Bicycle Network: Metro Routes
South East: Dandenong Rail Corridor
- Glen Eira, Monash, Kingston, Dandenong
Identified as a Priority Route on the VicRoads Principle Bicycle Network, this rail corridor links Caulfield to Dandenong Centres and nearby activity centres such as Monash University and
Springvale Road rail crossing to be grade separated
1 September 2011. The Baillieu Government have committed to separating the Springvale Road and Rail movements in an attempt to improve the rail performance and untangle a major traffic congested zone in Melbourne's South East.
Read the Premier's announcement, available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria will meet with the project team to ensure a positive outcome for bikes as part of the project and to ensure that the government 'mainstreaming' policy is upheld so that high-quality bike facilities are built as part of the design and funding of the project.
Dandenong Rail Corridor Grade Separation Study
24 August 2011 Bicycle Network Victoria has met with the VicRoads study team to comment on our desire to see a high quality bike facility be considered in the design and future funding bids for the grade separation of key road and rail intersections along this corridor.
Bike movements should also be considered for cross rail movements. In particular a repeat of the very poor outcome for bikes at the recent Westall Station 'upgrade' needs to be avoided. In that case, three level crossings were removed and replaced by a poorly designed station with a multitude of steep stairs and small lifts - definitely a lost opportunity.
A path can easily be built along the corridor to complete the already popular existing path between Murrumbeena and Centre Roads.
As any future rail line expansions will need to be weighed up against any road overpasses the line may cross or against lowering the rail line to go under the roads there is a pefect opportunity to place a high quality bike path and 'land bank' the space for a future rail line addition should that day come.
More details of the study scope are available here.
You can comment on your desired outcomes of this study by sending a message to the study team here.