Baxter extension business case

February 7, 2019 Peter No comments exist

The labor state government has begun a business study on the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter.

More details can be found on their page here;

Premier’s Baxter extension business case

The Labor Government has started work on the business case that will assess the costs and benefits of electrifying the line as well as additional enhancements including track duplication, level crossing removals, station upgrades, car parking and train stabling.

As part of level crossing removals, the Government is replacing the current 6-train storage facility at Carrum with capacity to store 24 trains at Kananook (Seaford.)

Labor claim any future extension to Baxter cannot be undertaken without extra train stabling being provided at Kananook (Seaford) to accommodate the increased services.

The Victorian Liberals have opposed the train stabling in Seaford and the sky rail designs at Carrum.

The Government is continuing to work with the 7 businesses being acquired in Seaford to help them relocate and retain their employees locally. It is understood that Sims metal will just close that branch and jobs will be lost. Page Bros have been strongly opposed to relocation from their site with their business established in the area for 50 years.

The Government has begun consultation with stakeholders in Frankston area as the business case is developed. The business case is expected to be finalised in early 2019.

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