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We are officially halfway through our 64-day construction blitz in Cheltenham and Mentone. We re-opened Balcombe Road in the early hours of Tuesday 23 June and travelling through the area is now safer and easier for the local community.

Works are continuing around the clock in the trenches, as traffic flows uninterrupted above. Find out more about the construction blitz.

Everything is on track to have the trains up and running on Monday July 27, with your new Mentone Station set to open on Monday 3 August and Cheltenham Station on Monday 17 August.

Taken the bus this month? We want to hear from you
If you have used public transport during the Frankston line closure, we’d love to hear what has worked well for you and how we can improve the experience for all public transport passengers.  Please fill out this short, anonymous survey.
Support your local traders
Your favourite traders are still open for business. Thank you for supporting Mentone and Cheltenham traders while we continue to work.
Changes to the way you travel
Some of the road and rail disruptions in the area include:
Rail
  • Buses replace trains between Moorabbin and Mordialloc, and between Frankston and Stony Point until Sunday 26 July.

Buses also replace trains on other sections of the Frankston line throughout this time due to other project works.

Once the line reopens on Monday 27 July, a shuttle bus service will operate between Southland and Parkdale stations from Monday 27 July to Sunday 2 August and then between Southland and Mentone stations until Sunday 16 August to connect passengers to train services.

Road
  • Como Parade East will remain changed to one-way traffic towards Warrigal Road until late July, with street parking temporarily removed and traffic management in place.
  • Local access only to Edward Street, Churchill Avenue and Stanley Avenue in Cheltenham while major works take place.
  • Street parking restrictions may be in place around worksites to allow for construction vehicle access. Refer to signage for the latest information.
Pedestrian and bus
  • The Rogers Street pedestrian crossing will be temporarily relocated approximately 30m towards Warrigal Road, from Friday 12 June. Please refer to detour signage.
  • Pedestrian access across Balcombe Road, Mentone is via the footpath on the north side until further notice
  • Bus stops in Mentone and Cheltenham will also be missed while works are on.
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