgrades

NOV 2019: Charman Road closure and night works

OCT 2019: Piling Works

OCT 2019: Rogers and Mitchell Street pedestrian crossing closure

SEP 2019: How we’re working with schools


LXRP: Cheltenham & Mentone level crossings to be removed

Would you like more information? 

Cheltenham and Mentone LXRP Information Hub 

Drop in to the LXRP information hub and chat to the project experts about the Cheltenham and Mentone sites.

116 Balcombe Road, Mentone (right by the Balcombe Road level crossing)
Tuesdays 9.00am – 12.00pm & Thursdays 2.00 – 5.00pm

Contact LXRP
Call 1800 105 105 (24hr hotline) or email contact@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

Visit the website: https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au

Subscribe for email updates: http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/contact/subscribe 

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