Category: Engineering

January 22, 2018 Moira Harbour No comments exist

A new road bridge connecting Station Street to Station Street over the Patterson River is planned. This can be used as a temporary rail by-pass whilst any changes to the Patterson River rail bridge are completed. Allowing for a safety fence 3m from the by-pass rail track access to properties either side of Patterson River…

September 29, 2016 Peter 2 comments

Seaford Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, Bentleigh and McKinnon. This article explains how Seaford Road can be Rail Under Road also. Design Considerations 1. Rail Reserve • A 40m wide railway reserve allowing…

September 29, 2016 Peter 3 comments

Bonbeach & Carrum Level Crossings Bondi Road, Carrum Station, Eel Race Road Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, Bentleigh and McKinnon. This article explains how the Bonbeach & Carrum level crossing removals can…

September 26, 2016 Peter No comments exist

Charman Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, Bentleigh and McKinnon. This article explains how Charman Road can be Rail Under Road also.   Design Considerations 1. Park Road • Logic suggests that Park Road…

September 25, 2016 Peter No comments exist

Edithvale Road Level Crossing Rail Under Road Another 8 level crossings on the Frankston Line are due to be removed. Three have already been grade separated with a Rail Under Road solution: Ormond, Bentleigh and McKinnon. This article explains how Edithvale Road can be Rail Under Road also.   Design Considerations 1. Rail Reserve One lane of…

September 11, 2016 Peter No comments exist

Relocation of utilities is a consideration on every large construction project and is business as usual. It is not the insurmountable problem represented in Government and LXRA’s media spin. We are currently unaware of any large utility easements of concern. Given the long lead times before construction begins, we would expect that LXRA and the Utility…

September 11, 2016 Peter 2 comments

Updated 11/09/2016 1. Ground Water So far, our reviews of publicly available information have indicated that the approximate ground water levels are lower than the depth of excavation.  Where the ground water levels are lower than the excavation level, neither dewatering or exclusion walls are required. However, seasonal fluctuations are possible, so we have discussed…

May 23, 2016 wpopp No comments exist

Version 1, 23 May 2016 It is important to note that any form of grade separation is likely to reduce some of the existing rail noise as the need for boom gate bells, some train braking and some mandatory train horns are eliminated or reduced by the grade separation. Since all options would provide the…

May 22, 2016 Peter 2 comments

Return To Engineering Page (See also Site Specific Assumptions in the Crossing Proposals pages, links below) 1. Number of existing rail lines in place – two on the Frankston line, and three at Cheltenham Station (per LXRA Consultation boards). We are unaware of any expansion plans for future additional lines at this time . 2. Railway…